The walk up to Elephant’s Eye Cave on the Tokai side of Silvermine Nature Reserve is a pleasant, easy going hike that takes about two hours to do from the parking area near the dam in Silvermine Nature Reserve. It is a fun trail to do with young children.
Dave Bristow in his book Western Cape Walks writes that the cave is “reputed to have once been the stronghold of a Khoi tribe led by a woman.”
A refreshing swim in the dam at the end of the walk and a picnic at one of the picturesque spots on its banks is a great way to round off the outing.
A tranquil Silvemine Dam on a barmy autumn morning
The eye of the elephant form the Tokai side of the reserve
Looking across from Elephant’s Eye Cave towards Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak
Hikers dwarfed by the lofty entrance to Elephant’s Eye Cave
Looking out of Elephant’s Eye Cave over False Bay. Hikers in the left hand corner