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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

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Address: Lambrechts Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: 21 876 2861
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A hike in the French Alps

Important to have R40 each in cash for entry permit. A fenced safe environment. We hiked for 14km on some well marked trails, worth having a map ( you can copy on your phone the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Dermot F
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Important to have R40 each in cash for entry permit. A fenced safe environment. We hiked for 14km on some well marked trails, worth having a map ( you can copy on your phone the one at the gate) as a fire has destroyed some markers. Stunning views and easy to strenuous hikes, not a walk you need hiking boots... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had a few hours so did one of the shorter routes to breakfast point via a beautiful view spot. Will be back for more! Make sure you take R40 cash for entry to the reserve

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Thank Sarah L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great walks for families with young children, although the path can be steep and slippery in some places. We did the 3km long round trip walk in two hours. No shade but worth the walk to the viewpoint overlooking the pass and valley in a safe environment. Toilet facilities only at the gate with safe parking. Tickets bought at the... More 

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Thank Jowies
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make this a part of your trip to Franschhoek. There is a manned car park and information hut at the main entrance (get a permit in the TI Office in Franschhoek) - the trails are challenging so ensure you wear decent walking shoes but the views are beautiful.

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Thank Mary R
Haslemere, England, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Easy to hard walks throughout the reserve. Well worth a trip. Passes available from Tourist Info in Franschoek.

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Thank Louisa M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We did the short hike to Breakfast Rock and Uityk which is about 3km one way. The permit cost R40 per adult. The paths are well maintained and easy to follow. The rangers were good in advising us which route to take based on available time. Our walk started out on a warm winter's morning and then suddenly the mists... More 

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Thank ecsonza
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

This is a great place to revisit as the amount of walks is endless. One of the amazing things being that you will hardly come across other human beings and can enjoy pure nature

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Thank Karin K
Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

If you are in the area visit here for the most amazing views. You can choose from a hike to a short walk to Breakfast rock.

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Thank Jane E
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

We went up to Mt Rochelle and did the trail to Breakfast Rock and added the Vista loop. We were impressed with the outstanding condition of the trail, the pristine surroundings and the very kind Patrick guarding the gate.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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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