Walking and hiking
Popular walking trails around Camps Bay
This walking trail starts at the top of Kloof Nek where you turn off to go to the Table Mountain cable car. This path runs along the top of Camps Bay and follows the old water pipe. It is generally a flat walk with a few ups and downs, and is a very pleasant walk. The view is spectacular over the bay and up the 12 Apostles mountain range. There is also a trail up Table Mountain from this path called Kasteelspoort. Please note it is the only trail up the mountain from the Camps Bay side and is a strenuous uphill hike. It is well signposted and will take you all the way to Silvermine Nature Reserve past the reservoirs. Allow at least 6 hours for this trail.
For the Lions Head trail, take the turn-off to Signal Hill and follow this road for a short distance. At the parking area, Follow the track up and circle slowly to the top of Lions head. The first 15 minutes of this hiking trail are steep uphill, the path then levels off. One has to climb up some chains to reach the summit. of Lions Head. Hikers climb the mountain when it is full moon and watch the moon rise over Cape Town. This walk takes approximately an hour and a half. There is another trail that starts at the end of Chilworth Road, in Camps Bay. This trail is a steep climb until it joins the main trail up the mountain.
Follow the signs from Kloof Nek Road to Round House and park outside the Stan’s Halt Youth Hostel. Follow the signs heading up the valley towards Table Mountain. This is a beautiful walk in a lovely lush valley with many trees. The Round House was originally built for Lord Charles Somerset and was his hunting lodge. Horak became the owner in 1813 because the house was too basic for Lord Somerset. In 1826, a William Jones was responsible for the improvements and added the veranda with the French doors and windows. In 1838 the Lodge was sold and has been operating as a hotel or restaurant ever since. It is a National Monument along with the rest of the Glen. The road running past Round House is part of the original track from the city.
Along the Sea - Victoria Road, Camps Bay
Follow Victoria Road from Camps Bay along the coast to Sea Point. Take the steps down to Clifton 1st beach and walk along till 4th beach. Climb the stairs back to Victoria Rd and continue along the road towards Sea Point. Take your first road left down to the sea and meet up with the beginning of the Sea Point promenade. If you follow the sea you will ultimately end up at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town. This is a lovely evening walk and you will join most of Cape Town out for their daily exercise.