We joined forces with Hi-Tec to discover some of the Western Cape’s best hikes, trails and walks

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Whether you’re a seasoned hiker looking for some inspiration or an inexperienced, but aspiring trail blazer not sure where to start, we have a walk or hike to suit you. From easy strolls through the forest to more challenging climbs up mountains, there are so many great hiking routes in Cape Town and the surrounding areas.

We’ve spent the last couple of months wearing-in our Hi-Tec boots: we appreciated the unfaltering grip of the sturdy V-Lite Altitude Ultra Luxe Wpi when scrambling up steeper paths, and the comfort afforded by the light  V-lite Total Terrain Lace when going on easier strolls through the forest.

We’ve organised the hikes and walks into categories to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for. Please have a look at our hiking safety guide, especially if you’re new to Cape Town, and make a note of the rescue and emergency numbers.

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Atlantic Rail

We run regular day trips around the peninsula. This scenic route winds along the rugged coast of False Bay with the waves crashing on the rocks below, through villages scrambling up the steep slopes and along the beautiful coves and beaches.

Atlantic Rail - Rail trips in Cape Town.  Mariner Guest House - Simon's Town.

The train leaves Cape Town and travels between the famous Newlands rugby and cricket grounds to Muizenburg. Traveling on to False Bay where the view of the ocean is spectacular. The railway line skirts the rocks as it travels through the quaint village of Kalk Bay, then snakes through Fish Hoek and Glencairn, finally coming to an end in Simonstown with a view of the naval dockyard.

Passengers are free to go to the beach, grab a bite to eat or stroll through the town.

The train returns along the same route back to Cape Town.

Visit this website for more information:

 http://www.atlanticrail.co.za/

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