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A lovely nature area about 40 minutes from City Centre. Once there you are totally immersed in nature. Great walks ranging from challenging to stroll can be done. Lovely dam to relax and have a picnic. Not sure of Mountain biking can still be done...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daniel v
Reviewed 3 days ago

Known for its lush forest, situated on the top of Ou Kaapse Weg, here you can braai / picnic and swim in one of the natural dams.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BrettW1408
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A trip to Silvermine is a great way to spend the day. Leave early to do one of the hiking trails. We did the hike up to Elephants eye cave. For someone really unfit 3/4 of the hike was pleasant, the last stretch to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank leighb172016
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a nice piece of heaven interrupted by dogs running though picnic areas, barking at each other swimming in the dam when this is clearly not allowed. Dog owners continue to disregard the clearly posted signs that their dogs "must be kept on leash at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MikepgcJ
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Fresh fynbos in bloom, stunning mountain backdrop at the waterside. This is an ideal picnic spot not too far from the madding crowd.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank karimaG544VW
Reviewed November 11, 2018

This is the place to hike. Do not go alone, you can get lost and hurt. Go in a group and have fun and a picnic. Enjoy the views of the distances and the bush. Look at all the different velt planrts.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MichaelS21995
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Most people who know or follow me on Insta, are aware that most of my Sundays (sometimes Saturdays) are spent in Silvermine Nature Reserve, which is part of the Sanparks Table Mountain National Park. Where is Silvermine Nature Reserve? If you are travelling on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ImtithaalD
Reviewed October 2, 2018

For a top of the world experience, do the Panoramic hike over the top to see from Hout Bay to Noordhoek and beyond. Safety in numbers always, and with someone who knows the route. Shorter routes abound for the less energetic. also swimming in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jenni L
Reviewed July 9, 2018

After the recent fire, the city of Cape Town really needs to attend to the devastation of hiking trails and paths around the whole of Silvermine nature reserve

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank brian m
Reviewed June 19, 2018

The beauty of this reserve lies in many things; but for one, this is an ideal reserve for a big group of people with varying abilities who want to all do some exercise and then get together for a social afterwards - for them this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Shorouk S
November 11, 2018|
Response from ImtithaalD | Reviewed this property |
The waterfall is definitely drying up. A combination of the warm days, less rain because of summer and condensation. There is still some water but not gushing as much as it was two months ago.
August 24, 2017|
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Response from 654andreh | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately there is no public transport. The best would be to use Uber.
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As far as I know, it is.