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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

Lambrechts Rd, Franschhoek, South Africa
21 876 2861
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Cape Town
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Wadsworth, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We drove up Franshoek Pass intending to hike the trails. The road off the pass to Mont Rochelle's main gate was quite steep, narrow and unpaved. Did not feel at all comfortable taking our mid sized rental car up that road. Our fault for not doing enough research. Or maybe there is another road in? The pass was beautiful though!

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Melbourne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Myself & my wife climbed to uitkyk yday. Weather conditions were perfect & views stunning. We are novice hikers, it took 2hours 40mins, including a short lunch at the top. Contine on the track until it ends, to be rewRded with views on the other side. The Gentle breeze helped keep us cool & the wind at the very top... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We took a short hike with the kids, would have loved to spent more time in the reserve but it was quite chilly. Recommended for nature lovers, be careful as some routes seem quite tough!

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband and did 3 hours' walk to Uitkiy yesterday in heavy fog and light drizzle. We couldn't see the view on the peak. The flowers are lovely and the route is an easy walk.

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Various different hikes to choose from. Paths are well-marked and maintained. The views towards Franschhoek and the surrounding valleys are superb on a clear day. You need to get a permit at the Franschhoek Tourism Office before you go.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We did the 3-hour walk. One should start early in the morning when going in summer as Franschhoek gets quite hot. Take enough water. Good place for picnic as well, after 1.5 hours walking you have the most amazing view of 2 dams. Hard to guess, but you can probably see 30 miles far on a clear day. Not to... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Fantastic experience!!! Beautiful scenery, wonderful explanation of the history of the estate .The wine tasting is an experience not to miss!!, cheers!

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Surrey, UK
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106 reviews 106 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a lovely reserve for flora. We didn't see many creatures except lots of flies and insects! (One bird and a couple of frogs.) There are no facilities here so you need to go prepared with water and food. There is a stream which it is safe to drink from, and on the trail we did this was great... More

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