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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

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Closes in 22 min: 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Amazing views! There are many routes that you can take depending on the time you’ve got! The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Good hiking options with excellent views

If you are into hiking, any trip to Franschhoek should include a visit to this reserve. There are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1  Thank 25wanderlings
Reviewed 15 September 2018

The Monte San Michele Park along with numerous hiking trails in the mountains and with trails from 2 hours to 1 day of hiking allows fantastic views of Franschhoek domvale.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank davidpam4810
Reviewed 31 July 2018

The hike is more on the tough side. What makes it so enjoyable is the fact that is not super busy so you can enjoy the route and take your own time. It was after rain so we had great streams where we could refill...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nelisa S
Reviewed 14 May 2018

My family always does a Mothers Day hike followed by a gourmet picnic - avoiding the masses of restaurants, family grumbles, bad service and overpriced foods - we've always hit the jackpot on walks, fresh air and family bonding. This time we selected Dutoitskop Trail...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Ingrid L
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The entrance is at the top of the Franschhoek pass. The warden was helpful and friendly. We chose to do the ‘Vista’ route which was described as less than 2 hours. When you reach Breakfast Rock the 270 degree views are stunning - down the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank suedQ4750UO
Reviewed 11 February 2018

We spent a couple of hours hiking on a 'medium' route at Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve. It's a few miles north of Franschoek up the pass. You need to have a ticket first before you start one of the trails, these can be bought at...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Took the kids for a walk on this trail, found it a bit steep for them, BUT they managed,. great views, well marked trails and some great fresh air.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ruan O
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Lovely two hour hike along one of the clearly marked trails with magnificent views and scenery. Be sure to take water and good shoes.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank laurelmader
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Driving from Hermanus to Franschhoek decided to travel over this pass, more than stunning views and worth a while to drive and finally see Franshhoek laying down in the Valley, a must do drive

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank NicoN630
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