Franschhoek Adventures - Guided Hiking

Get active in Franschhoek! The Wine valley is nestled between beautiful, dramatic mountains perfect for hiking and exploring.

You can choose from a steep 2 hour ramble or a longer less steep trail with a spectacular view of the Wemmershoek Dam and valley only visible from this lookout point in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve.  The reserve is covered in beautiful indigenous Fynbos (the smallest and most diverse Floral Kingdom in the world) and endemic bird life including Orange-breasted Sunbird and Cape Sugarbird amongst others.

You will be guided by a qualified Nature Guide who will point out animal tracks, plant life, birds and mammals as they are encountered and there are loads of photo ops of the valley.

We also have hikes at the Berg River Conservation Area which are more level an easier to walk however are slightly longer.  The route takes us past the Berg River Dam itself and along the Berg River before ascending a few meters to old forestry track along the mountain side.

Hikes are also available on the La Motte Wine Farm and offers amazing views of the valley.  It is a slightly technical route and not recommended for unfit or beginner hikers. 

Another trail is available on the Franschhoek Pass and takes us high up into the Franschhoek Mountains. Although you don’t have to be super fit, you should be able to walk for an extended amount of time and be comfortable walking over rocky and narrow trails.  Good foot wear is essential as well as comfortable sporty clothing and a sun hat / cap.  A light jacket is always recommended as it can get windy and cooler high up on the mountains.