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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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Such a beautiful place to visit. More accommodations will be opening soon!

Mont Rochelle is such a stunning place. We were able to look at some of the family lodgings and it was just gorgeous. They're doing some major renovations now, so I can't wait to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Judesworld
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mont Rochelle is such a stunning place. We were able to look at some of the family lodgings and it was just gorgeous. They're doing some major renovations now, so I can't wait to go back and see the finished work. It a peaceful, lovely place and I'm sure it will be fantastic when It;s completed.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your looking off the beaten track for something to do and nature and beauty really is appreciated by you - This is a must do.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Easy to get to. informative friendly Rangers, well signed walks with a variety of lengths and difficulty. Good wildlife. Very enjoyable.

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Thank Richard K
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

We went for an easy walk as it was very hot . The guide at the entrance was super helpful in telling us where we should go. The views over Franschhoek and surrounding area are out of this world. Wear walking shoes and bring enough water.

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2 Thank Theresa K
Telford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Once we found the right access road to the car park the reserve was well worth the vist. We did the Wineland short walk (3kms) due to the hot weather and there were welcome cool breezes. Very helpful man at the office and the path very easy to follow. Would go again in cooler weather

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1 Thank Jane K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Each year a network of hikers attempt to view the snow from this reserve. The car park provides safe parking and the hike to the view point is accessible. Pack an anorak, water, a hat and sunscreen as well as some snacks. And afterwards the country town of Franschhoek beckons with its plethora of restaurants and bistros. Ideal for those... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We took the Uitkyk Trail, which was about 5.5 miles / 9 km. We took 4.5 hours to do it, but that includes frequent stops to enjoy the scenery and about 45 minutes at the top to eat lunch. The trail will be easy enough for anyone with moderate fitness, and sturdy running shoes were adequate -- no hiking boots... More 

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France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

A must if you're interested in nature. This time of year, December, is still good for photographing the indigenous plants. I spotted some beautiful orchids. Truly beautiful!

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

The walk starts of with a short climb to Breakfast Rock. From here on it levels of and leads gently upwards with numerous flowers and beautiful honeybirds in the foreground and a beautiful crag-flanked valley leading up to the lookout. It took us four hours without hurrying and was an absolute highlight of the holiday.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Excellent hiking on well maintained trails. Friendly and helpful staff at hut where you purchase entry permit. Expansive views from Du Toits peak. Take water with you. Excellent.

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