Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, Franschhoek

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Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
With views of the Franschhoek Valley set against the backdrop of the namesake mountains, Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve serves as a part of the World Heritage biosphere reserve. The reserve offers over 30 km (19 mi) of well-maintained hiking trails leading through diverse wildlife amidst fynbos proteas, pincushions, ericas, and restios. You'll observe scenic fields and villages from the trails take in views of mist-covered peaks. Spanning 1,759 hectares (4,346 acres), the reserve features a number of streams that are overlooked by the 1,575 m (5,176 ft) high Perdekop peak. Put Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve into our Franschhoek trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Franschhoek.
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  • I have done the Dutoiskop and Uitkyk trail. Both fantastic although Dutoitskop more challenging. Uitkyk view is wonderful - an absolute must!  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Stunning hiking terrain. Amazing vistas. Just take care of weather. It can become berg not in summer and there's not many shady spots in the reserve.
  • This little known gem really took us by surprise! We had a great hike, with beautiful views and interesting terrain. It is 50rand a person to enter. It took us three hours to do the steepest hike and wrap around to meet the Utikye route. Highly recommend if you want to take a break from wine tasting.
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