Fynbos hike at Silvermine

Cape Town, South Africa

Karanasan na hino-host ni Justin

  1. 4 na oras
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This is a wonderful opportunity to hike in a quieter area with unparalleled views of the central Cape Peninsula & Hout Bay from Noordhoek Peak! All the while you'll be hiking with a literal Silvermine local - we actually lived within the National Park in what's known as the Silvermine Valley. This area was Justin's childhood turf & Mark's office where the mountains were an extension of our garden.

We'll spend the morning (or afternoon) hiking a circular trail through diverse mountain Fynbos (pronounced: fain - boss) in the Silvermine section of the Table Mountain National Park.

The emphasis is on looking at the details of the unique biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom & we'll be stopping as we hike to chat to you about the different floral species we see within the Fynbos Biome. We'll walk you through just what makes Fynbos, Fynbos! Depending on the time of year you may see anything from beautiful little blue orchids to magnificent giant pink proteas. Wildlife is shy however we'll listen to the beautiful sounds of frogs and birdsong, and perhaps catch a glimpse of a small mammal.

Our hike is on standard trails, so it's for all levels (family friendly) & we'll cover around 7km at an easy pace. In the warmer summer months bring swim gear as you may want to jump into the recreational Silvermine Dam at the end of the trail (when doing the morning schedule) - reinvigorating!
This is a wonderful opportunity to hike in a quieter area with unparalleled views of the central Cape Peninsula & Hout Bay from Noordhoek Peak! All the while you'll be hiking with a literal Silvermine local - we actually lived within the National Park in what's known as the Silvermine Valley. This area was Justin's childhood turf & Mark's office where the mountains were an extension of our garden.

We'll spend the morning (or afternoon)…

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    We'll bring some local tea to enjoy on the mountain.

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Host sa Airbnb mula 2016
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We're a father & son guiding duo, Mark & Justin Hawthorne, with a unique Cape Town background of having lived within the National Parks' borders for almost 3 decades!

Mark is a Nature Conservationist by profession, starting off in 1982 as a Ranger and later as an Environmental Educator - spending just shy of 40 years working on the Table Mountain range.

Thanks to Mark's job, Justin had the privilege of growing up within the boundaries of the incredible Table Mountain National Park at Silvermine - the mountains here were their literal backyard!

Justin, who got into guiding back in 2007, spends roughly 240 days a year in the mountains & collects data on Klipspringers while doing so.

We live for sharing our love of nature by leading interpretive nature trails & outdoor excursions across the fynbos covered mountains of the Western Cape.
We're a father & son guiding duo, Mark & Justin Hawthorne, with a unique Cape Town background of having lived within the National Parks' borders for almost 3 decades!

Mark is a Nature Conservationist by profession, starting off in 1982 as a Ranger and later as an Environmental Educator - spending just shy of 40 years working on the Table Mountain range.

Thanks to Mark's job, Justin had the privilege of growing up within the boundaries of the incredible Table Mountain Nation…
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Silvermine is located in the central section of the Table Mountain National Park & is the real gem of the Cape Peninsula.
Learn about our indigenous mountain fynbos while we enjoy incredible views of Noordhoek Beach, Chapman's Peak, False Bay & Hout Bay.

Silvermine is nearby the Constantia Wine Valley, Muizenberg, Kalk Bay and Chapman's Peak Drive so build these spots into the remainder of your day out.

May rating na 4.97 mula sa 5 batay sa 35 review.

Jodie
Nobyembre 2021
Really lovely hike Jutsin knows the flora and fauna so intimately i could ask almost anything about the ecology and went away feeling a little more connected to the cape
Chris
Nobyembre 2021
I had the best day with Justin exploring the nature and wild life of Silvermine! Really informative, breathtaking views and all in all a perfect experience.
Svenja
Oktubre 2021
Beautiful hike through the Silvermine Reservoir with scenic views. Justin is a wonderful guide with great knowledge about the unique Fynbos biome. Thankful for having learnt so much about the indigenous flowers of the reservoir
Olga
Oktubre 2021
Fantastic experience! 100% recommend. Justin is so knowledgeable and takes you to see the magic of how nature works. Plus he was very accommodative and great communication.
Janet
Oktubre 2021
A beautiful hike at Silvermine and Justin is very knowledgeable. The views were great and I left with some fynbos basics in place. Can highly recommend this half day hike.
Suhair
Mayo 2021
What a beautiful morning! Justin amazed us with his kind compassion passion and gentle consideration of the natural wonder found in our world, and of course particularly the unique beauty of our fynbos. It was so much more than a hike, but a deep exploration of our relationship with the environment. We were blessed with a perfect sunny winters day, and Justin guided us on a spectacular morning in his company. Thank you!

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Backpack to carry gear & water
Suitable trail shoes / hiking boots / running shoes
Rain-jacket / Warm top
Sunhat / sun lotion

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