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.
Tours To Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve
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Duration: 4 to 6 minutes
Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve Reviews
We took the short route that takes in valley views. Steep up and down sections (a short ladder at one point) with beautiful views. Marked down only because a couple of key signposts would be... more »
If you are a keen hiker and enjoy out of this world views Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve is a must. Forget overcrowded Table Mountain and enjoy the quiet surrounds of one of the most beautiful areas... 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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