Hikes – Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve – Vista 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 Vista Hiking Trail is in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve and is an approximately 2 hour moderate hike of 2.5kms.
The Vista Trail starts and ends at the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve main gate. This circular trail includes the Breakfast Rock Trail and a short section of the Du Toitskop Trail. Most hikers walk the Vista Trail in a clockwise direction.
The trail climbs about 275m to reach an elevation of 1028m above sea level.
Lion’s Head and Table Mountain can be seen through the Helshoogte gap between Simonsberg (right) and Groot Drakenstein Mountain (left) on a clear day.
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.