5 Of Cape Town’s best hiking trails to burn off those Christmas calories – CapeTown ETC

If you found yourself going back to the table for a second helping, or had one too many desserts on Christmas, we’re here to tell you that you’re not alone.

It seems like most Capetonians found themselves in what’s commonly known as a “food coma”, while others had to loosen the button on their jeans.

And if you’re feeling sluggish this morning, or maybe a bit guilty for overindulging, then a nature walk might be the best remedy to recharge, rejuvenate, and burn those extra calories.

So grab your squad, because we’re heading out on an adventure! Here are five popular hiking trails to explore this Boxing Day:

The Pipe Track 

Even though the Pipe Track from Kloof Nek can become congested, we can definitely see why! This popular trail is commonly used on the weekends for hiking, walking and running, and boasts the most beautiful views over Camps Bay, Lion’s Head and the Atlantic Ocean.

Table Mountain’s unique fynbos is certainly a sight to behold as you navigate through a single rock path that later joins onto a jeep track. Take time to enjoy the views along the way as you pass through stunning ravines of the western slopes. Even though your journey may be rocky in some areas, it certainly isn’t steep with only a few slight hills which makes it a perfect outing for children.

As one of Table Mountain’s oldest hiking routes, it’s still enjoyed by locals who love a chilled stroll while catching a magnificent glimpse of the 12 Apostles mountain range.

Distance: +/- 6km

Time: 3 hours

Difficulty: Easy

The Pipe Track sourced from @drizzleanddip / Twitter

Newlands Forest Contour Path

The lush, tranquil aura that Newlands Forest brings is like music to our soul. Take a stroll or enjoy a trail run (that’ll have you feeling sweaty and energised in no time) – it’s a perfect way for your children to release their energy too after all of those sweet desserts. Even though this walk is quite long, you’ll be so distracted by the amazing views that the distance won’t even matter!

The walk starts and ends …….

Source: https://www.capetownetc.com/cape-town/5-of-cape-towns-best-hiking-trails-to-burn-off-those-christmas-calories/

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