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“Best hike in South Africa”

Robberg Nature Reserve
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$659.68*
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4-Day Garden Route Experience with Ostrich Farm from Cape Town
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Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews I got a little insecure about hiking the trails at Robberg nature reserve as I'm six months pregnant and afraid (terrified) of heights, but we decided to go anyway and I'm so glad that we did as it was such a beautiful hike! We did the medium length trail and I felt safe the whole trip. The views are stunning! This hike is also not too exhausting. Don't forget to enquire about the tides though and enjoy!

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Robberg Nature Reserve is one of the most amazing places I have visited. We took the 2 hour hike at 4pm, when it was cooler and met four people along the way. So to have this place practically to yourself is great. Set off from the car park, facing Plettenberg, then you will end up walking down the sand dunes, into a beautiful deserted beach, just breath taking.

Thank Sarah L
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Robberg Nature Reserve offers some of the most stunning views in an area which is completely unspoiled and retaining outstanding natural beauty. It is important to follow the signs indicating the walkways which are, for the most part, adequately positioned.

This is not a walk for those who are seriously unfit or who suffer serious vertigo. Having said that, I am 61 years old, weigh rather more than I should and have a moderate intolerance to heights. Having said that, I thoroughly enjoyed the hike with only a few nervous moments. You do need to wear proper walking shoes or very robust trainers. Taking at least a litre of water with you is essential for the half way trip, more if you are going all the way to the point and back. Take a compact camera with you and a pair of binoculars but other than these, you do not want to be carrying any more than you absolutely have to: you will need both your hands for parts of the hike where some climbing is necessary. This is not a walk for young children: awareness of danger and being sensible are pre-requisites for this hike.

I would strongly advise taking the clockwise route, which bears off to the left after the car park. The reason is that, at the midway point, there are steep dunes of soft sand which are easy enough to descend, but to ascend would be another matter entirely.

We did half of the peninsular, turning at the midway point. There is a warning sign advising you not to proceed to the end of the peninsular unless you have reached the half way point by 14:00. Looking at other TA reviews, this advice should be taken very seriously.

The views of the sea, beaches, dunes, rocks, seals, flora and fauna are among the wonderful spectacles that you will marvel at. The hike leaves you feeling invigorated.

This is justifiably the #1 attraction in the area.

2  Thank RickyCafe
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

40 rand each to get in, I believe. Well worth it.
Whales (few humpbacks) and dolphins offshore. Fur seals and a single elephant seal on the rocks below. We were told that sharks can be seen but not on the day we were there.
Plenty of bird life - including numerous Sunbirds. Rodents. The geology of the place is amazing.
And a good scenic walk. But take your time and observe. Masses to see.

Thank DavidofDevon
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

What a fabulous place. Make sure you have plenty of space on your memory card because you will take lots of photos. We loved it so much we took 3 1/2 hours to do the 2 hour walk.

Thank jenfer506
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