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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

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Lambrechts Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2861
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Great hike!

Amazing views, nice hike even for somebody that's not into hiking (not difficult one) but would... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Karolina D
A chilly walk in the mountains

While staying in Franschoek for the weekend the family decided to do a hike in this reserve... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
PTCooper
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Lambrechts Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Amazing views, nice hike even for somebody that's not into hiking (not difficult one) but would like to experience what mountain hiking may bring into the soul - silence and unity with nature.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

While staying in Franschoek for the weekend the family decided to do a hike in this reserve. Greeted by friendly reserve staff, permit purchased and the route decided upon, with the expert advice of said reserve staff, off we went. We only had a couple...More

Thank PTCooper
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We hiked the uitkyk trail which was about 6.5-7km. The trail was great to hike, well marked and easy to follow. It wasn't too tough and took us about 2-hours up and back. The views across franschoek were beautiful as was the scenery along the...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

For those who want to do something different in Franschoek this is worth exploring. We did not see the proteas in full bloom as wrong season but I imagine it will be beautiful when they are.

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Beautiful trails through wild fynbos country, rich in protea, also in baboons. Several paths for various ability levels. Probably the best place to get a bit of exercise when you are in Franschhoek. Small day-fee required, I think R40 per person.

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Ww did the shortest route because we had a 3,6 and 7 year old with us. The 3 year old lead all the way to the top, she did need a bit of carrying o the way down. Wonderful views and fantastic plant life... not...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Nice mountain hike with views over the Franschhoek valley and its vineyards. Definitely worth the pain

Thank Philippe V
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

a lot of choice for hiking trips, not too easy, but specially the first parts of the trips are perfectly safe. Take a walking cane, to be sure against snakes ( we did not see 1 during our hike) and enough water, Even being high...More

Thank AnsF1
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Following a recommendation from Colin Atkins at Petit Paris, we did the Vista walk on the first evening that gave us great views over Franschhoek on our first night. This was a comparatively short and easy walk to the viewpoint at sunset. It was lovely...More

Thank Tony L
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

There are a couple of circular walks which offer magnificent views, allow a couple of hours for the short routes and time to digest the views over Franschhoek. Our Christmas morning walk started in clouds and finished with bright sunshine at Breakfast rock where we...More

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