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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

  • 4.6

  • from 1337 Google reviews

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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve is situated in the Franschhoek Mountains and is part of the UNESCO declared Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve. The spectacular views of the Franschhoek Valley and the rich diversity of plant life can be enjoyed from safe, well-maintain hiking trails of over 30 km.

Permits can be bought at the entrance to the reserve, online at webtickets or at select outlets in Franschhoek.

Opening times

Gates are always open.

Useful details

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site



Cape Winelands, 7690

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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 1337 Google reviews

TARRYN LEE Christians

4 months ago


Amazingly beautiful trail, I absolutely loved it, great leg workout! There are no restrooms, none of which I am aware of and dogs aren't allowed on these trails. We had a nice day, no sun really, this route however, is very exposed, there is literally no shade. I would definitely do it again, especially in colder months, as I got a glimpse of some snow! Absolutely loved it, it was the most amazing view ever & also very cold, something I wasn't prepared for.

Daneal Rorke

3 months ago


A beautiful, clean nature reserve with a wide range of trails to choose from. It's really nice that you can pay the entrance fee ahead of time online as well. One of the shorter walks, the Vista trail, offers a beautiful view of Franschoek. If you're lucky, you'll also get to see some of the baboons in the area!

Jorinda Coetzee

6 months ago


Would like to receive tail maps when you go hiking to keep with you. R20 more expensive than cape nature. It has beautiful surroundings and will definitely go again. Staff are friendly 🙂

janine scholtz

4 months ago


Morning Hike. Park trails are in good shape. According to website park opens at 7am, Gate Guard unfortunately a bit ride and said they open at 9. R70 entry fee. But well worth it to get away


5 months ago


One of the best places for MCC tasting. Beautiful views, setting, decor and interesting history to this wine farm. Cheese platter was good and not too badly priced at R175. Need to come back.

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