You’ll need to book to walk the two-day, one-night Cape of Good Hope Trail, which traces a spectacular 33.8km circular route through the eponymous nature reserve.
Accommodation is included at the basic Erica, Protea and Restio huts, which offer six-bed dorms, kitchens and hot showers at the southern end of the reserve. You'll need to bring your own food and a sleeping bag. Contact the reserve’s Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre for further information.
There are plenty of other great walks in the reserve if you don’t have time for the two-day trail. On the False Bay side, try the straightforward 3.5km walk from Buffels Bay to the spectacular Paulsberg peak, whose sheer cliff plunges 369m into the sea.