Hikes – Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve – Cat se Pad Trail
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 Cats Path Trail follows the historic 1819 wagon track and consists of a lower and upper section. The combined duration is +/- 4 hours and 11kms one way.
LOWER CATS PATH
The Cats Path Trail starts in Franschhoek at the upper end of Reservoir Street at the gate leading to the Fransche Hoek Estate.
Close to the Franschhoek Pass, hikers have to negotiate some steep steps and climb a short vertical metal ladder before continuing on the trail.
The last 285m section from the R45 to the Cats Path Monument rises quite steeply.
UPPER CATS PATH
The Upper Cats Path Trail follows the original 1819 Cats Path wagon track from the top of Franschhoek Passs and ends at the historic Jan Joubertsgat Bridge (built in 1825).
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.