Hiking Trail near Fresnaye
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
Table Mountain National Park(5 km from Fresnaye)
Kasteelspoort via the Valley of the Red Gods is an incredibly scenic route ascends on the Twelve Apostles side of Table Mountain. Starting walking from the top of Teresa Ave in Camps Bay or at the beginning of the Pipe Track.
Take a moment to appreciate the imposing Twelve Apostles and sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, Camps Bay, Lion's Head and Robben Island before tackling the strenuous hike up the gorge.
The Valley of the Red Gods and Valley of Isolation are characterized by and mind-blowing views, pretty fynbos and elaborate rock formations. Once at the top you’ll reach Fountain Peak where you can catch your breath before going down in the cableway.
Duration: 5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous
Constantia(9.3 km from Fresnaye)
Head out from the park area at Cecilia Forest on Rhodes Drive and follow the main jeep-track up into the forest. Stay on the path and keep right until you reach the top edge of Kirstenbosch. From here, look for the signpost to Rooikat Ravine.
Continue on Rooikat Ravine until you reach Cecilia Ravine and the pretty waterfall. From here, the trail continues around Spilhaus Ridge into Spilhaus Ravine and a path going up to the Bridal Path. Turn left and take the jeep track down to Kirstenbosch.
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 5 km
Table Mountain National Park(9.8 km from Fresnaye)
The out-and-back route from Constantia Nek to the five historic dams on the top of Table Mountain is a popular weekend hike. It’s all uphill to the top of Table Mountain but the trail is very easy and uncomplicated.
Park your vehicle at Constantia Nek and start in the southern section of Cecilia Forest. The walk ends at the Helly-Hutchinson Dam and Waterworks Museum.
Duration: 2 hours (one way)
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Distance: 4 km