Swartboskloof trail Jonkershoek nature reserve is found near the town of Stellenbosch about an hours drive from the city of Cape Town. The mountain here [...]
The Fernkloof Nature Reserve is found just behind and overlooking the small town of Hermanus. About an hours drive from Cape Town Hermanus is famous for whale watching and relaxing beach holidays. However the mountains behind the town offer some wonderful hiking trails through some wonderful fynbos with amazing views.
7 peaks in the Western Cape The Western Cape of South Africa has many many wonderful peaks to climb. Mostly under 2000m and with an amazing variety of different landscapes in a relatively small area. (within an hours driving time from Cape Town) I hiked the following 7 peaks in a five day period in early September. – A wonderful week. […]
Hiking in the Franschoek Mountains Franschoek is one the small towns about an hours drive from Cape Town. The town itself is nestled in a valley surrounded by towering mountains. Hiking in the Franschoek Mountains is some of the best in the Western Cape. Ridgway Ramblers offer guided hiking in the Franschoek mountains. Click here for more details Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve is found at the top of the Franschoek pass. The pass is directly behind the town and the top of the pass +/- 15 minutes drive from the town centre. The chief hike in this reserve is the Perdekop hike. This is a circular trail of about 14 km and should take a moderately fit group 5 to 6 hours to complete. The highlight of the trail is the summit of Perdekop at 1575m above sea level. The 360 degree views are astounding. […]