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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

  • 4.6

  • from 1196 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.

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Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site



Cape Winelands, 7690

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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 1196 Google reviews

Vani Pather

3 weeks ago


These trails are breathtaking. Awesome views of the town below and the hills and mountains around. Trail is a little steep at certain parts so be prepared to be winded. Choice of a few trail options to suit your fitness/bravery level.

Niko Wezna

a month 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

Hannah Markham

3 weeks ago


A really beautiful hiking spot. With incredible views at the top! The area is pristine, the trails are well marked and more or less easy going. I did the uitkyk - manganese- dutoitskop trail. It took approximately 3h30 including a stop for snacks. It’s extremely steep! So if we didn’t stop, it’d have taken approximately 3 hours. For the less fit person I’d add on at least an extra hour. Some sections are extremely rocky and you need good shoes for grip. And pack a water bottle. Payment is R50pp. You can go earlier than their opening times and just pay when you come back down, otherwise you can pay online on web tickets.

Neels van Wyk

5 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

4 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.

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+27 (0)83 270 7291

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