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Kogelberg Nature Reserve

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Address: Keinmond | Hermanus, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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0027 861 227 362 8873

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Fabulous location, comfortable cottages, in need of some maintenance

The Kogelberg reserve is a must visit. We stayed for 3 nights with a group of friends having booked all 5 cabins. When you book all the cabins, you also get the use of the... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

The Kogelberg reserve is a must visit. We stayed for 3 nights with a group of friends having booked all 5 cabins. When you book all the cabins, you also get the use of the conference room, which makes meals and braais for a large group easy, though the braai areas at the cottages are probably nicer. The cabins have... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I've been going every year and so I have noticed the deterioration over time. Their waste management needs to improve considerably. There were an incredible amount of flies this year! Whether this is from the compost toilets or the lack of collection of bins from the cottages, I do not know. we were also told that there are no separate... More 

Thank Simisha P
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

gorgeous, pristine nature reserve. recommended if you want to hike and cycle in a remote place offering great views

Thank KristinMW
Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Really nice hike from Kogelberg to Harold Porter Botanical Gardens in Betty's Bay. Need to have two cars ideally one at each side. Have to walk from Kogelberg side. Did the hike with 3 kids ages 10-13 with no problems. Beautiful forest(Oudebos) in the valley walking up from Kogelberg. Took just over 3 hours, very steep section half way down... More 

Thank GS1200Adventure
Noordhoek, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This reserve close to Betty's Bay (not Franschoek) is a must-see. We walked the Palmiet river trail with our three kids (8, 6 and 3) and loved it. The trail is beautiful with fynbos that will take your breath away. If you walk on the little walking trail there and back, it will be 14km. If you walk back on... More 

Thank Tortues
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Off the grid for a few days. We were party of 7 who rented two beautiful Eco cabins recently; these were quite different from each other in that ours had the bedrooms & bathrooms set apart from the kitchen, lounge and dining area with great outdoor braai area separating the two buildings. The weather was superb, so this was not... More 

Thank Helen H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at Kogelberg. We stayed in the Oudebosch Eco Cabins which were awesome! The cabins were fantastic, the views and hiking trails were spectacular and everything was exceptionally clean and well kept. I don't really know what I expected, but this exceeded my expectations. Can't wait to go back! My only criticism would be the long-drop... More 

1 Thank ruanswi
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

I am not sure why the listing is listed as Franschhoek: it is more than an hours drive from Franschhoek. The Nature reserve is in Kleinmond (not Keinmond) which is Hermanus area. The walk is beautiful once we had found the right location.

1 Thank Choccywoccydooda
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

My sister, brother in law, my grown up son & I went for an amazing hike to a lovely little beach 2hrs in to the hike The hike is not at all treacherous but may be a bit tricky for some as a little scramble over a few rocks- but only a few... The walk is certainly not a boring... More 

1 Thank FionaHDavies
Darlington UK
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

My second walk this year with The Fynbos Guy. Once again, Dominic did not fail to impress with his knowledge. He suggested that I would enjoy the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, and he wasn’t wrong. Advertised as ‘isolated and unspoilt’, I definitely agree. Talk about an exclusive walk, we had the whole place to ourselves during our 24km hike. And with... More 

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