Silvermine Nature Reserve | Cape Town, South Africa ...

The Silvermine Reservoir, a beautiful spot for a picnic or a leisurely walk on the wheelchair-accessible boardwalk, is the focal point of this section of Table Mountain National Park.The placid reservoir waters are tannin-stained and, despite the signs forbidding swimming, you'll often find locals taking a dip here. Some excellent half-day hiking trails lead into the mountains from this area ...

Old Cape Town Mines - Cape Town Gem & Mineral Club

The Vredehoek Tin Mine on the lower slopes of Devil's Peak was started in 1911, and on 16 th January, 1912, the Cape Argus stated that tin in the form of cassiterite was being fetched out of a shaft 180 feet deep, connected to an adit. The mining was being carried out by about 100 men employed by the Vredehoek Tin Company, who claimed the ore yielded 2 ½% tin.

A gentle hike to the waterfall in Silvermine East | Grains ...

Nov 16, 2010· On Saturday morning, the 13th of November, the weather was so nice that we decided to head south towards the Silvermine Nature Reserve for a gentle hike around the eastern section. Besides, I needed a break from the computer, where I'd spent the entire week sorting and editing all the photos I took during the 2010 Cape Town Military Tattoo.Our last hikes had been around High Steenberg Peak ...

ACTIVITY CENTRAL AT SILVERMINE | CapeTown ETC

Jan 13, 2016· Coming from Cape Town along Ou Kaapse Weg, turn right, and you will find Gate One to Silvermine. From here, you could hike to the top of the Constantiaburg Mountain for exquisite views of Hout Bay or enjoy some leisure time around the reservoir. The area also offers tracks for mountain biking enthusiasts. Gate Two

Silvermine Nature Reserve, Cape Town

About Silvermine Nature Reserve. The Silvermine Nature Reserve forms a part of the Table Mountain National Park, a protected conservation area, located approximately ten minutes drive from the city centre.The park straddles the mountain, from the winding Ou Kaapse Weg (Old Cape Road) on the Tokai, Constantia and Westlake side of the mountain, over the peak of the mountain, and into …

Silver mine & Old Cape road

Silver mine & Old Cape road The sandy footpath gradually descends to join a dirt road 25 min r. Go left on the dirt road, or right on a footpath to reach another junction 15 min. A short distance along the path, take a 50 m detour to the left, to see the ruin of the Kruithuis, the old powder house . …

Visit Silvermine Trail on your trip to Cape Town Central

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Group of hikers stabbed on Silvermine trail | CapeTown ETC

Jan 15, 2018· Authorities are still on the lookout for two armed men who attacked a group of hikers on the Silvermine hiking trail between Silvermine Nature Reserve and Kalk Bay on Saturday. The incident occurred when a group of 9 hikers encountered two men who pretended to be on the same route.

Silvermine – Cape Hike

Sep 07, 2012· This easy walk starts and finishes at the Silvermine Reservoir. It follows a jeep track all the way. There are well appointed braai areas around the Reservoir, and you can braai or picnic after your walk (your car is just 100m up down a boardwalk) – …

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Silvermine Nature Reserve, Cape Town. 1.7K likes. Silvermine Nature Reserve forms part of the Table Mountain National Park and encapsulates part of the Cape Peninsula mountain range, from Kalk Bay...

Walking or hiking in Silvermine - Review of Silvermine ...

Silvermine Nature Reserve: Walking or hiking in Silvermine - See 321 traveller reviews, 163 candid photos, and great deals for Cape Town Central, South Africa, at Tripadvisor.

Elephant's Eye - Western Cape, South Africa | AllTrails

Elephant's Eye is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

Cape Town Hiking Silvermine Nature Trail Hike In Cape Town ...

Dec 27, 2015· Cape Town hiking the Silvermine nature reserve up to Elephant Eye cave hiking trail. Part of the Table Mountain nature reserve hiking trails, Cape Town walks, nature walks, outdoor activities,

Day Hikes - Garden Route Adventure Guide

Try one of these day hikes... Near George... Forest Buzzard trail. Easy hike through plantations and forest... Groeneweide Hiking Trail. A beautiful hike through the forest ans fynbos between the Kaaimans and Silver rivers... Pass-to-Pass hiking trail.

Silvermine Nature Reserve Cape Town | Table Mountain ...

