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Robberg Nature Reserve

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Address: 8 Plettenberg Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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+27 44 533 2125

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Majestic views and great hiking

Robberg nature reserve is a true gem. Beautiful views and two wonderful hikes for beginners or advanced hikers. There are also two or three chalets you can overnight in booked... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2016
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Robberg nature reserve is a true gem. Beautiful views and two wonderful hikes for beginners or advanced hikers. There are also two or three chalets you can overnight in booked through Cape nature. A definite must if you visit Plettenberg Bay.

Thank Chutzpah78
Tadley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

So we visited the 'reserve' and we were not sure what to expect. It was a hot day so take water with you. The walk varies depending on your fitness. You can walk the whole way found, between four to five hours. However we only managed half way, due to the heat and the fact that we had not acclimatised... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

If you want stunning views and the chance to see (and hear) a large seal colony, this is the place to go. My top tip is to check the tides as the long walk is probably inaccessible at high tide. There are three different lengths of walk, but all start at the same place. Take water and a snack with... More 

Thank DMFHenshaw
Orleans, France
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

Robberg Nature reserve is gorgious.Two different walks are available according to your program.2H walk or 4,5H.Good shoes ,Hat and water are needed. swimming on the beach remain an unforgetable moment.(be carefull with the current).Many seals can be seen.

Thank francoispremier45
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Took the Robberg walk (1.5-2hr) with the family and enjoyed wonderful sights of Plettenberg Bay. A big highlight was seeing the large group of seals frolicking in the sea (almost 100) and bird life. The key is to take lots of water and to take your time to take in the sights.

Thank ADBarr
Ripon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

Three possible walks and all pretty strenuous. Wonderful views all round. The sea crashes against the rocks in one place and then a tranquil beach with dunes around the corner.

Thank Martin S
George, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing day out with splendid views over the ocean and Plettenberg Bay. Familys with very small children have the option to complete a less streneous walk whilst the adventurous can opt for the advanced walk. Traverse on pathways, rocky areas as well as beach and sanddunes. Take enough water and nibbles to keep energies refuelled. Make sure... More 

Thank Veronica S
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Walking in the Robberg NP was absolutely beautiful with breath-taking scenery. We got the opportunity to see a large shark swimming in the waters below the cliffs near to the seal colony. We did the half walk and crossed over to the Island. It combined, natural scenery, sand dunes, beaches, cliffs and wooden walkways. Thoroughly enjoyable walk!

Thank belindav954
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

We took a drive to the reserve to hike out the peninsula and it was well worth it. Beautiful scenery and gorgeous views. Very manageable hike but wirth bearing in mind it would be tough with kids as several areas that they would need to be carried.

Thank ShelliePB
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2016

The reserve has everything wonderful views, great walking, swimming, entrance to a historical cave with archaeological diggings, great braai and sundowner facilities.

Thank Anne s

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