"Silvermine Nature Reserve" Cape Town Off The Beaten Path Tip by Jenniflower

Cape Town Off The Beaten Path: 155 reviews and 201 photos

  Part of the moutainside
by Jenniflower

Behind Kalk Bay mountains is the Silvermine Nature Reserve. I have many fond memories of braais (BBQs) and picnics here along the stream. It was burnt quite badlt in the fires of 1997, but has rejuvenated itself well. It is amazing to see how robust plant life and vegetation is.

An hour's hike from here will take you up to Clovelly Cave with its spectacular panoramic views over False Bay . There are more than ninety caves and tunnels in the vicinity, although one must be careful when going down them as there have been fatalities in the past when people have not taken care enough when in them.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Apr 19, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


Jenniflower Was Born Here!


“Blessed beyond belief - married 10 years to the man of my dreams xxx”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 7 1 7

Have you been to Cape Town?

  Share Your Travels