The Constantia Greenbelt - an ideal walk for a hot summer's day.
Meet at the start of the trail at the end of Oak Avenue.
Blue arrows - from Rhodes Drive, turn into Hohenort Avenue just opposite Cecilia Forest Car Park. Follow Hohenort Avenue - to the right - a km or two, then turn left into Oak Avenue and continue to the end of the road where the trail starts.
Red arrows: Turn off the Blue Route Motorway (M3) at Constantia, go straight over Constantia Main Road into Alphen Road and continue along Alphen Road a few kms. The road forks - you take the left fork which becomes Hohenort Avenue. Almost immediately, turn right into Oak Avenue and continue to the end.
Highlights of the trail include shade, lovely trees, a river
and fabulous birds. This photo is one of a pair of "mystery" buzzards that was photographed by Margaret McIvor, who very kindly posts all her amazing bird photos on the Facebook group Constantiaberg Birding Nature and Landscape. Well worth following! Other birds to see include Olive Woodpeckers, Paradise Flycatchers, Black Sparrowhawks, tiny little Swee Waxbills, Dusky Flycatchers, Sombre Bulbuls and many more.
Its Coco and Laddie's most most favourite walk!
Peter Slingsby's map of our route. Available here.
Title from the Food Lady's fave duo - the mighty G&S.