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“A beautiful hike. Incredible, but be prepared...!”

Robberg Nature Reserve
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“A beautiful hike. Incredible, but be prepared...!”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

We are from the UK and were recommended this hike by friends of ours who lived in Plett. We went on a very hot day and were completely unprepared. We didn't take enough food or water - and completely underestimated how tough it was, or how much water we would need. The full hike took us nearly 5.5 hours and is 9.2km from start to finish. It starts of easy enough, but is not easy all the way - there are some really tough spots (and we had a 73 year old woman with us). Again, we should have done our research but having said that, I am glad we did it - we all managed to finish in one piece, and would definitely do it again - but next time, we will take more water, food (and sunscreen) - typical tourists eh? Its a beautiful hike though and well worth the time, but be warned, there are no stopping points along the way for loo/water/food and if you do the full hike it does take around 4.5 - 5.5 hours! I did a full review of this walk under the travel section of my blog 'Quintessentially Me' where I added a lot of photos and a more detailed description of the whole hike.

Visited March 2014
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Pretoria, South Africa
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“Fantastic hike”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We did the 5km route. Fantastic views of the ocean as well as some great cape fur seal sightings. The mid point of the hike is a little island with a beautiful stretch of beach in between. I would definitely go again to try the 9km route.

Visited May 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Hike the nature reserve is a must”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Stunning scenery through fynbos, dunes and rocks with the option to overnight, breathtaking viewws. Real fun was watching the seal colony

Visited May 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Nature at its best”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Bit of a hard walk, but enjoyable. Not for the unfit.
From the cliffs, seals & sharks can be seen in the sea.

Visited April 2014
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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“Exhilirating”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We often take visiting friends up to the lookout points for sundowners and are constantly rewarded by their reactions. The views over the bay are superb, the setting great and the facilities first class and clean.
Check the wind before you go - it can be unpleasant on a gusty day, but a visit to Plett is not complete without a trip to the Robberg Reserve.

Visited April 2014
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