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Silvermine Nature Reserve

Silvermine Nature Reserve
 
Some info:
Falling within the Cape Peninsula National Park, Silvermine promises any visitor spectacular scenery and a variety of nature-based recreational activities. From hiking, to mountain biking, to horse riding, to simply enjoying a picnic and a stroll down the wheelchair friendly boardwalk surrounding the dam – Silvermine truly is, ‘A park for all. Forever.”

Renowned for its cross-spectrum of trails and hikes, the park is divided into two unequal halves -Silvermine West and Silvermine East (which is smaller). Both offer sights so breathtaking, you’re bound to remember them long after you have left the park – regardless of whether or not you brought a camera.

Silvermine West stretches out west of Ou Kaapseweg. Hike up to Noordhoek peak, enjoying the majestic views of the Noordhoek valley and Long beach along the way. At the summit you’ll find yourself surrounded by panoramic views of Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak and the Sentinel.

Silvermine East covers a smaller area, incorporating the Muizenburg and Kalk Bay mountains and affording breathtaking views of False Bay. Here, you will also find the Silvermine sandstone caves and indigenous forests that provide a tranquil, cool resting place.

Located within the Cape Floral Kingdom, Silvermine offers an enormous variety of plant species. A large number of these are rare and endangered and some are found no where else in the world. Grysbok, lynx, baboon, porcupine, genet and tortoise have all been spotted here – including a variety of reptiles, insects and amphibians. Bird lovers can feast their eyes on a host of birds – Sunbirds, Kestrels, Kites, Falcons, Sugarbirds and the majestic Black Eagle to name but a few.

So what are you waiting for? The undisturbed beauty of Silvermine awaits.

Address: 22km from Cape Town on Ou Kaapse Weg
Where it is: Take the M3 til the end near Muizenberg, turn right at the end and follow the road up the hill, take the left turn onto Ou Kaapse Weg, follow the pass to the top, Silvermine is signposted from here.
   

Times:

Winter 8am-6pm Summer 8am-7pm

Price:

Adults R10 Kids and Pensioners R5

Payment Options:

Any

Telephone:

021 701-8692

Fax:

021 701-8773

Website:

www.cpnp.co.za

E-Mail:

[email protected]

Age Group:

All Ages

Facilities:

Wheelchair access and braai facilities on west side.
Dress Code: Comfy for Walking
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