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Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

  • 4.5

  • from 960 Google reviews

A large mountain in the background
A large mountain in the background

About the garden

This nature reserve lies in the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains, about 90km south-east of Cape Town. The 70 000-hectare reserve stretches from Elgin in the south to beyond Villiersdorp in the north, and from the Stellenbosch Mountains in the west, eastwards to the Groenland Mountains, and is a World Heritage Site.

The rocky mountains, bright wildflowers and still natural pools make the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve perfect for challenging hikes, pulse-racing kloofing and the new Cape Canopy Tour zipline adventure.

Opening times

Office Hours | 07h30 to 16h00

Useful details

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site




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Google reviews

  • 4.5

  • from 960 Google reviews

Edwin De Swardt

2 months ago


Where would we be without this place? Not here. What a loss it would be. Best kloofing around Cape Town and has a few multi-day hikes available with drinking water streams along the way.

Marcelle Armstrong

3 months ago


Went there to zipline with Cape canopy tours. Mountains are majestic, truly amazing. Book a trail and an overnight hut...won't be disappointed. Rugged though, be prepared.

Thomas Shields

in the last week


Good scenic views all around.

Christo Thurston

4 months ago


God used this scenic place as his playground

Riaan Swati

4 months ago


Beautiful scenery 🌼. Nice peaks and wonderful streams at your feet. Had much trouble navigating through the hike route due to lack of indicating signs.

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+27 (0)28 841 4301/02

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