Cecilia Forest is the ideal place if you want to take the whole family, including the dog for a walk.
This is a leisurely walk that will take you through the forest, up and along towards Constantia Nek. Even toddlers should, with some encouragement be able to enjoy this walk.
There is a circular gravel path which you can follow, but along the way their are many smaller paths which can be explored.
Take a break at the streams along the way as children love to play in the water and Fido can take a drink. (Dogs however, must at all times be kept on a leash)
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