Nature Reserve in Western Cape

Information Pages

Attaquaskloof Hiking Trail
On the Robinson Pass between Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay, once used by elephants to cross the Outeniquas

Boosmansbos Wilderness Area
This is an unknown trail to most, and gives you the freedom to clamber up peaks to see the views, or simply study the fynbos.

Cape Floral Heritage Site
The Cape Floristic Region in the Western and Eastern Cape has been officially recognised as South Africa’s sixth World Heritage Site by the World Heritage Committee.

Cederberg Wilderness Area
The Cedarberg Wilderness Area - close to Citrusdal and Clanwilliam - is renowned for its unique rock formations, bushman paintings, fynbos, birds, game and magnificent nature and views. Excellent hiking and mountain biking.

Garden Route and Klein Karoo Mountain Passes
The majestic scenery in South Africas greatest area, the Garden Route. Breathtaking beauty, magnificent scenery, eco-destinations par excellence.

Genadendal Hiking Trail
A strenuous but very enjoyable hike through an area with fynbos and various birds of prey, with a few swimming spots along the way.

Goukamma Nature Reserve
A lovely coastal sand dune and fresh-water lake complex lying between Knysna and Sedgefield. Various trails with magnificent beauty, Milkwood forests and sandy beaches

Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area
Rugged mountainous landscape with interesting rock formations caused by weathered sandstone. Popular hiking routes pass through the area. Also bird watching

Harkerville State Forest Trails
The Harkerville Coast and the Kranshoek Hiking Trails are in this area. Natural forests, fynbos and rugged coastal terrain, to the Kranshoek River Mouth and Crooks River Mouth

Helderberg Nature Reserve
A wide variety of short nature walks through this popular reserve in Somerset West.

Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve
Mountainous trails are the only way to see this park with its wild flowers and natural pools, as access is otherwise restricted.

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
A variety of cliffs, peaks and pine forests with brightly coloured mushrooms.

Karoo National Botanical Garden
This jewel of a garden with 144ha of nature semi-desert vegetation and scaped gardens, features the unique plants of the drier parts of the country.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
One of the world's leading botanical gardens. Part of Jan van Riebeeck's original almond hedge is viewable. Bird shaped spring lined with Batavian bricks known as Lady Anne Barnard's bath is another poular attraction.

Nuweveld 4x4 Eco Trail
Nuweveld 4x4 Eco Trail is a 90-kilometre route within the Karoo National Park with about 50 km as grade one. Overnight accommodation available. Some steep, rocky sections and sandy dry river crossings

Riviersonderend Kloofing Trips
A very popular trip which includes overhangs, cave-like formations, compulsory leaps into dark rockpools and swims.

Ruiterbos Forest
Ruiterbos forest and Protea Hill Walks on the Robinson Pass, which are quite beautiful and with some panoramic views of the coastline and mountains

Sleeping Beauty Hiking Trail
This trail covers a distance of 14 km from the old Toll House to the crest of Sleeping Beauty and back. It is an relatively easy walk (depending on your level of fitness you can reach the top in 3 - 4 hours) and numerous streams are crossed.

Swartberg Pass and Hiking Trails
One of the most - if not the most - spectacular scenic passes in South Africa, as well as being an engineering feat surpassing all at the time, but still in use! Hike this majestic grandeur and experience nature at her grandest.

Table Mountain Hikes
Details of the numerous hiking trails on the world renowned Table Mountain

Wilderness National Park Trails
There are five trails all located in the National Park, all with varying distances and degrees of difficulty, running through the wetlands area with its stunning lakes.

Accommodation with Nature Reserve in the area

15 On Penguin Guest House
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Awake to sweet fresh smells of Fyn bos, the sea breeze, the echoes of birds and the crashing of waves in the distance 15 on Penguin Guest House, your home away from home, where your rest is guaranteed.


2 on Third Avenue

Two lovely apartments are available one is a two-bedroom and the other is a three-bedroom apartment in Sandbaai Hermanus. The units are perfect for a family wanting a break or a couple wanting a romantic getaway!


23 Grace

23 Grace is an architecturally renovated home, situated in a quiet cul de sac, offering excellent security with secure alarmed parking. A 10 minute drive finds you on the Constantia wine route with some of the top restaurants in South Africa. Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens, golfing as well as excellent medical facilities are close by.


