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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

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Address: Lambrechts Rd, Franschhoek, South Africa
Phone Number: 21 876 2861
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Pristine nature

Such great diversity in plant life in such a small area; great amount of fynbos species and with the best views you can think of, wow!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Such great diversity in plant life in such a small area; great amount of fynbos species and with the best views you can think of, wow!

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Woodford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

You need to buy a permit first from the tourist office in town, which is easy enough. The views and walk was lovely, although there was a little lack of signs, so make sure you know your route, there are several different routes depending on the amount of time, the map you get online is the same one you get... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Second time in Franschhoek and finally we walked the du toittrail in Mont Rochelle nature reserve. A beautiful and well maintained path. Easily to find your way. During the climb the view change all the time. You don't have eyes enough and you have to take your time. When we walked the trail , it was very hot. So keep... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The reserve is easy to find and very accessible. It is advisable to collect your permit in the town at the tourist office as the ranger on site was on patrol and not there when we arrived. There are a good selection of hikes for 30 min up to 8 hours. It is also possible to mix and match a... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Easy to find the entrance but trails could have been marked more clearly. The paths are pretty stoney and hight of steps vary - you need to have good walking boots on this route.

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Dar es salaam
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Fantastic position at the head of the valley - a good range of walks to get up an appetite for lunch

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Nairobi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Hikes of varying length to suit all walkers in stunning surroundings! It's very close to town too so you can get there very quickly.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We arranged for a guide at the Tourist Information desk in Franschhoek to show us around although this is not necessary as the paths are well marked. The views are quite staggering even on the short walk that we attempted. Our guide Professor Rust was wonderful. He had an excellent sense of humour mad a fount of knowledge concerning the... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you would like a great walk that is not too taxing, you cannot go wrong with driving up to the top of the Franschhoek Pass and turning left into the parking area of the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve. The walks are of varied length but all offer great views. Buy a permit and get a map in town before... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

We loved this place for spectacular walking in the Fynbos. Great views over the Franschhoek valley and the surrounding countryside. And if you like walking, the trail at La Motte vineyard is also worth going to.

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