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Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

A view of the Hottentots Holland Mountains near Somerset West

Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

The Hottentots Holland Mountains is a very popular hiking area with spectacular views across the Cape Winelands and as far as the Cape Peninsula.

The terrain is generally very rugged. Slopes tend to be steep and the rocky surface demands a good pair of hiking boots.

The Palmiet Trail is a 6 km (2 hours) circular route is a very easy walk and suitable for young children and the elderly.

The 22 km Groenlandberg Trail is a fairly challenging trail that should takes approximately 7 hours.

The Boland Hiking Trail has two overnight huts within the reserves boundaries - the Landdroskop hut and the Boesmanskloof hut. Huts are provided with bunks, mattresses and water. Several overnight hiking routes can be undertaken that vary in length from two to three days.

The Hottentots Holland MTB trail is an easy circular route that meanders through the plantations and fynbos surrounding the parking lot by the park's office. This trail is fairly flat and suitable for all cyclists.

The Sir Lowry's Pass 4x4 Route is a 20 km moderately challenging route that winds its way up from the pass , through mountain fynbos and finally into the plantation near the office.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT HOTTENTOTS HOLLAND NATURE RESERVE:
- hiking trails
- kloofing
- 4x4 trails
- mountain biking

SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Vegetation: fynbos
Mammals: grey rhebuck, klipspringer, common duiker and grysbok, leopard
Birdlife: 100 recorded bird species

DIRECTIONS TO HOTTENTOTS HOLLAND NATURE RESERVE:
at Nuweberg, along the Viljoen's Pass between Grabouw and Villiersdorp
 

 

 

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Lalapanzi Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Somerset West

12.9km South West of center of Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

On a private 600 acre estate at the foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountain with outstanding views of False bay and Cape Point, Lalapanzi Lodge offers exclusive accommodation. This stylish vineyard retreat is the perfect place to unwind or use as a base.

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La Petite Dauphine

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Franschhoek

14.3km North of center of Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

La Petite Dauphine is a picturesque estate set amongst vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards. This historic working farm offers superior accommodation. Suites are superbly decorated with views over vineyards and the Franschhoek Mountains...

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Kierie Kwaak

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

14.4km West of center of Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

The Kierie Kwaak Self Catering cottages are situated 4 km outside Stellenbosch on a farm in the beautiful, rustic Jonkershoek valley, which forms part of a World Heritage area.

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Le Ballon Rouge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Franschhoek

15.8km North of center of Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

Le Ballon Rouge offers 9 stylish and individually decorated rooms an one "owners suite". The former loft has been turned into 2 penthouse suites with the most incredible views of the Franschhoek mountains. Furthermore a private deck was added to ...

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Centre-Ville Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Franschhoek

15.8km North of center of Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

Centre-Ville Guest House is situated in the heart of Franschhoek. This Victorian beauty was built in 1905. Now fully renovated, without losing the old world charm, this homestead is one of the gems of the Valley...

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13 Vines

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Somerset West

16.0km South West of center of Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

13 Vines offers a choice of two spacious homes on a 13-hectare grape and olive-growing farm. It has a wonderful country feel but is only 2 km from a world-class shopping centre and 4 km from a renowned medical facility.

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2 Quatre Saisons

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Franschhoek

16.0km North of center of Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

Nestled in the Franschhoek Valley, surrounded by majestic mountains, this little gem of a town, has it all, renowned restaurants, picturesque wine estates, art galleries and stunning golf courses. This secure self catering townhouse has a relaxing and mod

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Petit & Grande Plaisir

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Franschhoek

16.4km North of center of Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

Petit & Grande Plaisir self-catering cottages lies in the quaint little town of Franschhoek, a fine wine and dining hotspot and one of South Africa's truly beautiful localities. There is so much to see and do, that it's best if you don't rush your stay...

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Zorgvliet Wines Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

16.5km North West of center of Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

Zorgvliet's warm and welcoming country lodge caters for the needs of every individual with exceptional attention to detail. This lodge offers guests an opportunity to truly experience the unique personality of the Stellenbosch winelands, from serv...

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Lavender Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Grabouw

16.5km South East of center of Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Lavender Cottages, less than an hour from Cape Town. Lavender Cottages are set amongst apple orchards offering spectacular views of the Elgin Valley, famous not only for its fruit, but also for its beautiful gardens

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