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Silvermine Nature Reserve

Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 780 9002
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“elephant's eye” (25 reviews)
“ou kaapse weg” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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+27 21 780 9002
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"elephant's eye"
in 25 reviews
"ou kaapse weg"
in 8 reviews
"mountain biking"
in 9 reviews
"hout bay"
in 22 reviews
"refreshing swim"
in 5 reviews
"picnic spot"
in 5 reviews
"braai facilities"
in 4 reviews
"activity card"
in 3 reviews
"mountain water"
in 3 reviews
"lovely picnic"
in 3 reviews
"false bay"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful hike"
in 5 reviews
"fish hoek"
in 7 reviews
"hour walk"
in 4 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 3 reviews
"cape flats"
in 4 reviews
"easy hike"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed today

This is the second time that I have done this circular walk. Across the dam up the shoulder to a cave, then working up a gently rising and rough path until the main pathway is reached. Continuing upward and turning off left to reach a...More

Thank EastLondonEjs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I went for a pleasant walk in the SIlvermine Nature Reserve one Saturday morning to get away form the bustle of the city. It was quiet and we had a very peaceful walk up the hill to get a spectacular view of...More

Thank NJG15
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Silvermine is a family favourite for walking or biking in nature. There are places to picnic and a reservoir if you wish to swim. Beautiful views abound.

Thank Chantyld
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We had an awesome walk to Elephant Eye Cave. The walk and a bit of a climb were excellent with beautiful views. When we came down we also had a swim in Silvermine dam. Great to swim in water from the mountain.

Thank JoshJohannesburg
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

having walked in this beautiful part of the cape peninsula for many years, it breaks my heart to warn potential hikers that this area has been targeted in recent months by randam attacks. I would recommend one goes here with a guide or a registered...More

Thank nicolettel995
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

....highly recommended delicious menu choices - sit outside and admire the stunning views of the hillside!

Thank Feebs3
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Many locals (also 2 tourguides) told us to avoid that area in summer 2017/18 because many robberies with fatalities took place in that area. Cape Town authorities say they are working on safety so maybe later it will be ok.

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Reviewed February 3, 2018

We were hesitant to hike there after recent attacks in the area but we had a guide and felt very safe. Did an easy 10km hike followed by a swim in the cool clean reservoir. A stunning day out.

Thank MelanieNov
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

The western part of the Silvermine nature reserve is very popular and have some stunning hikes. The best hike is from the parking area at the dam, go straight to the Noordhoek Peak bench. Just before the bench, turn right and ascend to the top...More

Thank WernerDalziel
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

If you like a nice stroll near Steenberg/Fish hoek, the Silvermine nature reserve is the place to be. Nice, save and quiet location.

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joansmrha
August 24, 2017|
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Response from Andre H | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately there is no public transport. The best would be to use Uber.
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Gerald J
December 25, 2016|
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Response from Deon L | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, it is.
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