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Tranquil spot, easy to access

The waterfall can be reached via an easy walk through the Arboretum. Stop at the bench at the... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Lovely Waterfall

Just a short walk through the Arboretum and well worth it. A lovely waterfall in peaceful... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Adri F
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
| At the Hogsback Arboretum, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

The waterfall can be reached via an easy walk through the Arboretum. Stop at the bench at the bottom for a moment's quiet contemplation, but do walk up the small hill because that's where the actual waterfall is located - what you see at then...More

1  Thank PippaPJC
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Just a short walk through the Arboretum and well worth it. A lovely waterfall in peaceful surroundings

Thank Adri F
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

The walk is easy and beautiful. Perhaps a ranger or 2 could be hired to ensure tourists do not act like hooligans and ruin it for others.

Thank stephanie_els91
Reviewed 4 March 2018

39 steps is the name of the waterfall in the arboretum, It is a pleasant walk to get there and an opportunity to see some unique trees that were planted over 100 years ago including California Redwoods, bristlecone firs, and yellowwood. Really enjoyable visit

Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely path. Scenery makes it seem like such a short walk as it’s so beautiful! Definitely something I’d do more than three times!

Thank Cpt_TMorgan
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The 39 Steps waterfall is probably the easiest waterfall to get to in Hogsback. About a 10 minute easy walk through the Arboretum, the 39 Steps waterfall is a sight to behold in a very peaceful environment. The water is clean and cold. It is...More

2  Thank Zoë B
Reviewed 16 January 2018

YES you must visit the waterfall. A nice walk though the forest with Red Woods. Take your time don't race.

Thank Elzabe D
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

The Arboretum is the most peaceful garden I have ever visited. It, I should think, is the closest to the Garden of Eden in modern terms. Well maintained and it surely has something to please all the senses. Visit it out of season and have...More

Thank DeninaBernard
Reviewed 2 October 2017

It was beautiful and soothing to see the waterfall coming down the 39 steps. The sound was lovely and not too steep to climb but a little muddy.

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to walk, chat & see different things like trees, flowers, etc. You will then reach the 39 Step Waterfall. The pictures you will take there, comes out amazing,very good for wedding pics also!

Thank RichardP5585
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1 July 2018|
Response from stephanie_els91 | Reviewed this property |
No cost and takes 30 - 45 min
7 April 2018|
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Response from CFEIII | Reviewed this property |
no, just wander down the road to the arboretum and enjoy yourself!