Traversing Peaks and Valleys in Cape Town
While hiking in Cape Town
, there are plenty of moments when you'll stop for a water break, wipe the sweat from your brow, and ignore those voices inside yourself saying you can't possibly take another uphill step. This moment is fleeting, however, and always superseded by the lasting memories of when you feel like you're on top of the world at the end of your hike. Silvermine Nature Reserve is 20 minutes from the city center and the part of Table Mountain National Park that covers the Cape Peninsula near Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. The Echo Valley hike can be approached from the Silvermine entrance on top of Ou Kaapse Weg (one way), or, from the entrance on Boyes Drive in Kalk Bay.