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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve Hiking - Vista Trail

Cape Town

Activity Description

Experience Franschhoek offer guided hiking adventures in the Franschhoek Mountains in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, the Berg River Conservation Area and at La Motte.

The Vista Hiking Trail is in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve and is an approximately 2 hour moderate hike of 2.5kms

Notes: If walked in an anti-clockwise direction this trail has a steep downhill slope.

The Vista Trail starts and ends at the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve main gate. This circular trail includes the Breakfast Rock Trail and a short section of the Du Toitskop Trail. Most hikers walk the Vista Trail in a clockwise direction.
The trail climbs about 275m to reach an elevation of 1028m above sea level.

Lion’s Head and Table Mountain can be seen through the Helshoogte gap between Simonsberg (right) and Groot Drakenstein Mountain (left) on a clear day.

Hikers have the opportunity to learn about the History of the town as well as interesting information on the indigenous Fauna and Flora of the Fynbos Biome.

Highlights include: Spectacular views, fresh drinkable mountain water and lifetime memories.

Return transport from Franschhoek Main Road is included.

Important: Basic Fitness, appropriate walking shoes/ clothes, suitable backpack and water is compulsory.

Arrangements

DurationOpen Ended
WhenTwice a day, 7 days a week. Morning and Afternoon. Times will vary depending on the season.
WhereMont Rochelle Nature Reserve, Franschhoek Mountain Pass Meet – Start at Expérience Franschhoek, 62 Huguenot Road (next to the Tourist Information Burea)
WeatherActivity can take place in All weather conditions. If conditions are unpleasant (this can only be determined on the morning of the activity), the activity may have to be rescheduled.
What to Wear-Comfortable clothes, -Shoes (hiking boots, trail running shoes etc) -A warm jacket (regardless of weather), -Waterproof jacket if wet conditions are expected -Hat -Sun Block
Things to Bring-Hat -SunBlock -At least 1L of Water -Snacks -Suitable Back pack -Your camera so that you can take photos of the amazing scenery.
Guests or SpectatorsOnly paying clients can take part in the guided hike.

Requirements

Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelBeginner

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions
  • Qualified guide
  • Hiking Permit
  • Guided Hike
  • Return transport from Franschhoek Main Road
  • Snack Pack
  • Amazing Scenery
ExclusionsAny Items of a personal nature.

Notes

  • We operate trips on a daily basis in the morning and afternoon.
  • Morning trips :
    (Summer: Oct April) depart Franschhoek Main Road at 7am returning around 11am.
    (Winter: May Sep) depart Franschhoek Main Road at 8am returning around 12am.
  • Afternoon trips :
    -(Summer :Oct-April) depart Franschhoek Main Road at 3pm returning around 7pm.
    -(Winter:May – Sep) depart Franschhoek Main Road at 1pm returning around 5pm.

BOOKING CONDITIONS
- In the event of cancellation within 48 hours of the confirmed activity date, a 25% administration fee will apply.
- In the event of a “no show”or cancellation on the day of the confirmed activity, a 100% missed booking/cancellation fee will apply.

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