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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

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Great hiking!

Be warned though that it is not easy. This is mid level hiking and there are no worn paths. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2019
London, United Kingdom
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Great views

We did the walk up to Breakfast rock. The views are amazing. The pathway is easy to follow... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2019
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

Be warned though that it is not easy. This is mid level hiking and there are no worn paths. Lots of loose rock and shail means it can be very slippery particularly on the way back down. Amazing views at the top!!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

We did the walk up to Breakfast rock. The views are amazing. The pathway is easy to follow, mainly very good with a bit of rocky areas in places. Just buy a permit in the little hut and if you go. Take lots if water...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

This one was not far from the hotel we stayed so we decided to walk to there and it was very pleasant walking from the town centre to there. We had wine tasting and cellar tour which was amazing. After the wine tasting, we enjoyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

A visit to this gem is an ABSOLUTE MUST! There are various trails and they are so well marked. There's no way you'd get lost on these trails. Amazing hiking and the views are PRICELESS! Their hiking permits are only R50 per visit and can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Well worth the small fee to get in. We only had time for the trail to breakfast rock but it was well marked. It is pretty much uphill all the way but manageable and worth it for the views.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dizzyb3
Reviewed 31 December 2018

The hiking trails are well indicated and the nature is stunning here. you can choose to walk half an hour up to 7 hours. Lovely place to go and enjoy nature.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Featherfox
Reviewed 29 December 2018

This was our third visit to Mont Rochelle. There are several walking trails with some stunning views. We usually do the easiest route to "Breakfast Rock" which is fine for us. We really enjoy the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David B B
Reviewed 16 December 2018

We walked from Franschouk village to Mont Rochelle. We were very impressed with the grounds and hotel. My husband being an avid twitcher was in seventh heaven with the bounty of birds .

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Amazing views! There are many routes that you can take depending on the time you’ve got! The signs at the bottom are clear, however when you get closer to the top, the signs of the trail start vanishing and may get a little confusing. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NurfahimaAR
Reviewed 11 November 2018

If you are into hiking, any trip to Franschhoek should include a visit to this reserve. There are several hiking options from the 1 hour variety to 5 or more hours and with varying levels of difficulty. Payment at the entrance is very reasonable and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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