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Kogelberg Nature Reserve

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Address: Keinmond | Hermanus, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: 0027 861 227 362 8873
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Breathtakingly beautiful

This reserve close to Betty's Bay (not Franschoek) is a must-see. We walked the Palmiet river trail with our three kids (8, 6 and 3) and loved it. The trail is beautiful with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2016
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Noordhoek, South Africa
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Noordhoek, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

This reserve close to Betty's Bay (not Franschoek) is a must-see. We walked the Palmiet river trail with our three kids (8, 6 and 3) and loved it. The trail is beautiful with fynbos that will take your breath away. If you walk on the little walking trail there and back, it will be 14km. If you walk back on... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Off the grid for a few days. We were party of 7 who rented two beautiful Eco cabins recently; these were quite different from each other in that ours had the bedrooms & bathrooms set apart from the kitchen, lounge and dining area with great outdoor braai area separating the two buildings. The weather was superb, so this was not... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at Kogelberg. We stayed in the Oudebosch Eco Cabins which were awesome! The cabins were fantastic, the views and hiking trails were spectacular and everything was exceptionally clean and well kept. I don't really know what I expected, but this exceeded my expectations. Can't wait to go back! My only criticism would be the long-drop... More 

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I am not sure why the listing is listed as Franschhoek: it is more than an hours drive from Franschhoek. The Nature reserve is in Kleinmond (not Keinmond) which is Hermanus area. The walk is beautiful once we had found the right location.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

My sister, brother in law, my grown up son & I went for an amazing hike to a lovely little beach 2hrs in to the hike The hike is not at all treacherous but may be a bit tricky for some as a little scramble over a few rocks- but only a few... The walk is certainly not a boring... More 

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Darlington UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

My second walk this year with The Fynbos Guy. Once again, Dominic did not fail to impress with his knowledge. He suggested that I would enjoy the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, and he wasn’t wrong. Advertised as ‘isolated and unspoilt’, I definitely agree. Talk about an exclusive walk, we had the whole place to ourselves during our 24km hike. And with... More 

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malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Do visit this magical place. I went in early Dec, a bit late for the finest floral display but still something different to look at ever few steps. I followed the course of the Palmiet River on a hot Saturday. The walk was mostly level; we walked slowly for over three hours, so probably covered about 9 km in total.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

What a relaxing and rejuvenating 2 night stay we had to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed in Fire Lily and although the views weren't the best out of all the cabins, it was still an amazing break. We hiked up Leopard Gorge, did the Fogelberg Trail and ran up the Palmiet River. The cabins are well appointed and equipped and... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

A group of us - 5 adults and 10 teenagers went to Kogelberg on an overnight stay and 2 day hike. We hiked for 24 km over the two days. It was fantastic! Beautiful scenery, waterfalls and the Palmiet river next to us. It was too cold to swim in the river but I imagine it will be great to... More 

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Kommetjie, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

1 1/2 day in the Kogelenberg Biosphere Reserve felt like having been on vacation for a week. We hiked the 24 klm Kogelenberg trail and didn't meet any other hikers. Flowers everywhere, stunning views, a refreshing dive in the river and the most beautiful and comfortable chalets at the end made it a perfect day!

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