Vlakkenberg Hike for beginners

A hike up Vlakkenberg Ridge from the parking area located at the end of Price Drive, (located next to Groot Constantia Vineyards). The hike, whilst pretty steep, takes you up Vlakkenberg peak to the summit with spectacular views over Hout Bay, Tokai Forest, Table Mountain, Groot Constantia and Klein Constantia Vineyards.

One of the highlights of the walk, was walking through the dense Silver Tree Forest and a lot of the Indigenous trees with labels. “The trees are attributable to Alf Morris who apparently laboured on these slopes, along with a team of volunteers, to clear a huge amount of alien vegetation, which he replaced as much as possible with indigenous varieties, some of which are labelled”

A very hot day to do a hike in Cape Town… 29’C! But if you are looking for a short hike and not too difficult then this is perfect.

Vlakkenberg Hike

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s