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Cecilia Forest has a few trekking paths and is a great outdoor activity option if you want to avoid the direct heat of the sunlight. The most popular routes begins at the Cecilia Forest car park where Rhodes and Hohenhort Drives meet. The paths have fairly gradual inclines that should not be too strenuous to hike. You’ll be able to find cool mountain springs along the way. One particular route also leads to a waterfall. Legends has it that there are fairies that live in the trees in Cecilia Forest. The walk duration should be around 1.5 to 2 hours.

Address: Cecilia Forest car park where Hohenhort Drive meets Rhodes Drive, Cape Town
Opening hours: Daily 24h
Phone: +27 (0)21 701 8692
Website: www.uncoverthecape.co.za/hiking-guide/hikes/cecilia-forest/

Photo credit: mallix (Flickr CC), Robert Wallace (Flickr CC), Uncover The Cape