Constantia Nek Trail

Duration: +/-5 hours

Cost: R1800pp (1 person)

             R950pp (2 people)

             R800pp (group)

             R380pp (children under 12y)

             Free   (children under 5y)

Included Experienced and qualified mountain guide in English, Italian and/or German language.

A cup of tea or coffee and charcuterie

Excluded: hiking gears

Transport: pick up can be arranged

Meeting Point: Constantia Nek Parking lot 

Start Time: 8am in winter (Apr-Sep)

                         7am in summer (Oct-Mar)

Lunch: Lunch pack (on request R130) 

Difficulty: moderate to challenging

What to expect: a qualified guide will assist on the route and lead you on top of the mountain to ensure you will get the best experience and knowledge of South Africa’s history, nature and culture.


It is about 10km long, we start walking through a gravel road built for Cecil John Rhodes to travel through his estate. A spectacular view of Hout Bay and Constantia while reaching the De Villiers Reservoir where we will have a tea break. The Camel Rock is a bizarre rock landmark in a shape of a camel and we will have a picnic break at the Cave opposite to it.

What to wear:
  • Comfortable footwear (hiking boots or running shoes)

  • The weather is unpredictable in the mountain so please bring a raincoat and wear layers of clothes so you can take off and on.

  • Walking poles can be useful to not put strength on knees and ankles (optional)

  • Water (at least 1 litre if it is a hot day even more, a cup every 60 minutes)

  • Sunblock, daypack, camera and hat in summer

  • Long pants, beanie and gloves in winter

Rules to follow on route:
  • Do not litter

  • Do not be too noisy

  • Do not pick up flowers

  • Do not trample vegetation

  • Do not interfere with the wildlife

  • Do not light fires

  • Do not play music

  • Always be prepared for bad weather

  • Never split up from the group 

  • Have your cell phone fully charged

From Costantia corner up to De Villiers dam, returning via Camel Rock