Traversing Peaks and Valleys in Cape Town
While hiking in Cape Town, there are moments when you'll wipe the sweat from your brow, stop for a water break, and feel like you can't possibly motivate yourself to take another uphill step. This feeling is fleeting, however, and always superseded by the memories of when you feel like you're on top of the world. 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.
By Marie Frei, AFAR Local Expert
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Boyes Dr, Silver Mine (Nature Reserve), Cape Town, South Africa