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Cape Town - An elderly hiker was stabbed to death on a Cape Town trail on Wednesday morning, Western Cape police said.

The 72-year-old man had been walking with a female companion on the Trappieskop hiking trail, off Boyes Drive in Kalk Bay, around 10.30am, said Lt-Col Andre Traut.

A man approached them, stabbed him with a knife, and fled with their personal belongings.

No arrests had been made.