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Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

  • 4.5

  • from 986 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 986 Google reviews

Johann Luus

9 months ago


We went for a 4x4 trip and wow what an awesome place ! There was a rave ongoing and looked very chilled and super clean. We used the toilets and was pleasantly surprised! The 4x4 route and the area is breathtaking! I'm going back very soon! The two waterfalls is a must!

Seraaj Jaffer

4 months ago


Did the orchard overnight hiking trails. Good accommodation with well marked trails

Georges Younes

2 weeks ago


Coming from the hills, there are great views from the road of the valley below and the dam not too far in the distance.

Jammé-Lee Schroeder

3 years ago


Calming environment, the staff is very friendly at the reserve, relaxing place. It's definitely one for adventure and strength. Beautiful views, calming sound of nature. Overnight cottages also available. Great place to bring family or a group of friends on a weekend trip. Various animals at the reserve and it's breathtaking sunrise is something not to miss out on.


3 years ago


4 stars for the good upkeep of the reserve. Very helpful staff at the gate. With the recent rain we had, stunning views and awesome river flow. As for the day trail, 3 stars. A jeep track with no points of interest. Still enjoyed the morning. Thank you HHN Reserve.

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+27 (0)28 841 4301/02

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