25 On Rooiels

We are situated in the beautiful coastal town of Hartenbos, within the Garden Route, that also includes the towns of Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay, Great Brak River, Little Brak River, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Nature's Valley; George with Oudtshoorn within the Little Karoo.


3 Canterbury Square

Lovely bright and airy 3-bedroomed apartment, situated near Table Mountain and Lion's Head, available in a safe and secure residential complex. The apartment boasts open-plan living downstairs, leading onto a large patio with breathtaking views over the city and harbour.


36 on Kaneel

Beautiful newly renovated double story Villa situated in "DIE BOORD" The Upstairs unit is completely separated from the downstairs unit but can also be used as one Villa that will accommodate up to 18 people in total. Bedrooms are each carefully decorated according to a theme upstairs and downstairs we have light soft colored bedrooms that will make you feel happy and at home.


52 on Fish Hoek

Nestled in the heart of the South Peninsula of Cape Town in a valley surrounded by majestic mountains you will find the beautiful coastal village of Fish Hoek.


56 On Ixia Self Catering Milnerton

A true home away from home experience. We offer simple, but stylish, comfortable, affordable, and very friendly accommodation to business, and leisure tourists. Situated in a quiet neighborhood with secure and locked up parking area with full outside CCTV surveillance. A large swimming pool, barbecue area, your own a peaceful, serine garden is at your leisure. A quiet and relaxing guest lounge, with library, Netflix, and YouTube also awaits you. Full WIFI is available.


7 on Henwick

Located just 2.3 km from Muizenberg Beach, 7 on Henwick has 3 bedroom house in Cape Town with a shared lounge, a garden, as well as a shared kitchen. This property has a patio, free private parking and free Wi-Fi.


8 Breach Street

In walking distance to both beaches and Main Streets shops and restaurants, 8 Breach Street is located in Plettenberg Bay Central. Guests have access to free WiFi.


Accommodation Pearly Beach

Welcome to our seven family owned accommodation situated in the coastal town of Pearly Beach. Our accommodation offers beach vibes and good times to all of our guests that visit. We truly look forward to accommodating you!


Alba House Bed and Breakfast
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4star accommodation-air conditioning-free WIFI-large salt water pool-historic town-Winelands.Fantastic scenery-magnificent mountains-wine tasting-wine farms/restaurants.Friendly personal service in elegant surroundings.


Albatross Nest

Nestled along the coast of Saldanha Bay lies this tranquil guest house with all the needed amenities. Sit back and watch the ocean at Albatross Nest.


Amber Place

Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, the majestic upright view of the mountain leaves one feeling in awe.


Anchor's Haven

Anchor’s Haven, situated on the dunes of Hersham in Great Brak River, overlooking Mossel Bay across the Indian Ocean, is a mere one-minute walk away from the beach. We offer single room accommodation as well as the entire home as a holiday home rental.


Anchor's Rest

Anchor's Rest is situated 150m from the beach in Yzerfontein. The house offers 4 separate Self Catering units.


Another World

Escape to your own private world of absolute luxury where the boundaries between living indoors and outdoors all but disappear. Brand new luxurious one-bedroom home in the heart of Montagu.


At Villa Fig Guest House
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At Villa Fig Guest House is a boutique Contemporary Cape Dutch Villa. South African Antiques, original African Sculptures, original mid century pieces, Persian carpets and regency furniture cohabit and produce a unique curatorial aesthetic of comfort and interest. At Villa Fig adjoins a river greenbelt in the tranquil Constantia valley. The manicured garden and courtyards have beautiful views of Table Mountain.


Auberge Burgundy
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Charming Provencal style with fragrant courtyards and stone terraces set above the picturesque Old Harbour.


B30 Alikreukel
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Our luxury self catering apartment with sea view is 150m from beach. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Incl dstv, indoor braai + outdoor braai & swimming pool in complex. Linen provided, no towels.


Baby whale bliss and Casa Mia

Casa Mia and Baby Whale Bliss will be your house right on the beach in Witsand. The units are about 20 meters apart from one another. Both units are self-catering and fully equipped. They are a short walk to the beach where you can enjoy whale watching.


Bakgat Blyplek

Christiaan and Cornel Bekker, your hosts, invite you to enjoy a "Bakgat" accommodation experience in our newly developed self-catering units (2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) in Beaufort West. Luxury and comfort is the standard!


Ballinderry - The Robertson Guest House
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The only 5 star guest house in Robertson. Seven contemporary and newly renovated rooms. Pool. Tropical garden. In the heart of the beautiful Robertson Wine Valley.


