Silvermine Nature Reserve
Silvermine Nature Reserve
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Joanne B
Woking, UK45 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
It’s a hidden gem away from the hustle of the Waterfront, Lions Head & the cable car. Close to Muizenberg & Simon’s Town and part of the national park.
Lots of walking & biking routes as well as spots to park off around the reservoir & swim.
There are long drop toilets and bushes to change in but no one really cares!
A fun day out!
Written 24 February 2023
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Therese F
Paarl, South Africa113 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
We were a family of 6 adults - we arrived at the gate and we advised that they only do cash as they are not on the system… luckily we have R228 for the R38 per person fee. We don’t ordinarily carry cash and what would have happened if we only had our cards or phones to tap to pay.
Also what about using your wild card - it is not acceptable for an acclaimed site to have a cash only system! Have also contacted the TMNP
Written 6 January 2023
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Julian
Sea Point, South Africa6 contributions
Jan 2022
Great hike. Definitely take food and snacks up for when you end and want to relax and swim by the damn. Beautiful view.
Written 6 October 2022
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carin m
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Friends
Beautiful picnic place amazing until dogs some started to misbehave running around like crazy .the owners left them didn't bother to stop them.2 dogs nearly ran me over .its not on .its like going to a dog show.way too much dogs
Written 12 March 2022
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holidayRH
South Africa1 148 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Silvermine nature reserve for hiking, picnic or swimming .
Awesome views on route to Simon's town on Ou Kaapse berg drive or back to Cape town.
Breathing views of land and ocean.
Written 29 December 2021
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Oct 2021
We went on a walk in order to catch up. Different trails to choose from. Some picnic'ers were playing music loudly, which kind of defeated the purpose. Also, no lifeguards on duty, so be sure you can hold your own if you opt to swim.
Written 11 December 2021
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Stalex24
Amsterdam, The Netherlands873 contributions
Oct 2021
Lovely nature surrounding a dam lake. Might get busy on holidays and weekends, has loads of parking and loads of braai spaces. Dogs not allowed, although some people didn't read those signs unfortunately. Good hiking.
Written 5 November 2021
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MicheleTravel23
Johannesburg, South Africa101 contributions
Sept 2021
We love Silvermine Nature Reserve and go often. There are a range of hikes in the reserve, different lengths and levels of difficulty. There are also mountain biking trails (but you need an SAN Parks activity card if you want to do this). But often, we go just to picnic and swim in the huge reservoir. The reservoir is surrounded by picnic sites that are well separated from each other. The reservoir is one of our favourite places to swim. I can highly recommend visiting.
Written 11 October 2021
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traves
36 contributions
Feb 2020
It was a fun experience, although there are many steep parts, plus there are no gates or carved trails. The are occasional slippery spots, so were Some shoes with grip, also were a lot of sunblock. If you want to swim in the dam then be careful because there are many rocks. All in all it is a nice trip.
Written 17 October 2020
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caea
Germany22 contributions
Dec 2019
Ohw what a hike with spectacular views, the elephant’s eye was cherry on top. It would be nice though to have bigger visible route path for first time hikers in this reserve, we got lost with my friends but eventually got to the tar road that takes one to elephants eye
Written 5 October 2020
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