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Illeana F wrote a review 06 Jan
Johannesburg, South Africa25 contributions3 helpful votes
Scenic hiking area. Well marked trails. There is no shop, so bring all water / snacks for the day outing. Toilets are temporary structures. Walking trails are fairly quiet. Budget friendly. Kids are free.
Date of experience: December 2020
nicpoole wrote a review Aug 2020
Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa56 contributions12 helpful votes
Pristine nature, beautiful flowers and fynbos and the most incredible views. The trails are in good condition. Some of them are quite steep but they do zigzag. The views are incredible and well worth it. You will feel exhilarated afterwards. And look out for Lion’s Head in the distance! Amazing. …
Date of experience: August 2020
John M wrote a review Mar 2020
Woking, United Kingdom5 contributions
Fantastic reserve, the view of Franschoek is well worth the climb, parking is easy but no toilet facilities.
Date of experience: March 2020
EatingEgg wrote a review Feb 2020
Stockholm, Sweden27 contributions3 helpful votes
As we found Franschoek being ’the Orlando of S Africa’, it was nice to escape into the nature. A lovely 4h hike with fantastic scenery. Great to get the winebelly moving..
Date of experience: February 2020
Shirley S wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
We visited in December 2019 and we passed just two other people all day. We bought passes in the tourist office in Franschhoek (the hut was closed when we arrived) and bought a map of the different trails. It's very well signposted throughout though. We walked the Perdekop Trail which was a great walk with fantastic views. The only issue we had is that we didn't think following the map route (clockwise) was a sensible idea. The hardest part of the walk is the descent. W'd have preferred a hard ascent at the start of a walk rather than a hard descent at the end of it (and, as it was later in the day, it was much hotter). It would have been a much easier descent back to the car park going the other way. Also, heed the advice - take lots of water, bring a hat and lots of sunscreen - there's no shelter. We took a litre each which wasn't enough. We topped up in a mountain stream - but I wouldn't rely on it if doing one of the longer walks.…
Date of experience: December 2019