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July 31, 2014

17 Immensely Beautiful Waterfalls of Cape Town and Surrounds

Waterfalls are one of nature's most magical natural phenomena. 

Many were deemed sacred by the ancients, and after looking at these beautiful forms, who could disagree?

From ribbons of water to curtains, horsetails, chutes and fans, cascades and plunges, here are 17 gorgeous waterfalls of Cape Town and surrounds. 

Krom River

Approximately an hour away from Cape Town, the Krom River Hike has delightful little rock pools for splashing about in. 

courtesy of Damien du Toit 

Cederberg Waterfalls

2 and a half hours away from Cape Town is the stunning Cederberg Wilderness. Wow! 

courtesy of Jean Tresfon

Disakloof Waterfall

Disakloof is a beautiful camping place between Kleinmond and Pringle Bay, with a waterfall to match. 

courtesy of Cameron B

Crystal Pools Hike

Crystal Pools is a beloved hike to a series of mountain pools in the beautiful Steenbras Nature Reserve, following the Palmiet River up the gorge.

courtesy of Damien du Toit

Meiringspoort Waterfall 

A beautiful mermaid was said to live in the pool at the foot of the Meiringspoort Waterfall.

courtesy of Christina Mueller 

Meiringspoort Falls

courtesy of McAsmal - 

Bobbejaans River, Bainskloof

Take the Bobbejaans River Trail in Wellington which culminates in this stunning waterfall

courtesy of Dreamcatcher photos

Waterval Nature Reserve 

2 hours outside of Cape Town is this untouched wilderness.

courtesy of Justin Lawrence 

Winterhoek Mountains above Porterville

Just under 3 hours from Cape Town is this piece of gorgeousness.

courtesy of hanno 

courtesy of hanno

Schotsche Kloof

Adventure down the Schotsche Kloof Hiking Trail to find this waiting for you. 

courtesy of Morgan Ames 

Niewoudtville Waterfall

The Nieuwoudtville Waterfall is situated just north of the quirky town of Nieuwoudtville. 

courtesy of Gerald Crawford 

courtesy of Gerald Crawford 

Harold Porter Botanical Garden, Bettys Bay 

An hour and 40 minutes to Betty's Bay from Cape Town is a botanical garden, with this peaceful waterfall. 

courtesy of Dr T

Cecilia Forest Waterfall 

A tranquil hike through the beautiful Cecilia forest comes to this waterfall.

courtesy of Short-sighted Shooter


More gorgeousness in the Cederberg.

courtesy of mike and lara wolfe 

Admiral's Falls

Tucked away at the top of a deep ravine in Simon's Town. 

courtesy of jose romeu de abreu

Silvermine Nature Reserve

This popular hike for families through the Silvermine Nature Reserve is a relaxing experience.

courtesy of jose romeu de abreu 

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