There was, in fact, no silver to be found but the name has stuck and today we can enjoy the fynbos unspoilt by the mining. In 1898 the reservoir was built to be used as a water supply, but since 1912 this beautifully still body of water, surrounded by picnic spots and trees, is home to a couple of Egyptian geese, schools of fish and happy human ...

Silvermine Nature Reserve: Go for a guided hike

The best way to experience the Cape's unique flora is first-hand with a guided hike. Table Mountain Treks and Tours offer tailored trails that will safely take you where you want to go and show you some of the exquisite biodiversity of the Table Mountain region.. At first glance, the Silvermine section of the Table Mountain National Park's landscape looks mostly grey and green, but once ...

Elephant's Eye Cave in Silvermine: awesome hiking in Cape ...

3. What to bring. Hiking Gear: Make sure to bring good hiking gear for the walk, such as good hiking boots and caps for the sun. Swimming Gear: Don't forget swimsuits/bikinis/swim shorts as you can swim in the dam! Sunblock: The sun can get very hot on top of the hills, so make sure to bring a lot of sunblock. Also if you tend to burn fast, it is advisable to wear shirts with long sleeves ...

How a peaceful hike ended in death on a mountain

Jan 30, 2018· How a peaceful hike ended in death on a mountain. 30 January ... on the Table Mountain range‚ raising concerns that they would affect tourism‚ a major driver of the economy in Cape Town…

The Silvermine Nature Reserve and Hike - Have an Adventure ...

The Silvermine Nature Reserve and Hike – Have an Adventure. If you visit the Silvermine Nature Reserve in the summer, you'll be greeted with amazing hiking trails and picnic areas. But if you opt for the winter months, a blanket of mist is going to decorate the green wilderness.

Kalk Bay to Boomslang Cave Hike in Silver Mine (Nature ...

A Journey into the Unknown. Caves are a mystery, a journey into the unknown and probably why they have always fascinated us. Boomslang Cave lies just above Kalk Bay and the hike from the fishing village to the cave has become a popular outing for all ages looking for a little adventure.. The Kalk Bay to Boomslang Cave hike is an easy-to-moderate 2-hour hike but allow for stops and cave ...

Hiking and swimming - Review of Silvermine ... - Tripadvisor

Silvermine Nature Reserve: Hiking and swimming - See 321 traveller reviews, 163 candid photos, and great deals for Cape Town Central, South Africa, at Tripadvisor.

Silvermine trails reopen after Cape fire - Africa Geographic

Sep 11, 2015· Silvermine trails reopen after Cape fire Posted on September 11, 2015 by Anton Crone On Monday 14 September, Table Mountain National Park will reopen several Silvermine hiking trails approximately six months after their closure due to the withering Cape fire .

Silvermine – Cape Hike

Silvermine falls within the Table Mountain National Park.It is found at the top of Ou Kaapse Weg which splits the reserve into Silvermine East and Silvermine West. I have many childhood memories of family braais at the reservoir in the West side.

Silvermine Nature Reserve| Hiking trails - Cape Town Select

Jun 06, 2014· By Cape Town Select June 6, 2014 No Comments Share Tweet Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Email + A remarkable drive up Ou Kaapse Weg will take you to Silvermine, with its many nature trails, hikes, magnificent views and clear mountain streams.

Beautiful hike - Review of Silvermine Nature Reserve, Cape ...

Jan 17, 2018· Silvermine Nature Reserve: Beautiful hike - See 321 traveler reviews, 163 candid photos, and great deals for Cape Town Central, South Africa, at Tripadvisor.

Silvermine Nature Reserve - Wikipedia

Silvermine Nature Reserve forms part of the Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town, South Africa.It covers the section of the Cape Peninsula mountain range from the Kalk Bay mountains through to Constantiaberg.The area is a significant conservation area for the indigenous fynbos vegetation, which is of the montane cone-bush type at this location.. The Ou Kaapse Weg main road runs through ...

Five stabbed on Cape Town's Silvermine hiking trail over ...

The incident took place on the Silvermine trail, a popular traverse for Cape Town hikers. As the group made their way over Kalk Bay, the men turned on their victims. Imelda van den Berg is a local ...

Silvermine Waterfall Walk - SafariNow

Silvermine Waterfall Walk is 0.3km from the centre of Silvermine, the nearest airport 23.9km (Cape Town International Airport). *Distances are shown as the …