MEURANT Botha and his Dirtopia team are doing excellent work upgrading our footpaths. They’ll be there most of December into January.Special thank you to Muratie Wine Estate for donating the wooden poles the team is installing on the trails in our beautiful reserve.
Please note that maintenance work will commence this week on the Vista and Uitkyk trails. Visitors are still welcome and this shouldn’t inconvenience hikers too much. Thank you. (22 Nov 2021).
THE MaXiRace Cape Winelands trail race will be held in the reserve next Saturday (2 October 2021). Please note that, on the day of the race, regular hikers will only be allowed to enter from 11am. Find out more about the race at their official website: MaXiRace Cape Winelands or on their Facebook page.
JUST a reminder that Summit Events will be hosting the Mont Rochelle SkyRace® at the reserve this coming Saturday (18 September 2021). On the day of the race regular hikers will only be allowed to enter from 11am. Find out more about the race at their official website: Mont Rochelle SkyRace® or on their FacebookContinue reading “Mont Rochelle SkyRace®”
Please note that maintenance work has started on the Uitkyk Trail. Workers are currently stationed near Uitkyk, where the Manganese and Perdekop trails split off from the route. Visitors are still welcome and this shouldn’t impact on hikes too much. Thank you. (27 Aug 2021). UPDATE: Maintenance work has been completed.
A SNOW UPDATE FOR WEEKEND HIKERS (23/07/2021): Most of the snow in the reserve has melted but there’s still a small amount left on Perdekop, the highest peak in the reserve. The Perdekop Trail is our longest trail – it usually takes about seven hours to hike in its entirety and the snow is quiteContinue reading “Snow at Mont Rochelle”
If you’re planning to buy your permits at the entrance gate, please note that we’re no longer accepting cash. We have a card facility or you can pay using the Zapper, SnapScan or Masterpass apps.
Duration: 5 hours Difficulty: Moderate Distance: +/- 13km THE in-and-out trail to DuToitskop Peak starts and ends at the main entry gate to the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve. The trail rises about 660m to DuToitskop Peak (elevation 1 407m; 33-52-57 S; 19-09-00 E). A moderately fit person can hike to DuToitskop Peak in less thanContinue reading “DuToitskop Trail”
Distance: 1km Elevation: trail drops about 100m Difficulty: easy walk Duration: <1 hour THE Aalwynkop Trail is less than 1km in length and starts and ends at the entry gate. The trail starts at the parking area in front of the entry gate, going more or less in an east-southeasterly direction, following, for part ofContinue reading “Aalwynkop Trail”
Distance: 1km (one way) Elevation: trail ascends 100m Difficulty: easy to moderate Duration: 40 minutes (one way) THE Winelands Trail connects Lower Cats’ Path with the Breakfast Rock Trail. It starts at the steps that lead to the R45 pass road on Lower Cats’ Path and provides a shorter, safer, alternative route to access theContinue reading “Winelands Trail”