Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

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Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve
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Kevin H
Lincoln, UK11 contributions
Visited with my wife and daughter to do the day hike (Palmiet). To do this we travelled one hour from Hermanus. We had to purchase 3 permits at the reception total 150 rand. As we left the car park there was one sign to the trail and that was it. Nothing else. We had no idea which way to go. We later found out that the trial is basically an out and back walk up a dirt road which leads to the zip lining attraction. What a complete waste of time. There are endless dirt roads between Hermanus and this ‘nature reserve’ we could have walked along free of charge. Really disappointing although I hear the zip lining is good.
Written 15 February 2020
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865denise
Pinelands, South Africa3 contributions
On going for a walk in the HH Nature reserve I was surprised at how nature had fought back after the fires and there was evidence of new shoots in trees and new seedlings popping up.
Written 6 March 2018
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Natalia B
Johannesburg, South Africa232 contributions
Couples
I enjoyed a lovely day in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, ziplining from mountain to mountain! The scenery is gorgeous, and it's a fun activity no matter the weather. The hiking trails looked incredible, and I would definitely go back to try them out!
Written 23 April 2017
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Matthew H
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania50 contributions
Friends
Check out the review on suicide gorge, the best hike in South Africa. Hiking down a gorge jumping off waterfall after waterfall.
Written 17 January 2017
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Louwtjie S
2 contributions
Couples
you do not get to experience the beauty of the park by doing the only day hike. You are mostly confined to the large dirt road that is used by the zip-line people. When you finally get onto a small foot path into the mountains it is great but do not last long. The park can easily increase the number of day hikes and lay them out so that the potential of the park is realised. Will go back for the zip-lines.
Written 28 December 2016
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travelspirit396
Somerset West, South Africa3 contributions
The Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve hosts an array of experiences from zip-lining to kloofing. It has a beautiful landscape and has breathtaking views. Our party took the suicide gorge route, which was an experience I would recommend to any thrill seeker. This route takes you through a series of waterfalls and pools (which you have to jump from) the highest of which is 14 m. Suicide gorge is definitely not for the faint of heart, the unfit or those afraid of heights. Though honestly this was an experience I will never forget.
Written 14 March 2016
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youke_worldwide
Singapore4 791 contributions
Family
From Sir Lowry's Pass the road goes up through Hottenthot Mountain and the Natural Reserve. This was just the most beautiful scenic drive. We had passed by the Hottenthot Mountain twice and this time it was completely spell-bounding because of a natural phenomenon. The clouds were pouring over the mountain like snow! We had seen something similar over Table Mountain but today it was just the volume of cloud pouring over and it was continuously moving over- it was beautiful. On the mountaintop, I can look out at the ocean and sun-setting and the wineyards below. 
Written 28 December 2015
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graham e
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa321 contributions
Solo
En route to Cape Town I called the telephone number given on the Internet
A very friendly lady explained exactly how to get there.
The following morning I arrived at 8am and was delighted by great service at reception
Numerous youngsters were checking in to do the Kloofing at Suicide Gorge
I was directed to the parking lot and went to the start of the zip line/kloofing office
What friendly and informative people work there
Had a snack at the make shift restaurant and heed off on the Palmiet walk towards suicide gorge
The trip can be seen only as an aperitif fir more to come
This is a World Heritage Site and there is definitely a need to spend far more time there
Slack Packing is on offer and we will investigate further
I walked to the rock pools and enjoyed wonderful FYNBOS insects and birds
It started to get hot and I was lucky to get a lift pack from a Driver working for the kloofing operation
He excitedly told me exactly where I needed to go to find the Mimetes
I hope to do this next week as they are in full flower
Written 11 December 2015
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cape town37 contributions
I did the Zip line on Monday 23 March 2015...most majestic experience ever. The weather was perfect and the tour guides superb. Clinton, Jeff and Charlton made us feel like friends instead of guests. The springbok pie afterward was unfinishable. Never in my life did I enjoy a pie like that. Thank you staff of Cape Canopy Tour for your hospitality and professionalism. Much appreciated. I hope that their tour will grow from strenght to strenght. The only add on I suggest is taking of photos and perhaps one video to include in cost.
Written 30 March 2015
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Zambezikid
South Africa285 contributions
Couples
Had a terrific walk from Nuweberg to Boesmanskloof Hut (8.5 hrs) via Palmiet Trail. It was long but stunning, especially the views from Pufaddernek down to the hut, which must be 600m below and 2 hrs away. Lots of proteas and sunbirds. Trail could be better marked though since one doesn't want to get lost so far from civilisation.

Walked back the next day via Orchard Route, which was crap - just views over a farm; dunno why the nature reserve offer this cos it has little to do with wilderness and nature.

The hut was very basic - just bunk beds with mattresses in a wooden hut, and 2 water tanks; that's it! Would be nice if they had a shower at least.

The office looked after some of my belongings cos it seems they have had security incidents in the car park recently.
Written 7 February 2015
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