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Forest Excursions

A walk in an Afromontane forest is always uplifting. These deep green ecosystems are millions of years old and are home to a variety of smaller animals, birds and invertebrates. The most popular of these walks are:

Newlands Forest

Accessible from the M3 near Rhodes Memorial.

Orange Kloof in Hout Bay

This is one of the most special places in the Park with forest trails leading to the top of Table Mountain. Please note that entry to this area is by permit only. Call +27 (0)21 422 1601 for information – ask for Beulah Charles.

Echo Valley and Spes Bona

These locations in the Muizenberg mountains also sport pockets of Afromontane. Boardwalks have been constructed here to protect the root systems, humus layers and to promote sapling growth.

Smitswinkel Trail (Simonstown to Smitswinkel)

One-day hike. A permit is required. Please call +27 (0)21 786 2329 for further information.