Mountain Walks

Western Cape

On Table Mountain there is a network of over 550 Walks and Hikes. Maps are available from the Info Centre at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Nature Conservation and the National Botanical Gardens.

Some well-constructed footpaths exists, as well as picnic sites and the cableway. Some of the attractions that Table Mountain offers, are the spectacular setting of a mountain amidst a city, magnificent scenery and beautiful vistas to all corners, easily accessible wild areas, rich flora and indigenous forested kloofs.

The Garden Route offers many smaller one day hiking trails & walks in awe-inspiring natural beauty, with mountains, valleys, lakes, forests, streams and beaches.

The Cradock and George Peaks Trail links the Montagu and Outeniqua passes, and can be walked either way. There is also a detour to Losberg peak. As its name implies, this koppie stands apart from the main range and provides a unique vantage point to view the town of George below.

The trail is particularly lovely in winter, spring and early summer, when many of the fynbos species are in flower. The route is clearly marked.

Kwazulu Natal

The scenic The Southern Drakensberg is a must for any eco tourist. It is a land of great contrasts, with gently rolling hills and valleys giving way to the jagged basalt peaks of the Drakensberg mountains.

It is a paradise for those who love active, outdoor holidays and the beauty of undisturbed nature, and a haven for hikers, lovers of wildlife, and birds and wildflower enthusiasts.


The Mountain Club of South Africa, located at 97 Hatfield Street, Cape Town, consists of thirteen sections spread out over South Africa. The sections are largely run on an autonomous basis and each section organises its own activities (climbing, hiking, socials etc) and issues its own newsletter.
* Contact the MCSA on Tel: +27 (0)21 4653412 (CPT) or +27 (0)11 8071310 (JHB)
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