5 Top Cape Town Trails With Falke

The Western Cape is rich in natural beauty and offers a variety of leisurely strolls or invigorating hikes right on our doorstep. As the city is wrapped by mountains all around, there are a number of trails you can tackle this summer with guaranteed views of the spectacular ocean, waterfalls and forests.

My friends over at Falke sent me a couple of their hiking and running socks to try out on my adventures, so I thought I’d share some of the product info about their new range and some of their favourite hikes around the Mother City!

When planning your outdoor adventure, the correct shoes and socks are a necessity. The team at Falke have ensured you can step into a season of comfort with their Advance Hike Cool socks.

Crafted with Drynamix, Polyamide and Elastane, these Advance Hike Cool socks are designed to go the distance. The most adventurous of hikers can look forward to qualities such as; full foot cushioning for superior comfort, an ergonomic left and right fit, robust lightweight yarn blend, anti-tick and mosquito protection, a reinforced heel and toe for durability, effective ventilation thanks to a mesh construction. Those opting to go for the Low Cut style can also enjoy a wide rib cuff for comfort, stability and support.

They’ve put together a list of their favourite trails you can explore this summer with your Falke Advance Hike Cool socks.

Lions Head

Arguably one of the most iconic hikes in Cape Town, standing at 669m above sea level is Lions Head.

This is one of the cities most popular hikes simply for its iconic and picturesque summits that will guarantee you the ultimate postcard-perfect pictures. During the walk you will be blessed with views of Table Mountain, the Atlantic Ocean and a birds eye view of the city below.

The Pipe Track, Table Mountain

This hike is one of the easier one’s to do on Table Mountain. It’s roughly a 6km walk however it’s fairly level and not too strenuous.

During this hike you’ll be treated to some views of Camps Bay, Lions Head and the magnificent hues of the Atlantic Ocean.

Newlands Forest

Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Newlands forest offers a different view of Cape Town with a lush green backdrop and a variety of trails for all fitness levels, including; the Contour Path to Rhodes Memorial, The Forest Station walk and the Fernwood Trail up to Newlands Ravine.

The forest also offers unique sight-seeing opportunities such as; The Newlands Reservoir, the City Park’s Nursery as well as numerous rivers, streams and indigenous fynbos.

Constantia Nek to Kirstenbosch

This is the ultimate family-friendly route. Starting at Constantia Nek, this route winds its way round the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.

Enjoy the vibrant views of fynbos covered mountains and the Cape Peninsula, towards the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Kogelberg Biosphere

This world heritage site is renowned for its pristine beauty and diverse fynbos and is an absolute must-see and do this summer!

Spanning over 100 000 hectares, this is considered the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. There are a number of both day and night trails to choose from with one of the most popular being the Crystal Pools hike.

This summer, get outdoors for some fresh air and exercise. With space to breathe and the opportunity to take a break from daily life, you’ll love the thrill of the adventure and the natural beauty the Cape has to offer.

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