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Hoy's Koppie

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Magnolia Street, Hermanus, Overstrand, South Africa
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Easy climb

This spot does give a good view of Hermanus. Funny how Sir William Hoy, responsible for so much of... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
SimplyFred
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Top of the town!

Like other reviewers, I found this a great afternoon hike...just under an hour going up. The path... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Celtic-Wanderer
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SCOTLAND
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Magnolia Street, Hermanus, Overstrand, South Africa
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"easy climb"
in 8 reviews
"wheelchair access"
in 3 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 3 reviews
"small hill"
in 2 reviews
"nice short walk"
in 2 reviews
"great view of the town"
in 2 reviews
"wooden walkway"
in 2 reviews
"keeping an eye"
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"eye view"
in 2 reviews
"wear walking shoes"
in 2 reviews
"walker bay"
in 8 reviews
"contour path"
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"interesting information"
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"watching whales"
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"hermanus town"
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"bot river"
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"safe parking"
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This spot does give a good view of Hermanus. Funny how Sir William Hoy, responsible for so much of SA railways managed to stop the train coming To Hermanus. Probably just as well, and thankfully Hermanus has remained its scale and character.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Like other reviewers, I found this a great afternoon hike...just under an hour going up. The path is a bit uneven in places, and a walking pole/stick might be helpful to steady you up and down. I was fortunate that the security guard was just...More

Thank Celtic-Wanderer
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

A steep but manageable climb in Central Hermanus. Try it on a clear day...terrific views. Sadly the plaques for Sir Wlliam Hoy and his wife have been "removed"... We climb each year hoping that they will have been replaced....It is worth the effort.

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

What a lovely experience walking up the koppie, sitting watching whales in the distance and enjoying the peace and tranquility with the bustling town below. I would recommend it any day. there are a guard on duty. Not with you all the time, but at...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Best view over the whole of Hermanus apart from mountain drive. A must for tourists and locals alike.

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

An excellent walk up a marked path and sometimes wooden walkway, up to the top of the Koppie overlooking Hermanus. We all enjoyed it although there were a lot of stairs and it was quite steep in places. None of us are really fit but...More

Thank Catherine040
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Parking available at the bottom of the hill and from there its only really a 10/15 minute walk up, a little bit of trial but mainly stairs. Gives some lovely views over Hermanus and helps you get a bit of perspective on the towns size....More

Thank JoshDeee
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

When we viewed this hill from the base, my heart sank as I knew that, for me, it would be uphill all the way!! My husband came up with a less strenuous alternative... we drove out on the road to Bot River, but took a...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

For tourists this is a must. If your hotel or guest house is in the CBD, then you can walk to Hoy's Koppie. From there you have beautiful views and sunsets. There is safe parking should you come by car. It is best to wear...More

Thank elsabejansevanrensbu
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Great morning stroll within the town of Hermanus. The walk is an easy stroll on clearly marked route and boardwalk. At the top you have a great view of the town Hermanus as well as the bay area.

Thank 148leons
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Jandré d
3 April 2017|
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Response from postscript65 | Reviewed this property |
A leisurely 10-15 minutes
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Kate H
25 January 2017|
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Response from eedenspies | Reviewed this property |
I do think it is quite save to start walking from East Cliff Spar on the sea paths up to Grotto beach. It is a very nice walk with a beautiful view.
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