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“Beautiful place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kogelberg Nature Reserve

Kogelberg Nature Reserve
Ranked #28 of 57 things to do in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
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South Africa
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

I have been going here since my childhood and the reserve is beautiful - lovely walks along the Palmiet River.

Visited March 2013
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George
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nature at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

Spectacular reserve and if you are a MTB biker then your heart will start racing, hard and excellent mountain biking, excellent for training or just relaxing

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank marcellica
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Kapstadt, Südafrika
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69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Crystal Pools Hike - Steenbras”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

We did this hike shortly after the reopening in november 2012 - it was closed for more than a year to give the nature a chance to recover.

And it was good that they closed it for some time and changed the entry regulations -
it was far to overcrowded at weekends in the past and to much "left-overs" !

You cannot purchase the permits anylonger at sunbird lodge - you have to prebook and collect in sommerset (it was the first weekend, I think soon they will email them after proof of payment) the entry price is now much higher (60 Rand) and the number of persons on the hike limited - hopefully that will help to protect the area!

The hike itself is not to exhausting -
the first pool can be reached in under an hour, second pool takes you about 15 minutes more..you have to decide how far up you wanna go -
and the pools are worth the effort - swim, relax in a waterfall, jump from edges (beware the water is not "crystal" - you have to check for rocks!but the colour has a natural explanation, no worries)

it is just a really great place!

Visited November 2012
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10 Thank orlandos66
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Betty's Bay, South Africa
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“The gem of the Cape Floral kingdom”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

its just 10 kms from my house, and I often feel like escaping and going for walks along the river, briliant flora, still have not sen any leopards, although they are around. Great waterfalls after heavy rains too.
And very stylish newly built cabins, for self catering stays, all built with local materials, and with the environment in mind

Visited August 2012
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6 Thank Jean424
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Views and excercise..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

The nature reserve is a great experience for the outdoor types, with walks for any level of fitness. Permits are inexpensive and easily obtained in town, and come with a helpful map.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Anthony G
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