Hoy's Koppie

Hoy's Koppie, Hermanus: Address, Hoy's Koppie Reviews: 4.5/5

Hoy's Koppie
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Mornet_V
Westville, South Africa16 contributions
Oct 2021
It is a relatively steep climb to the top. The path is paved. Once there you have a spectacular 360 degree of Hermanus and the ocean. Excellent place for taking pictures.
Written October 19, 2021
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Raphael S
United Kingdom3 contributions
Dec 2020
wonderful area to go hiking! I would highly recommend this area to any nature lovers needing something to do on a sun-flecked day
Written January 5, 2021
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JPandTracy
Clanwilliam, South Africa6 contributions
Feb 2020
The history of this koppie speaks to the very origins of life in southern Africa, which makes it a) incredibly special; and b) a great experiential education tool for young southern African children. The midden mound is phenomenal, the graves of Mr and Mrs Hoy on top have their own stories to tell.
Anyone exploring the colourful history of the Western Cape should read up more about both the strandlopers who called the Klipkop Cave their home for tens of thousands of years, as well as what makes Mr Hoy such an (in)famous and colourful piece of Hermanus history.
The biggest let down for us was the litter at the start of the trail on the shopping centre side, underneath the elevated wooden platform, as well as along certain sections of the trail. We tried to pick up as much as we could, but a focused clean-up by whomever is responsible for maintaining the hill is needed urgently.
Written March 4, 2020
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Jo S
Birmingham, UK107 contributions
Nov 2019
Up at the crack of dawn and up to the top to enjoy great views of Hermanus.
A short and easy climb leading to panoramic views out across a Walker Bay.
Written November 23, 2019
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ElsieSteel
Cape Town, South Africa24 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is a worthwhile amble up the steps and path, giving you a great view of Hermanus and Walker Bay. Children would cope easily, and dogs enjoy the walk.
Written June 14, 2019
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aussi33
Schweiz378 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
The little hill in the village is and easy climb and great views across the village and sea. Parking space near Checkers, but has a lot of steps
Written January 4, 2019
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SimplyFred
Shrewsbury, UK1,002 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
This spot does give a good view of Hermanus. Funny how Sir William Hoy, responsible for so much of SA railways managed to stop the train coming To Hermanus. Probably just as well, and thankfully Hermanus has remained its scale and character.
Written March 3, 2018
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Celtic-Wanderer
SCOTLAND718 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
Like other reviewers, I found this a great afternoon hike...just under an hour going up. The path is a bit uneven in places, and a walking pole/stick might be helpful to steady you up and down. I was fortunate that the security guard was just going off duty, but decided to give us a personal guide to the top and back again! For not a lot of effort, the views are worth the climb, but it is disappointing that the graves at the top are nameless and no information boards....though there is one at start of the walk.
Alternatively, if you’d rather drive to your view point, try Rotary Way...a winding hill road on the western fringe of Hermanus....signposted from the main road out of town. Fantastic views across Walker Bay, and on a clear day to Danger Point on the other side of the bay.
Written February 19, 2018
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Mary P
Hillsborough, UK22 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
A steep but manageable climb in Central Hermanus. Try it on a clear day...terrific views. Sadly the plaques for Sir Wlliam Hoy and his wife have been "removed"... We climb each year hoping that they will have been replaced....It is worth the effort.
Written February 16, 2018
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Timsnon
Hermanus, South Africa81 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
What a lovely experience walking up the koppie, sitting watching whales in the distance and enjoying the peace and tranquility with the bustling town below. I would recommend it any day. there are a guard on duty. Not with you all the time, but at least.
Written January 5, 2018
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