Wear comfortable walking shoes. If you do not have a comfy pair of walkers – Lemkus Sports in lower St George’s Mall is a good place for sport shoes or hiking boots.
Footsteps to Freedom guided walks depart daily – irrespective of weather conditions.
Summer days can be hot – wearing a hat is a good idea, and do not forget your bottle of water and sun protection cream. Pick ‘n Pay Family Supermarket is conveniently located across the road from the Visitor Information Centre.
Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate and winter days can be cool and wet. Along the Trail a number of Trail Partners offer warm and cosy coffee stops, and the many galleries in Church St are an ideal place to browse for local art, under cover.
Safety in Cape Town has improved greatly thanks to the efforts of the Central City Improvement District. However, as in any big city, care should be taken, so rather walk in groups, do not wear expensive jewellery in the city, and be vigilant at cash machines.