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South Africa - Western Cape Day Hikes

Adventurer Nic

South Africa - Western Cape Day Hikes

Collection by Adventurer Nic

16

Tours

16:21 h

45.1 mi

5,300 ft

A collection of day hikes and highlights in the Western Cape of South Africa. Includes - Kogelberg Nature Reserve, Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve, Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Cape L'Agulhas, Hermanus town and coastal walks

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Tours & Highlights

  • Silver Sands Beach

    Hiking Highlight

    A large beach with undulating dunes of soft white sand to the east of Hangklip. This can be a windy spot and the Atlantic Ocean surf is cold and strong, even in summer.

    Tip by Adventurer Nic

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  • Hoy's Koppie

    Hiking Highlight

    The Koppie was formed 440 million years ago. It's a freestanding hill in the town of Hermanus and is named after Sir William Hoy 1868-1930, a Scotsman and railway manager, who first visited Hermanus in 1910 and visited annually until his death. He and his wife, Lady Gertrude Hoy, are both buried at the summit of the hill, which boasts beautiful views of Hermanus and the Atlantic Ocean

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  • Lemoenkop Hilltop

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    This is a great little hill, only 207m high but with cracking views across the Hermanus coast line and the Atlantic ocean. The hill is within the Fernkloof Nature Reserve and there are an abundance of well maintained trails to explore here

    Tip by Adventurer Nic

  • Mosselberg from Voelklip

    Hiking Highlight

    This is one of the hills that shadows the eastern suburbs of Hermanus. Looking forward to accessing these hills via the Fernkloof nature reserve over the next few days

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  • Coastal Path Hermanus

    00:55
    2.76 mi
    3.0 mph
    50 ft
    150 ft

    It's such a stunning coast line 😍

    by Adventurer Nic

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  • 00:04
    263 yd
    2.4 mph

    pigeons can be cute in their own right.... can't they?...erm 🤷🏻‍♀️ 😂😂😂

    by Adventurer Nic

  • 00:04
    348 yd
    2.7 mph

    too windy to hang around for long sadly! but it's so beautiful here 😍

    by Adventurer Nic

  • 01:50
    4.77 mi
    2.6 mph
    925 ft
    850 ft

    📷👍

    by Stundenschwimmer

  • 01:04
    2.86 mi
    2.7 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft

    Hi! Yes that was always in the back of my mind! There are a lot of venomous snakes here, but I made sure I made a lot of noise so any snakes had lots of notice I was approaching. I didn't see one for the length of my trip thankfully!

    by Adventurer Nic

  • 00:07
    0.25 mi
    2.2 mph
    25 ft

    His shell was all cracked 😔

    by Adventurer Nic

  • 00:54
    2.55 mi
    2.8 mph
    225 ft
    175 ft

    Thank you, it's been a really hot but beautiful day today 😀

    by Adventurer Nic

  • You need a permit to hike in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The views are well worth the small price I paid to hike here though. There are single and multi-day trekking route options available, but due to the intense summer heat I favoured a shorter route. Heading north up the west bank of the Palmiet River before gaining a bit of height and walking down on the east side. Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve is a stunning location in South Africa and this walk can be enjoyed by all ages.

    Tip by Adventurer Nic

  • 02:13
    6.61 mi
    3.0 mph
    100 ft
    150 ft

    It was a scorching hot day today! ☀️🌡

    by Adventurer Nic

  • Kwaaiwater

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    A truly stunning section of the Hermanus Coastal Cliff Path. Kwaaiwater translates from Afrikaans to 'Angry Water'. There are a handful of benches situated perfectly to sit and enjoy the show!

    Tip by Adventurer Nic

  • Kogelberg Nature Reserve - the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Approximately 1,800 plant species can be found here. Hikers require permits (available at a small cost) to explore this area, which is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Cape Leopard has been spotted here. A nice mixture of woodland walking, hopping over rivers and walking across the open hillside on well maintained paths.

    Tip by Adventurer Nic

  • 00:40
    1.95 mi
    2.9 mph
    0 ft
    75 ft

    I'm not sure what was better...the views or watching the tarantula hawk wasp vs. the spider!

    by Adventurer Nic

  • 00:45
    2.15 mi
    2.8 mph
    25 ft
    50 ft

    Thank you! I was very much appreciated! You can't beat a cold icecream on a hot day 🥵

    by Adventurer Nic

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    16
  • Highlights
    7
  • Distance
    45.1 mi
  • Duration
    16:21 h
  • Elevation
    5,300 ft

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