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“Hiking heaven”

Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve
Ranked #8 of 48 things to do in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
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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 the main Tourist Info Office in the centre of Franschoek. Some of the trails are quite tough, so you do need decent hiking footwear, water and sunscreen. Some of the views are brilliant, and well worth the effort of the steady climbing.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank stephenstravels54
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 25 November 2017

We love to walk/hike and Mont Rochelle was just perfect for us. The trip to Uitkyk took us just over an hour and the views were stunning. On our way back we took a trip up the Vista walk which gave us a fantastic view of Franschhoek. A great place for hikers and casual walkers.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Murt52
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