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Kogelberg Nature Reserve

Address: Hermanus (not Franschhoek) | Hermanus (not Franschhoek), Franschhoek, South Africa
Phone Number: 0027 861 227 362 8873
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Franschhoek
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Well, I did. Set off on an early morning hike along the Palmiet trail in cool (and deteriorating) weather. Was worth it, though, as the scenery in the descending cloud and drizzle reminded me of Bilbo's journey to the Lonely Mountain. Too cold for a swim in the river, but I imagine on fine summer days the reserve gets extremely... More 

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Nice, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Beautiful fynbos, lovely trails. We did a 3 hour hike ending at the Harry Porter gardens where we had a lovely breakfast. We were there in Dec 2013 but this review page doesn't allow me to select any date earlier than 2014.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Kogelberg is an amazing place. Pros: unique accommodation, spectacular scenery, lovely (really lovely!) walks around the reserve, an exceptional feeling of luxury amidst the fynbos, lovely (cold) eco-pool! Cons: for all its eco-logic, the composting non-flush toilets are a problem after several days, and are most likely the source of the flies, and the cottages are rather close together and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We saw a video of the reserve on their website which absolutely sold it to us! It is a truly stunning world heritage site, but on arrival we were shocked when informed that the units have compost toilets! Once we saw our unit (Erica) we were amazed that it seemed even more beautiful than we'd anticipated and the view was... More 

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Cape Town
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The Kogelberg reserve is a bit of a conundrum....there is no doubt the reserve is fantastically beautiful and the hikes through the fynbos is heaven but I don't know what to make of the cabins. It is priced and sold as luxury cabins but it has long drops (no flushing toilets) and a HUGE fly problem. I am no snooty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

I found the park absolutely stunning. The walk scenery changed quote dramatically as we progressed on the walk so we got some amazing photos. But also the parks staff in particular Jo-mene so incredibly helpful and kind. We were just blown away. Definitely worth doing !!!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Stayed in the Oudebosch eco-cabins in the reserve for a weekend and enjoyed it tremendously! Has everything you need for a great self-catering stay plus peace and quiet plus beautiful views across the mountains plus great walks plus a breathtaking drive there along Clarence drive. The kids were in heaven - safe adventure right on your doorstep. We will definitely... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I would love to give a honest review of Kogelberg Nature Reserve, but sadly I can not as we never had the opportunity to stay here. My Father booked a family holiday at Kogelberg Nature Reserve for my Sons 2nd Birthday. He made the payment to confirm the booking three months before arrival. He then received a call from them... More 

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Strand, South Africa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The hike is easy and short with 8km of distance to and fro. the waterfall and pools are very clean and beautiful. Important thing to notice is this place is closed most of the time in year and permit it required.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We had our company strategy plan there. Stayed 2 nights. good meeting facilities but natural fibre chairs were noisy and distracting. Otherwise amazing accommodation. Have 2 suggestions: Remove weeds from rooftop gardens, Have information on all the eco facilities

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