July 31, 2014
17 Immensely Beautiful Waterfalls of Cape Town and Surrounds
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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.
Approximately an hour away from Cape Town, the Krom River Hike has delightful little rock pools for splashing about in.
2 and a half hours away from Cape Town is the stunning Cederberg Wilderness. Wow!
Disakloof is a beautiful camping place between Kleinmond and Pringle Bay, with a waterfall to match.
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.
A beautiful mermaid was said to live in the pool at the foot of the Meiringspoort Waterfall.
Bobbejaans River, Bainskloof
Take the Bobbejaans River Trail in Wellington which culminates in this stunning waterfall
Waterval Nature Reserve
2 hours outside of Cape Town is this untouched wilderness.
Winterhoek Mountains above Porterville
Just under 3 hours from Cape Town is this piece of gorgeousness.
Adventure down the Schotsche Kloof Hiking Trail to find this waiting for you.
The Nieuwoudtville Waterfall is situated just north of the quirky town of Nieuwoudtville.
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.
Cecilia Forest Waterfall
A tranquil hike through the beautiful Cecilia forest comes to this waterfall.
More gorgeousness in the Cederberg.
Tucked away at the top of a deep ravine in Simon's Town.
Silvermine Nature Reserve
This popular hike for families through the Silvermine Nature Reserve is a relaxing experience.
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