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Silvermine Nature Reserve

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Belgium - Brugge
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a beautifull nature reserve. You can choose between several walks.Very quiet even on a weekend. Beautifull 'fynbos', lovely views

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Cape Town
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's a lovely place but one has to walk quite a distance to be able to have a picnic in a decent spot. I find the entrance fee a little on the steep side for what is on offer.

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West London
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115 reviews 115 reviews
74 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Several goods walks of varying degrees of difficulty. Fantastic views and used by locals rather than tourists, a great relief.

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Tintern, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

There are a range of hiking options here with splendid views as you walk up. We did a 2-3 hour circular route taking elephants eye cave and views of both sides of the Cape. There seemed to be a lot more up than down, but that is hiking and mostly it was all up and then down (not a roller... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My friend and I took my little sister for a nice little pique-nique and we took our inflatable boat with us which we used to paddle around the dam with her. Great for pique-niques and lovely walks or for a swim!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Very nice hiking trails., long and some short. The views over Fish Hoek, Simonstown and Houtbay in a distance were spectacular!. We saw various types of wild plants. Lots of picnic spots. Very relaxing outing.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We've recently hiked up one of the Silvermine Nature Reserve trails and found it absolutely fantastic! We chose the Elephant Eye walk, which was meandering at times and more strenuous at others but thoroughly enjoyable as the view from the top is absolutely amazing and you have a sense of achievement reaching the cave at the top which makes for... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a nice enough spot, but there's nothing much here if you want to learn about what you might want to see. You're left very much to your own devices. Nice hiking trails, and the rather over-rated reservoir which gets horribly busy in summer, leading to parking lot being swamped. Good hike up to Elephant's Eye cave is a... More 

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SOUTH AFRICA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Friends of our from Cape Town took us on this hike around Silvermine, which they had completed many times before. The hike took us about 3 hours and completed over 5 kms. One can take a short or longer hike ,depends on what you wish to do. The views were spectacular. As we climbed higher we saw Fish Hoek, Simonstown,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is the location of our favourite hike - an easy walk up to Elephant's Eye cave, with a wonderful view of the False Bay coast. Have a picnic, and maybe a swim, at the dam afterwards.

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