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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jenni L
Reviewed 10 July 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

Thank brian m
Reviewed 20 June 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

Thank Ansa_Fer
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is the second time that I have done this circular walk. Across the dam up the shoulder to a cave, then working up a gently rising and rough path until the main pathway is reached. Continuing upward and turning off left to reach a...More

1  Thank EastLondonEjs
Reviewed 15 May 2018

My family and I went for a pleasant walk in the SIlvermine Nature Reserve one Saturday morning to get away form the bustle of the city. It was quiet and we had a very peaceful walk up the hill to get a spectacular view of...More

Thank NJG15
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Silvermine is a family favourite for walking or biking in nature. There are places to picnic and a reservoir if you wish to swim. Beautiful views abound.

Thank Chantyld
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We had an awesome walk to Elephant Eye Cave. The walk and a bit of a climb were excellent with beautiful views. When we came down we also had a swim in Silvermine dam. Great to swim in water from the mountain.

Thank JoshJohannesburg
Reviewed 2 April 2018

having walked in this beautiful part of the cape peninsula for many years, it breaks my heart to warn potential hikers that this area has been targeted in recent months by randam attacks. I would recommend one goes here with a guide or a registered...More

Thank nicolettel995
Reviewed 2 April 2018

....highly recommended delicious menu choices - sit outside and admire the stunning views of the hillside!

Thank Feebs3
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Many locals (also 2 tourguides) told us to avoid that area in summer 2017/18 because many robberies with fatalities took place in that area. Cape Town authorities say they are working on safety so maybe later it will be ok.

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Response from Andre H | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately there is no public transport. The best would be to use Uber.
26 December 2016|
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Response from Deon L | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, it is.