AWOL Tours offers hikes in Silvermine Nature Reserve as a great alternative to escape the gusty 80 km per hour South-easter wind whilst the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is undergoing its annual maintenance period. Silvermine`s name originate from the early Dutch Settlers, whose quest for finding silver on the Peninsula, was unsuccessful. Although no silver was ever recovered from the “Zilvermijn” area, the name stuck, and it later became the Silvermine Nature Reserve.

AWOL Tours offers hikes in Silvermine Nature Reserve as a great alternative to escape the gusty 80 km per hour South-easter wind whilst the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is undergoing its annual maintenance period. Silvermine`s name originate from the early Dutch Settlers, whose quest for finding silver on the Peninsula, was unsuccessful. Although no silver was ever recovered from the “Zilvermijn” area, the name stuck, and it later became the Silvermine Nature Reserve.

AWOL Tours offers hikes in Silvermine Nature Reserve as a great alternative to escape the gusty 80 km per hour South-easter wind whilst the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is undergoing its annual maintenance period. Silvermine`s name originate from the early Dutch Settlers, whose quest for finding silver on the Peninsula, was unsuccessful. Although no silver was ever recovered from the “Zilvermijn” area, the name stuck, and it later became the Silvermine Nature Reserve.

Hiking Silvermine on Table Mountain (1)

Silvermine  Nature Reserve forms part of the Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town. It covers the section of the mountain range from Kalk Bay mountains through to Constantiaberg. Silvermine is a significant conservation area for the indigenous fynbos vegetation. Approaching the reserve from the city side of the mountain, it is possible to view most of the greater Cape Town area, up to the Tygerberg Hills and beyond on a clear day, laid out like a patchwork quilt below.

Hiking Silvermine on Table Mountain (5)

Attractions within the Silvermine Nature Reserve range from the popular and well marked hiking trails, bird watching and even mountain biking which can be enjoyed by families of all ages. The elusive Verreaux`s Eagle (Black Eagle) nests in the Silvermine Reserve only, where as many as eight pairs once nested on the Peninsula. The reserve is a favourite destination for locals and tourists alike, particularly when many city-dwelling families make the short trip to the reserve. Picnic and braai (barbeque) areas are available in the reserve, close to the the popular Silvermine Reservoir, which dating back to 1898, was built to supply water to the growing Cape Town population.

Hiking Silvermine on Table Mountain (3)

With a variety of activities available in the Silvermine Nature Reserve, AWOL Tours is able to accommodate them all. Join AWOL Tours on a funfilled, adventure-packed journey through Cape Town`s most popular and picturesque reserve.

Hiking Silvermine on Table Mountain (1)

Silvermine  Nature Reserve forms part of the Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town. It covers the section of the mountain range from Kalk Bay mountains through to Constantiaberg. Silvermine is a significant conservation area for the indigenous fynbos vegetation. Approaching the reserve from the city side of the mountain, it is possible to view most of the greater Cape Town area, up to the Tygerberg Hills and beyond on a clear day, laid out like a patchwork quilt below.

Hiking Silvermine on Table Mountain (5)

Attractions within the Silvermine Nature Reserve range from the popular and well marked hiking trails, bird watching and even mountain biking which can be enjoyed by families of all ages. The elusive Verreaux`s Eagle (Black Eagle) nests in the Silvermine Reserve only, where as many as eight pairs once nested on the Peninsula. The reserve is a favourite destination for locals and tourists alike, particularly when many city-dwelling families make the short trip to the reserve. Picnic and braai (barbeque) areas are available in the reserve, close to the the popular Silvermine Reservoir, which dating back to 1898, was built to supply water to the growing Cape Town population.

Hiking Silvermine on Table Mountain (3)

With a variety of activities available in the Silvermine Nature Reserve, AWOL Tours is able to accommodate them all. Join AWOL Tours on a funfilled, adventure-packed journey through Cape Town`s most popular and picturesque reserve.

Hiking Silvermine on Table Mountain (1)

Silvermine  Nature Reserve forms part of the Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town. It covers the section of the mountain range from Kalk Bay mountains through to Constantiaberg. Silvermine is a significant conservation area for the indigenous fynbos vegetation. Approaching the reserve from the city side of the mountain, it is possible to view most of the greater Cape Town area, up to the Tygerberg Hills and beyond on a clear day, laid out like a patchwork quilt below.

Hiking Silvermine on Table Mountain (5)

Attractions within the Silvermine Nature Reserve range from the popular and well marked hiking trails, bird watching and even mountain biking which can be enjoyed by families of all ages. The elusive Verreaux`s Eagle (Black Eagle) nests in the Silvermine Reserve only, where as many as eight pairs once nested on the Peninsula. The reserve is a favourite destination for locals and tourists alike, particularly when many city-dwelling families make the short trip to the reserve. Picnic and braai (barbeque) areas are available in the reserve, close to the the popular Silvermine Reservoir, which dating back to 1898, was built to supply water to the growing Cape Town population.

Hiking Silvermine on Table Mountain (3)

With a variety of activities available in the Silvermine Nature Reserve, AWOL Tours is able to accommodate them all. Join AWOL Tours on a funfilled, adventure-packed journey through Cape Town`s most popular and picturesque reserve.