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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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Sleeps: 19 in 4 units/rooms

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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Sleeps: 10 in 4 units/rooms

22 Van Wijk Street Tourist Accommodation

Room Only / Limited Self Catering Accommodation in Franschhoek

15.7km North of center of Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

22 Van Wijk Street Tourism Accommodation provides room only accommodation in Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands and Breede River region in the Western Cape. Four lovely rooms in a pre-1910 house right in the center of Franschhoek. Two Double bed rooms, a D

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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 Guest House offers bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands and Breede River Valley region in the Western Cape. Le Ballon Rouge offers 9 stylish and individually decorated rooms an one "owners suite

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Sleeps: 20 in 3 units/rooms

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 self catering accommodation in the Sir Lowry's Pass area, midway between Strand and Somerset West, Cape Town. Chose from two spacious homes on a 13-hectare grape and olive-growing farm. It has a wonderful country feel but is only 2 km from

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Sleeps: 36 in 14 units/rooms
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Zorgvliet Wines Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

16.0km 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 & Libertas House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Grabouw

16.5km South East of center of Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

Experience self catering heaven in the heart of the Elgin Valley near Grabouw in the Overberg / Whale Coast region. We offer 3 cottages and a farmhouse, all on a self catering basis, set amongst orchards, offering spectacular views of the Elgin Valley, re

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Sleeps: 12 in 6 units/rooms
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Stellenboschfontein

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

16.5km West of center of Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

Stellenboschfontein is a farm situated on the foothill of Stellenbosch Mountain with a fresh water spring, overlooking the Blaauwklippen Valley with breathtaking views. Stellenboschfontein offers 5 self catering units

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Sleeps: 4 in 2 units/rooms

Cheverells Farm Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Grabouw

16.8km South East of center of Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

Cheverells Farm Cottages offers self catering accommodation in the heart of the Elgin Valley near Grabouw in the Overberg / Whale Coast region. Cheverells Farm Cottages are two self catering cottages set in the Orchards on a working Apple and Pear Farm in

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Heuwelsig Cottages & Auto Home camping plots

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Franschhoek

16.9km North of center of Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

Heuwelsig Cottages is situated on a working wine farm, surrounded by lush vineyard, orchards and scenic landscapes, just 5 km from the well-known village of Franschhoek, about an hours drive from Cape Town.

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