Kogelberg Hike


Kogelberg Hike

Kogelberg Hike

Kogelberg Overview

Kogelberg Hike – We offer 5 Kogelberg guided day hikes, and 2 overnight trails – guided or unguided.

The Kogelberg Hike – Biosphere encompasses the entire coastal area from Gordon’s Bay to the Bot River vlei, and inland to Grabouw and the Groenland Mountain.

Kogelberg Hike is just an hour’s drive from Cape Town the area is famous for its floral wealth. The 100 000 ha Nature Reserve boasts in excess of 1800 plant species. Many spectacular members of the Protea family, including the Marsh Rose occur here in Kogelberg.

Kogelberg Hike biosphere has 3 patches of relic indigenous forest, Louwsbos, Platbos and Oudebos. Similar to the Knysna forests, they include yellowwood, stinkwood and boekenhout trees.

The Palmiet River and its associated vegetation is the most pristine in the south-western Cape. Wild almond, rooi-els, yellowwood and cape beech are among the trees occurring in the riverine scrub.

Kogelberg Hike – Kogelberg is a UNESCO World Heritage site now boasts stunning eco cottages that can be hired for overnight trails.

Guided hikes or walks offer so much more:         Ralph and Gill live in Hermanus so they have local knowledge and they are registered FGASA and Tourist guides with a wealth of knowledge to make the most of your hike or walk.

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Day Hikes

Trails Distance (km)

Time (hours)

Perdeberg Trail



moderate, long
Palmiet River Walk



Oudebosch- Leopards Gorge



Kogelberg Trail



moderate, long
Three sisters




Overnight Trails

Highlands Trail Distance (km)

Time (hours)

Day 1 16 km 6-7 hrs moderate
Day 2 21 km 8 hrs moderate

What you’ll get

Dramatic sea vistas of white beaches & wild rocky shores, combined with pristine rolling mountains rich in fauna & flora. This is a nature-lover’s dream.

Interesting sights nearby

Harold Porter Botanical Gardens

A world renown garden showcasing 4 vegetation types and home to over 60 bird species as well as other wildlife such as porcupine, genet, mongoose, otter, and dassies (hyrax).

Stoney Point Penguin Colony

One of the few breeding grounds of the African (Jackass) penguins, set alongside the ruins of the old whaling station. Best time to visit is late afternoon.

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Kogelberg trails
Africansunroad offer bespoke guided walks in the Kogelberg Reserve and surrounding areas. Nearby Rates depend on length of walk, number of people, catering & overnight requirements. Walks range from 3km to 40km.



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