Hiking Trail near Silvermine
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
Clovelly(3.9 km from Silvermine)
A wonderful example of restored wetlands in an urban setting, which is a haven for various forms of wildlife, most notably birds.
Enjoy a nice walk amongst this natural ecosystem, and for birders, this walk is even sweeter. Easy enough for beginners and kids, well marked and fun. Don't forget to bring your binoculars.
Constantia(10.6 km from Silvermine)
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
Simons Town(10.9 km from Silvermine)
Take the footpath at the end of Barnard Street and proceed up the gentle slope. Once you round a sharp bend, you’ll be struck by the view of the deep ravine. The Admiral's Waterfall and pool is tucked away at the top. Plan to picnic here and spend time enjoying the fabulous views of Simon's Town harbour.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Distance: 3 km