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SANParks – Table Mountain National Park (Tokai Forest and Arboretum)

Tokai Forest lies just south of Constantia in Table Mountain National Park. Here, tall trees create a speckled canopy above picnic spots, mountain bike trails and hiking trails. Put on your hiking boots and climb the winding path to Elephant’s Eye Cave, set high on the slopes of the Constantiaberg mountains, or get adventurous and go downhill cycling.

At the base of Tokai Forest, you’ll find the Tokai Arboretum, with a relaxing tea garden and self-catering accommodation options. The Arboretum holds an impressive 274 species of trees for you to marvel at. The planting of 1555 individual trees started way back in 1885 by Joseph Storr Lister, the conservator of forests for the Cape Colony, and as a result, the trees are now well established and often gigantic.

Highlights:

  • Find picnic spots, mountain bike trails and hiking trails in Tokai Forest
  • Hike to Elephants Eye Cave in the Constantiaberg mountains, as well as a number of easier routes
  • Tea garden and self-catering accommodation can be found at the Tokai Arboretum

 

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SANParks – Table Mountain National Park (Tokai Forest and Arboretum)

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