Hiking & Birdwatching
Bretagne Rock, Paarl
Although daunting in appearance, this hike is not as serious as it looks and the reward is panoramic views of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and False Bay.
Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, Franschhoek
Cat’s Pass begins with a steep 2.5 km ascent which leads to beautiful views of the fynbos reserve and Franschhoek Valley.
Dutoitskop Trail is an out-and-return route that climbs 700m to the summit of Dutoitskop. The Perdekop ascends to the Wemmershoek Peak lookout before the summit – although this is a steep route, the views are well worth the effort.
Delevera Bird Walk, Stellenbosch
Bird enthusiasts are advised to try the 1.25km walk around the dam, which supplies a closer look at plentiful ducks, geese, weavers, pheasants and more. Their 9.75km vineyard trail takes one through the conservancy, including views of the Winelands and Table Mountain.
Simonsberg Hiking Trail, Stellenbosch
For the more serious hikers, a trip through stuning kloofs to some beautiful waterfalls. Breathtaking views await to reward the effort.
Lion’s Head & Table Mountain, Cape Town
A little further away but well worth it – climbing these iconic sights is something everyone has to do during their visit to the Cape Winelands.