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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

#12 of 59 things to do in Franschhoek Features Animals
Lambrechts Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2861
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Great hiking!

We hiked the uitkyk trail which was about 6.5-7km. The trail was great to hike, well marked and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Great walks

For those who want to do something different in Franschoek this is worth exploring. We did not see... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Lambrechts Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked the uitkyk trail which was about 6.5-7km. The trail was great to hike, well marked and easy to follow. It wasn't too tough and took us about 2-hours up and back. The views across franschoek were beautiful as was the scenery along the...More

Thank Courtsn
Reviewed 20 May 2017

For those who want to do something different in Franschoek this is worth exploring. We did not see the proteas in full bloom as wrong season but I imagine it will be beautiful when they are.

Thank GOBinSA
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Beautiful trails through wild fynbos country, rich in protea, also in baboons. Several paths for various ability levels. Probably the best place to get a bit of exercise when you are in Franschhoek. Small day-fee required, I think R40 per person.

Thank NovaOrbis
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Ww did the shortest route because we had a 3,6 and 7 year old with us. The 3 year old lead all the way to the top, she did need a bit of carrying o the way down. Wonderful views and fantastic plant life... not...More

Thank PoitouCharentesphoto
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Nice mountain hike with views over the Franschhoek valley and its vineyards. Definitely worth the pain

Thank Philippe V
Reviewed 4 April 2017

a lot of choice for hiking trips, not too easy, but specially the first parts of the trips are perfectly safe. Take a walking cane, to be sure against snakes ( we did not see 1 during our hike) and enough water, Even being high...More

Thank AnsF1
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Following a recommendation from Colin Atkins at Petit Paris, we did the Vista walk on the first evening that gave us great views over Franschhoek on our first night. This was a comparatively short and easy walk to the viewpoint at sunset. It was lovely...More

Thank Tony L
Reviewed 11 March 2017

There are a couple of circular walks which offer magnificent views, allow a couple of hours for the short routes and time to digest the views over Franschhoek. Our Christmas morning walk started in clouds and finished with bright sunshine at Breakfast rock where we...More

Thank 62garryw
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The views are breath taking whereever you look it s very beautifull. Some places where rather out of space looking because of the fires recently.

Thank Féetje V
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A beautiful nature reserve with views into the Franschhoek Valley. A good hike, not difficult but it takes a satisfying effort. Once at the Uitkyk there is the almost 360 degrees view into the next valley, with spectacular mountain tops and faces.

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