Hikes – Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve – Perdekop 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 Perdekop Trail is in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve at the top of the Franschhoek Pass. It is a moderate hike of 13km taking approximately 5 hours
The circular Perdekop Trail rises 850m from its starting point to peak halfway at Perdekop, 1575m. Perdekop is the highest point in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve.
Along this trail superb panoramic views of the Wemmershoek valley and surrounding cliffs can be seen. To the west Table Mountain is visible on a clear day.
Perdekop Peak is marked by a large stone cairn (elevation 1575m).
The last stretch back includes a very steep descent into the Du Toit’s River gorge, and a steep climb back up past the diesel-electric generator serving the Du Toit’s River pump; from there it is a short walk back to the gate.
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.
Important: Basic Fitness, appropriate walking shoes/ clothes, suitable backpack and water is compulsory.