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“elephant's eye”(26 reviews)
“the reserve”(23 reviews)
“ou kaapse weg”(10 reviews)
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Excellent place to hike, pet friendly as well as kids friendly. great tracks not so hard. excellent for a picnic.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maryamassai
Reviewed 1 week ago

Need a relaxing day in the sunshine outside the bustle of the city confines? Everyone needs one of those days. And a walk through the Reserve is a great antidote for what ails 'ya.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank billcamera1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the'Elephant Eye'hike and enjoyed it very much. The trails were well-signposted,however the entrance fee for non ZA Residents of 122 Rand per person is way too expensive, especially when the park can't guarantee for 100% safety of muggings incidents, there were several warning...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TravelManiac z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my son, 12 at the time, with four of his friends. We did the walk around the dam. Easy paths to follow, beautiful flora - ideal for picnic. Boys loved it!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KimA3174
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Silvermine is a gem, both north & south side. South is free with parking. North cost you a little but has braai facilities & a dam for warmish swimming (much warmer than the sea). Loads of trails & great views.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barry P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with kids to do a hike to Elephants Eye..was pleasant, bathrooms at the reserve very clean..couldnt swim, water was too cold and couldnt braai because it was too windy. nice for family get togethers

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RSBCB
Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

Great hike. You don't need a guide just go out and enjoy... reached the cave elephants eye....then constaniaberg amazing views. Highly recommended this hike. Views stunning. Peaceful tranquil. Loved loved it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank IsabelleV411
Reviewed 16 January 2019

A lovely nature area about 40 minutes from City Centre. Once there you are totally immersed in nature. Great walks ranging from challenging to stroll can be done. Lovely dam to relax and have a picnic. Not sure of Mountain biking can still be done...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daniel v
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Known for its lush forest, situated on the top of Ou Kaapse Weg, here you can braai / picnic and swim in one of the natural dams.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BrettW1408
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

A trip to Silvermine is a great way to spend the day. Leave early to do one of the hiking trails. We did the hike up to Elephants eye cave. For someone really unfit 3/4 of the hike was pleasant, the last stretch to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Shorouk S
11 November 2018|
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Response from ImtithaalD | Reviewed this property |
The waterfall is definitely drying up. A combination of the warm days, less rain because of summer and condensation. There is still some water but not gushing as much as it was two months ago.
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25 August 2017|
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Response from 654andreh | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately there is no public transport. The best would be to use Uber.
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25 December 2016|
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Response from deonlmb | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, it is.
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