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Named after a Scottish man who frequently hiked the hills, Hoy's Koppie features sloping, rocky areas that descend into fynbos that provide good hiking. The namesake was buried with his wife at the highest point of the hills, and the Koppie has several trails leading to the top. From there, you'll see views of the town, the nearby mountains, and the bay. Explore the cave that's estimated to be between 250,000 and 50,000 years old. Use our Hermanus trip planner to visit Hoy's Koppie on your trip to Hermanus, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Hoy's Koppie Reviews
The history of this koppie speaks to the very origins of life in southern Africa, which makes it a) incredibly special; and b) a great experiential education tool for young southern African children..... more »
Up at the crack of dawn and up to the top to enjoy great views of Hermanus. A short and easy climb leading to panoramic views out across a Walker Bay. more »
Vary cool. Easy climb.
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