Evelyn John Holtzhausen caught the hiking bug at an early age when his family introduced him to the wonders of the Drakensberg. He has since hiked many trails in South Africa, Spain, Norway, the UK and USA. A former journalist and co-founder of a public relations firm, he now leads hiking groups for friends and facilitates forest bathing (Shinrin-Yoku) experiences. He lives in Cape Town.

  • Hiking Cape Town

    The mountains and forests in and around Cape Town are a hiker’s paradise, offering an array of excursions to suit both new converts and seasoned mountain climbers.
    Hiking Cape Town covers 35 exciting hikes on the Cape Peninsula and further afield, ranging from easy to moderate, with several more demanding trails for those who want to up their game. From classic hikes up the front face of Table Mountain and half-day hikes in the remote Cape Point, to gentle rambles along the coast and walks in mountains and nature reserves a short drive from the city, this book encompasses the area’s must-do routes.

    Each description specifies the approximate walking time, distance, difficulty rating and terrain. More challenging extensions to some of the routes are provided for a more strenuous workout. Full-colour maps and photographs illustrate the routes, and information boxes offer insights into interesting aspects of the specific trails.