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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

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Address: Lambrechts Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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05:00 - 19:00
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Really interesting, good paths, do not miss it.

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charroux, France
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Charroux, France
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53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 so much in flower when we went there but still quite a lot and very... More 

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51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Philippe V
Almere, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 up on the Pass it was hot.

Thank AnsF1
Solihull, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 and cooling off at this time. We enjoyed it so much that we returned the... More 

Thank Tony L
Pyla, Cyprus
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 celebarted with a glass of champagne - what a perfect setting.

Thank 62garryw
Turnhout, Antwerpen, Belgium
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110 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Ottawa, Canada
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75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Firstly...we are in our early 60's...and for us the easy walk was quite a hike...so take that into account. We loved the hike through fynbos climbing up to see the spectacular views. The wind was blowing a gale and that made it both interesting and a bit more difficult. Strongly suggest running shoes or better footwear. It was definitely worth... More 

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Formby, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

My partner and I decided to have a 4 to 5 hour hike around this Reserve today. Even though the weather was hot at 34 degrees centigrade,on the mountain it was much cooler at about 24 degrees centigrade. There was also a lovely breeze blowing. Views were spectacular from the top and you could also see Table Mountain and Signal... More 

Thank reavley
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Did the same walk as last year and worth every minute of being out of breath to enjoy the stunning views. Just love the beautiful scenery, peace and quiet. You cannot beat it.

Thank Frank S

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