Dog friendly hiking trails for your next Cape Town adventure

Let’s face it, our furry friends are the best outdoor companions and if you are an avid hiking enthusiast, wanting to be able to explore the beauty of Cape Town with your fluffy pal by your side, then we have great news. There is no shortage of dog friendly hikes in Mother Town, so here are some hiking trails for your next amazing adventure:

Newlands Forest via the Contour Path

Newlands Forest is a gem for locals and lovers of tranquility, and we can see why. This lush scenic getaway offers epic mountain views and an abundance of greenery. Years ago this forest was part of the Khoi migratory path, but today it is a hot spot for those seeking adventure. A place where people from all walks of life can meet and take their dogs for a relaxing walk or a cheeky trail.

Cecilia Forest

This majestic loop trail is home to lush streams and trees, and the waterfall is the scenic highlight of the experience. Travel this route primarily used for running and walking. But keep an eye out for a few choppy tails throughout this spectacular trip.

Kloof Nek’s Pipe Track

The Kloofnek Pipe Track is an amazing path that follows the outline of the iconic Table Mountain. Enjoying a breathtaking view of Camps Bay, you will inevitably be on the left ohhhh and ahhhh. It’s a popular weekend activity for Capetonians and their beloved dogs.

Elephant eye

Elephant’s Eye is a 5.3 mile trail located near Noordhoek, often capturing the attention of explorers with a passion for cave adventure. Your dog will love walking around this picturesque paradise.

Please note:

Areas that are part of Table Mountain National Park require dog walkers to have a Level 1 Activity Permit, which can be purchased for R320 from the Tokai Plantation Office, Tokai Road Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. The permit is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. A maximum of two dogs is allowed.

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