Silvermine Reservoir

The large reservoir is open to everybody, including your dog, but there are no lifeguards on duty, and so swimming is at your own risk.

There’s a 1km trail around the water with a boardwalk that’s easily accessible for wheelchairs and prams.

There are also loads of picture-perfect picnic spots dotted around the reserve.

Opening times vary, but are typically 8am – 5pm (May to August); Daily, 7am – 6pm (September to April). Entry fees apply. The SANParks’ My Green Card entitles you to 12 free entries into the pay points of the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) within a one-year period, so that’s good option for frequent visitors.