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Below this trail lies one of the world's most picturesque drives, unveiling the diverse narratives of Hout Bay's rich heritage. The journey leads through the historic East forts of Hout Bay to the remnants of a pioneering mining endeavor from the early Cape days. The manganese mines, commercially operational since 1909, feature numerous shafts, some with perilous drops. For enthusiasts of adventure and those fascinated by subterranean exploration, an 84m-long shaft awaits discovery.

Embark on the Hoerikwaggo Hiking Trail along the Silvermine-Orange Kloof path, traverse the Old Fisherman's Path from Kalk Bay, or follow the Skyline Panorama track for unparalleled views of the Peninsula.

This hike promises fantastic opportunities for capturing the perfect Instagram shot, so don't forget to bring your phone or camera!


  • Sunscreen and hats are essential on hot days.
  • Wind jackets and rain gear are recommended for colder days.
  • Bring your water and snacks to stay energized.
  • Proper hiking boots are advised for comfort and safety.
  • Carry cash for a tip if you appreciate your guide's assistance.

Duration: 5-6 hours

Degree of difficulty: Easy

Start Time: 8 am

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