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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Romantic Hiking Spots near Cape Town

Happy Valentines' Day!
(Saturday 14 February)

Valentines day is falling on a Saturday this year. I predict that there will be lots of money spent on this day (or weekend) for people who are planning to entertain and spoil their partner.

If you are worried about your budget, herewith a few very romantic spots which you can take your date to for a nice romantic picnic and or a beautiful walk that will fit any budget.

1. Echo Valley

This romantic spot is located at the lower end of the Echo Valley Board walk, situated close to Kalk Bay and Muizenberg.

See Hiking Boomslang Cave Part 3 of 4 on how to get here.

2. Spes Bona Valley

The spot here is at the top of the Spes Bona boardwalk (close to Kalk Bay and Muizenberg) and just a few meters up from this picture, you will find a big flat rock on your right where you can have your romantic pic-nic. Close by is a little waterfall and river that you can hear but not see. The boardwalk itself is awesome!

See the Hiking Boomslang Cave Part 4 of 4 to find out exactly how to get there.

3. Steenbras River Gorge

The Steenbras River Gorge (located just outside Gordons Bay) has many spots along the route where you can stop off and enjoy a romantic picnic. Please just remember that the baboons are not shy to steal your bag away from you - so keep a safe distance from them (the sound of an electric shocker (I did not say shock the poor little buggers!) or the sight of a rubber snake is guaranteed to keep them at a distance).

Click here to see how to get there and a little more about this beautiful spot.

4. Silvermine Lake

Silvermine lake (located at the top of Ou Kaapse Weg) has the most awesome little private pic nic spots built all around this lake for people to relax at and enjoy the surroundings together, yet still very intimate and private.

In the picture below, the private picnic spots and braai areas are opposite the lake. Make sure you bring a plastic to put under your towels or blankets, if you choose not to sit at the stunning little picnic spots for the day. The ground around the lake is very moist. Everyone swims in the lake and there are many easy walks and a river close by if you choose to be more active

To find out how to get to the Silvermine Lake, click here.

These are just a few of the very many places you can go this valentines day. I hope you find them and let us know if you did go to any of these hikes.

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