Map Ref  Silvermine North   Grade Time (h)
[A]  Vlakenberg & Skorsteenkop   1 **  3 - 5
[B]  Three Rocky Peaks
 2 **  1 - 3
[C]  Panorama route  1 ***  2 - 3
[D]  Constantiaberg
 0/1/2 *  3 - 6
[F]  Blackburn Ravine  2 **  2 - 3
[G]  Blackburn Buttress  3 **  5 - 6
[H]  Noordhoek Minor  4 ***  5 - 6
[I]  Noordhoek Ridge  4 ***  5 - 7
 [J]
 Chapmans Peak  1 ***  2 - 5

 Silvermine South
 
[K]  Wolfkop  1 or 2 *  1 - 2
[L]  Steenberg Buttress  3 **  4 - 5
[M]  Muizenberg Buttress  4 **  4 - 5
[N]  Circuit of the Ridges  3 **  3 - 4
[O]  Dassies Kasteel   3 ***  3 - 4
[P]  Blokhuiskop  2 ***  5 - 6
[Q]  St James' Buttress
 3 **
 2 - 3
[R]  Trappies' Surprise
 5 ****
 2 - 3
[S]  Kalk Bay Kam
 2 **
 2 - 3
[T]  Elsie's Peak
 1/2 **
 1 - 3
[U]  Outlook Ridge on Elsie's
 5 ***
 4 - 5
There is a network of paths in both the North and South sections of Silvermine which can be used for a wide variety of walks.  The best way to get to know these is to use the maps by Peter Slingsby available in most bookshops or outdoor centres or from www.themaps.co.za   The maps also recommend various combinations of trails that make up interesting walks. Except for the scrambling routes listed, all the walks in Silvermine are grade 0 or 1.

The scrambling routes are typically combined with one or more of the walking routes to make up interesting and varied loops and circuits. You could walk every week for years in Silvermine and not do the same route twice! 

Access: All the access points and parking places are marked on the Google Maps of Silvermine North (to the right) and South (below). Click on any placemark on a road for the access point, or pan or zoom the maps for more detail.  The entrance to Silvermine North is a Table Mountain National Park paygate (R20/person in 2011).  The parking for Silvermine South off Ou Kaapse Weg is free apart from a gratuity to the car card.  All other entrances are free. 

Skoorsteenberg: The two routes up the twin Skoorsteenberg peaks (Skoorsteenkam and Skoorsteenkam sub) are included under Hout Bay as they fall more naturally in this zone because the access is via Scott Estate. 


GPS maps: For those who like making their own maps, two comprehensive sets of GPS tracks are available: Silvermine north and Silvermine south (with thanks to Prof Johan Koeslag)  An example of the sort of detailed map that can be made from these tracks is shown for Cave Peak. This 1:5 000 map is useful for locating the 13 caves on Cave Peak.

View Silvermine South in a larger map (or pan and zoom to see more)


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