The ultimate guide to 35 spectacular hikes in and around Cape Town

Get ready to explore the mountains with Hiking Cape Town.

Put on your hiking boots folks, we’re heading into the mountains! Not sure where to start? The newly released Hiking Cape Town covers 35 exciting hikes on the Cape Peninsula and further afield. Ranging from easy to moderate, with several more demanding trails for those who want to up their game, this is the ultimate guide book to get you going.

Be it classic hikes up the front face of Table Mountain and half-day hikes in the remote Cape Point, to gentle rambles along the coast and walks in mountains and nature reserves a short drive from the city – all the must-do routes are covered with detailed information on walking time, distance, difficulty rating and terrain. If you want to take things up a notch, check out the challenging extensions to some of the routes to give you a more strenuous workout. Thanks to full-colour maps and photographs illustrating the routes as well as information boxes offering insights into interesting aspects of the specific trails, you will know exactly where to go and what to look out for

The man behind the book is former journalist Evelyn John Holtzhausen, who caught the hiking bug during his school days while on excursions to the Drakensberg. Today, he is an accomplished hiker, who has covered major trails both in South Africa and abroad including the UK, Spain, Norway and the Yosemite National Park, California, USA. Today, he leads hiking groups and facilitates forest bathing (shinrin-yoku) experiences in Cape Town. R260

Penguin Random House



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