Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschoek Valley.
When visiting the town of Franschoek one would have to look towards the mountains and wonder about the hiking trails close to the town.
Some of the best hiking close to Franschoek is found in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve. You need to buy a permit to hike there at either the Protea hotel, the tourist office or the Huguenot museum shop. You then head up the Franchoek pass and at the top turn into the reserve.