Silvermine Nature Reserve

Silvermine Nature Reserve

The reserve offers some of the finest scenery in the Cape Peninsula. Hiking trails offer views over False Bay, and as far as Hout Bay.


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.

Attractions within the Silvermine Nature reserve range from popular and well marked mountain bike trails, to bird watching and hiking, and the Silvermine reserve is a favorite destination for locals and tourists alike, particularly on weekends, when many city dwelling families make the short trip to the reserve. Following one of these hikes, a relatively short trail, will lead to a viewing point, where the view encompasses a panorama stretching from False Bay, all the way around to Cape Point, the famed meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic oceans.

Silvermine Circuit walking and hiking tour

Open from sunrise to sunset, the reserve has a network of paths, as well as picnic sites and braai (barbecue) areas. The reserve is one of the locations for the Hoerikwaggo Trail camps. Contact sanparks@capetown.travel to book the camp for one night or as part of the longer trail.

Contact Silvermine Nature Reserve

Visiting Address:
Silvermine Area Central Operational Office
Silvermine Homestead
Ou Kaapseweg (opposite old age home) Noordhoek, 7966
Postal Address: P O Box 22619, Fish Hoek 7974
Tel: +27 (0)21 780 9002 (Gate), +27 (0)21 789 2457 (Office)
Fax: +27 (0)21 789 2455
Email: them...@sanparks.org
Full Contact Info: Silvermine Nature Reserve Point Of Table Mountain National Park (TMNP)
Silvermine Nature Reserve point of Table Mountain National Park (TMNP)


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