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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

Address: Lambrechts Rd, Franschhoek, South Africa
Phone Number: 21 876 2861
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Ranked #16 of 46 things to do in Franschhoek
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Cape Town, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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