Discover the mountains, sea shore and the secrets of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve.
Walk or hike with family and friends, stand on a mountain peak, swim in a river, learn nature’s many names and stop and snack in a place with an awesome view.
Tim Attwell, knowledgeable field and mountain guide and author of the book Your Place in the Kogelberg will show you amazing places, stunning views and share fascinating facts about the plants, animals and topography that make the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve a world heritage site.
Hikes and walks can be as challenging or as leisurely as you like. The choice is yours.
What to expect on a hiking or walking adventure:
- Climb a mountain peak
- Cross the mountains from Oudebosch in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve to the Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens in Betty’s Bay.
- Explore an afrotemperate forest in the shade, get to know the trees by name, clamber up rocky outcrops on sturdy ladders and see beautiful waterfalls.
- Hike to a huge swimming hole in a mountain river.
- Walk a coastal path exploring rock pools, coastal thickets, succulent vegetation and long sandy white beaches, identify many different sea birds and visit an African Penguin breeding colony.
- Discover plants that grow nowhere else in the world.
- Bring the children if you think they are up to it. Some moderate hikes are possible with a toddler in a child-carrying backpack borrowed from Cape Mountain and Field.