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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

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Address: Lambrechts Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Great hiking outside Franschhoek

My partner and I decided to have a 4 to 5 hour hike around this Reserve today. Even though the weather was hot at 34 degrees centigrade,on the mountain it was much cooler at about... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
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Formby, United Kingdom
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Formby, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

My partner and I decided to have a 4 to 5 hour hike around this Reserve today. Even though the weather was hot at 34 degrees centigrade,on the mountain it was much cooler at about 24 degrees centigrade. There was also a lovely breeze blowing. Views were spectacular from the top and you could also see Table Mountain and Signal... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Did the same walk as last year and worth every minute of being out of breath to enjoy the stunning views. Just love the beautiful scenery, peace and quiet. You cannot beat it.

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Thank Frank S
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

It was an overcast day with low lying clouds....cool....and perfect for a long walk. Trails are easy to follow and the views, even with cloude are great!

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Thank Tom R
Montagu, South Africa
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Day Hike very splendid walk and lovely panoramic views , early start and had a picnic at lunch time - nice outdoors activity - various routes

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Thank 173alexandra
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2016

quite surprised with this estate in town....food was good...decor nice at atmosphere relaxing....place for old and young

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We drove up to the reserve on a Saturday morning and did one of the walks up one of the 'mountains' (it was around an hour up and an 45 mins down). Its a really nice way to spend a morning with spectacular views as well as some real peace and quiet. We only bumped into a handful of people... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Firstly, unlike us, make sure that you have picked up a permit to visit at the tourist information office in Franschhoek or at the Huguenot Museum Shop as the office at the reserve isn't always manned. The walk we undertook was simply stunning - chose a cloudless day and enjoy the fruits of your labour!

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Thank Stephen G
London
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This really is a lovely place to go. We hiked the Uitkyk path - a there-and-back (7km total) trail. Probably one of the most rewarding shorter walks I've ever done... Beautiful fynbos plants, incredible views - and we saw a klipspringer and baboons too (safe here - they do not approach people). Note that you can buy your passes from... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Important to have R40 each in cash for entry permit. A fenced safe environment. We hiked for 14km on some well marked trails, worth having a map ( you can copy on your phone the one at the gate) as a fire has destroyed some markers. Stunning views and easy to strenuous hikes, not a walk you need hiking boots... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

We only had a few hours so did one of the shorter routes to breakfast point via a beautiful view spot. Will be back for more! Make sure you take R40 cash for entry to the reserve

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