The Franschhoek Valley is nestled between beautiful, dramatic mountains.

It’s the first thing you notice as you come into our valley!  Beautiful, majestic mountains!  It is the one thing all our visitors agree on.  Wine tastes may differ but the mountains have a tremendous impact on everyone.  Our Guided Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve Hikes show off their splendor at its best.

From a relatively easy (if a little steep) 2 hour ramble to more strenuous hikes, we have a trail to suit all abilities and fitness levels in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve.  Wonderful views, beautiful Fynbos (the smallest and most diverse Floral Kingdom in the world) and endemic bird life are all waiting to be enjoyed.

Your experienced guide will show you the way, point out animal tracks in the soft sandy areas, give you a brief history of the valley, identify birds and flowers as they are seen and on cold days, a mid-way stop for coffee is always enjoyed.  Plenty of photo ops of the valley spread out below you to be had, don’t forget your camera phone.

Feel on top of the world at the Vista Viewpoint.

Mont Rochelle Routes:

Uitkyk Trail:  Duration 3 – 4 hours  /  Difficulty:  Moderate  /  Distance: +- 6 km  /

Rate:  R700.00

Perdekraal Trail:  Duration:  6 – 7 hours  /  Difficulty:  Moderate  /  Distance:  +- 13km  /

Rate:  R  900.00

Vista Trail:  Duration:  2 hours  /  Difficulty:  Moderate  /  Distance:  +- 2.5km  /

Rate:  R 600.00

Du Toitskop Trail:  Duration:  5 hours  / Difficulty:  Moderate  /  Distance:  +-13km  /

Rate:  R800.00

Cat’s Path Trail:  Duration:  4 hours (one way)  /  Difficulty: Moderate  /  Distance:  11km (one way)

Rate:  R900.00

Rates include transport to the Nature Reserve and permits

What to bring:

  • Sun hat and sunscreen are always recommended
  • Water and snacks if required
  • Light wind jacket
  • Lightweight backpack
  • Camera

To book your own Majestic Mountain Hike, please get in touch: