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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

  • 4.6

  • from 1252 Google reviews

About the garden

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 1252 Google reviews

Niko Wezna

6 months ago


All round multiple sites to view and enjoy. The place is not crowded and is just meant for a wonderful weekend away from the city

Andrew Massyn

in the last week


Well managed provincial reserve. As at June 2022, the entrance fee is R70. Several walks to choose from ranging from easy to moderately difficult (no rock climbing, but a steep and rocky path on the Paardeberg route). Nice fynbos, good views.

Neels van Wyk

11 months ago


Great hike with excellent views but a bit challenging at times! We did the 6.8 km Uitkyk trail. Highly recommended if one wants to get in touch with nature!

Linda Lawrie

9 months ago


It is a priviledge to be able to watch the African Penguin at such close quarters. The conservation society has done a good job.


10 months ago


Will go there all the time it's a very relaxing atmosphere. Loved it

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+27 (0)83 270 7291

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