Phillipskop Mountain Reserve

Phillipskop Mountain Reserve

Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
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Nature & Wildlife AreasHiking TrailsNature & Wildlife ToursScenic Walking Areas
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Phillipskop Mountain Reserve protects 246ha of beautiful fynbos on the slopes of the Klein River Mountains. It is also home to Phillipskop Cave, an important local heritage site due to the presence of rock art - the only recorded rock art on the Cape Whale Coast. There are a range of hiking trails for all abilities leading to a small waterfall, the peak of Phillipskop itself, interesting rock formations, such as the David and Goliath Rock Stacks, as well as lots of magnificent views. The trails can be combined into longer circular routes. The reserve is open to those staying in the accommodation. Alternatively, day visitors can book a guided walk or purchase an annual permit.
Stanford, South Africa
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MzansiExplorerGirl🇿🇦
Cape Town Central, South Africa115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I stayed here with my 5 year old son for 3 nights.

The cottage was clean, spacious and had everything we needed. We enjoyed using the braai (bbq) facility.

It was magical watching the sunrise over the mountains. Peaceful and serene experience on the reserve.

There is so much for your young children to do and explore. I love that there was no TV as nature offered the perfect entertainment

I highly recommend this place.
Written 28 March 2024
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Riaan
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Just such an amazing view of our Cape Floral right out of the bedroom window. The hikes are extremely safe and to sit and enjoy nature around you on Philipskop is a special gem for our Hermanus locals.
Written 13 September 2022
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ecsonza
Cape Town, South Africa1 779 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
We stayed 2 nights in the reserve. Our cottage Restio had views all round.The cottage is surprisingly very well insulated and we didn't feel the cold winter nights. Safe and stunning hikes, beautiful flora. Interesting San Rock Art. Rock Stacks David & Goliath was awesome. We did use walking sticks as some of the paths are steep with loose rocks. Love the quiet surrounds and the prolific bird life. Wake up to see the sunrise, you might catch that glorious red one like we did.
Written 13 June 2021
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Roland Schuhbauer
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
Very basic accommodation, broken toilet seat, unacceptable toilet brush, general disappointment re the hygiene.
Written 4 April 2021
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Beth CPT
25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
A group of friends with young children rented all 5 of the cabins. The location was beautiful with tons of hiking options. The new pool really made our stay. We had a wonderful weekend. One word of caution- you are out in nature. Our cabin had lots of ants and a few spiders, so be warned. Overall it was a great weekend trip from Cape Town.
Written 16 February 2021
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Joel C
Cape Town Central, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
Our hike up to Phillipskop peak through pristine fynbos on clear trails was rewarded with amazing views.

What a fantastic suprise to see the dramatic valley below as you cross the saddle... The cave with Khoisan rock art was easy to spot thanks to the informative notice board.

The appeal of this place is the unspoilt pristine wilderness and plenty of points of interest.

We'll definitely be back!
Written 5 January 2021
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Surfking
Observatory, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This property is home to a few hundred different species of plants which makes it very special indeed. We loved it; managed to get the 7 year old to get to the Peak at the back - a fantastic view I am sure (when not covered in mist!) ; he spotted the Black Eagle too. We will definitely be back.
Written 4 August 2020
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Antoinette Huyssen
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Everything about our first stay at Phillipskop exceeded our expectations. The stunning fynbos, the well kept trails, the bird life (fish eagles, Verreaux's eagles and sugarbirds etc) and the wonderful, spacious accommodation. We can't wait to return to see other seasons' flowers. It's perfect for nature lovers, those who want to escape the city and not have to drive too far, for hikers and families that need space. This was a perfect first wedding anniversary holiday for us!
Written 13 July 2020
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Judithgonsalves1
Reigate, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is definitely one to do in Stanford if you like to get (safely) close up to the the flora and fauna in this wonderful part of the world. Our guide, Chris is so knowledgeable, interesting, kind and thoughtful. Highly recommended as a lovely experience for all.
Written 14 February 2020
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Thanks Judith, it was great to meet you both and your excitement at what we saw along the way (even the spiders) made it all the more worthwhile.
Written 25 February 2020
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stevendawson
Cape Town14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We stayed at Phillipskop for a long weekend as a wine club and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hikes were great, the chalets were comfortable and the environment was absolutely beautiful. A real treat.
Written 9 December 2019
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