Cape Town is known for steep climbs and world-class bouldering, but that might not be for everyone. If you’ve told yourself that this will be the year of fitness and fun, then a low-effort trek through paradise might be just what you need to make good on your promises.
Here are five easy hiking trails to explore in the Mother City:
1. The Pipe Track
The well-known Pipe Track boasts the most beautiful views over Camps Bay, Lion’s Head and the Atlantic Ocean. Table Mountain’s unique fynbos is certainly a sight to behold as you navigate through a single rock path that later joins onto a jeep track. Take time to enjoy the views along the way as you pass through stunning ravines of the western slopes. Even though your journey may be rocky in some areas, it isn’t steep, with only a few slight hills which makes it a perfect outing for children.
As one of Table Mountain’s oldest hiking routes, it’s still enjoyed by locals who love a chilled stroll while catching a glimpse of the 12 Apostles mountain range.
Starting point: Tafelberg Road and Kloof Nek intersection (park on Tafelberg Road lower parking lot)
Distance: +/- 6km
Time: 3 hours