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Kogelberg Nature Reserve

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Greta hiking and biking trails

Unassuming entrance to a wealth of beauty. I took a day hike and wish to go back with my mountain... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Santa Cruz, California
Bird Club week-end away

We were there for the birds with an added bonus - the fynbos! While having my morning coffee... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Cape Town South Africa
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Keinmond | Hermanus, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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 -...More

10  Thank orlandos66
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 March 2014

I would love to give a honest review of Kogelberg Nature Reserve, but sadly I can not as we never had the opportunity to stay here. My Father booked a family holiday at Kogelberg Nature Reserve for my Sons 2nd Birthday. He made the payment...More

14  Thank Gregsmit
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Unassuming entrance to a wealth of beauty. I took a day hike and wish to go back with my mountain bike.

Thank Parker_Stokes
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We were there for the birds with an added bonus - the fynbos! While having my morning coffee absorbing my surroundings, a pretty little veld mouse watching me put a smile on my face for the rest of the day!

Thank 194,850
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We stayed at Erica, which has a very nice view to the mountains with starting point of the Kogelberg trail. Yes, there were flies, but these come with the surrounding, not because of the compost toilets. Tip: use insect spray 15 minutes before sleeping and...More

Thank emiel_kop
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We loved our stay at the Eco cabins. Very comfortable accommodation with breathtaking surroundings. Stunning hikes. Good birding. Kogelberg is for those wanting to get away from the city's hustle and bustle and that enjoys nature. Loved the low impact living feel you get from...More

Thank _badgersa22
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This was our second stay, booking all 5 of the Oudebosch cabins for a group of family and friends. We love this place, and highly recommend it - but both times we really struggled with what seemed like a constant 'plague' of flies in the...More

1  Thank JanievdS
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Great hikes, exciting tubing down the river, fantastic eco cabins, birds and overall very relaxing time.

Thank ChrisO3133
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The Kogelberg reserve is a must visit. We stayed for 3 nights with a group of friends having booked all 5 cabins. When you book all the cabins, you also get the use of the conference room, which makes meals and braais for a large...More

Thank lindawatt2017
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I've been going every year and so I have noticed the deterioration over time. Their waste management needs to improve considerably. There were an incredible amount of flies this year! Whether this is from the compost toilets or the lack of collection of bins from...More

Thank Simisha P
Reviewed 8 November 2016

gorgeous, pristine nature reserve. recommended if you want to hike and cycle in a remote place offering great views

1  Thank KristinMW
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Really nice hike from Kogelberg to Harold Porter Botanical Gardens in Betty's Bay. Need to have two cars ideally one at each side. Have to walk from Kogelberg side. Did the hike with 3 kids ages 10-13 with no problems. Beautiful forest(Oudebos) in the valley...More

Thank GS1200Adventure
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6 May 2016|
Response from Yasmin G |
This place you can find going past Gordon bay past koel bay and past rooi els