Bar-T-Nique Guest House
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Bar-T-Nique offers top quality corporate and tourist accommodation. Magnificent views of the harbour, Indian Ocean and distant Outeniqua Mountain Range. We serve a full english breakfast which is included in the rate. Our rooms are all en-suite.


Blue Views
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Blue Views Villas and Apartments, established in 1997, includes properties ranging from 2 to 7 bedrooms which are all en suite. Situated within a 100m of the popular and secluded Bakoven beaches, our properties are managed by a dedicated team of professionals.


Blue Views Studios
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If one is looking for an alternative to a hotel room, Blue Views Studios offers large areas with a fully equipped kitchen, TV, sound system and serviced 6 days per week. All studios have either a balcony or outside courtyard.


Boardwalk Lodge - Self-Catering
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Boardwalk Lodge - Self-Catering introduces luxury Garden Route leisure in one of the worlds most stylish settings.


bWhale Guest House

Whether you are looking for a quiet break or a memorable holiday, bWhale is the ideal stay over for everyone!


Captain's Cabin

Captain's Cabin is situated in a quiet, upmarket neighbourhood in Velddrif and you really get your money's worth.


Centurion All Suite Hotel Apartments Resort
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The extremely popular The Centurion All-Suite Hotel Holiday Apartment Resort in buzzing cosmopolitan central Sea Point is next to shops and restaurants and one block (3-minute walk) from the beach/promenade.


Check Inn Hotel

Ideally situated for business and leisure travel, these Five Affordable Room Styles make Check Inn Hotel the ideal venue of choice.


Cliff Cottage
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Cliff Cottage, just across the road from Hermanus' famous cliff paths and some of the best land-based whale watching in the world.


Constantiaberg Villa

Situated in a safe and tranquil cul-de-sac in the historic Constantia Valley, the property is at a walking distance to restaurants and Constantia Emporium Shopping Centre.


De Leeuwenhof Estate
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De Leeuwenhof B&B Hotel in Cape-Dutch style (est 1698) Bed and Breakfast guesthouse style. 2 apartments and 10 luxury rooms, 4 one-bedroom cottages and two pools and a fantastic sun-deck-terrace. Idyllic country destination only 35 minutes from Cape Town


De View

Situated in Paradise on the West Hill of Knysna, De View Bed & Breakfast offers a friendly stay with a spectacular view over the Knysna Estuary, the perfect stay over place for international and local holiday makers and business travelers.


Drie Lande Guest Farm

Drie Lande Guest Farm is located in the Winelands on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. The guest farm offers luxurious and cosy accommodation close to the historic Stellenbosch, one of the oldest towns in South Africa.


Duikersdrift Winelands Country Escape

Duikersdrift is a working farm in the age-old Cape tradition, with a small vineyard and olive orchard and paddocks with horses, donkeys, cows and amazing birdlife. Being surrounded by mountain wilderness, there are also a number of wild animal species that call the farm home. Visitors to the Guesthouse are treated to gorgeous mountain views, laid back farm-style living, and a range of on- and off-site activities.


Eagle Falls Country Lodge & Adventures
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Set in picturesque mountains close to the Garden Route and Cango Caves. Self-catering chalets or en-suite family units and honeymoon cabin. Breakfast, BBQ and evening meals available. Overlooking waterfalls.


Enchanted Garden Guest Chalet and Cottage
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Self-contained chalet and cottage on a two acre property with pools, entertainment area and sensational sweeping views of the mountains, valley and the sea. DSTV all chanels. Wireless internet available.


Escape to Luxurious, Coastal Retreat

Expertly designed, this statement home’s luxuriously styled spaces exceed expectations. Perfectly situated on a prestigious golfing estate in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town, this spectacular home features panoramic mountain & ocean views.


Fairy Knowe Hotel
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Escape to the idyllic lifestyle of the Wilderness National Park Lake district. The Fairy Knowe Hotel is situated on the scenic Garden Route and only 20 minutes drive from the airport at George, central to all tourist attractions.


Farm Cottages at Au d'Brandy Route

Au d' Brandy Route is located on Arbeid Adelt farm. This farm was part of the original farm De Doorns, one of the first four farms to be in the Hex River Valley in the year 1731.


G Zero 3 @ The Breakers

The lovely bright and airy apartment is in a safe and secure residential complex, and boasts open-plan living downstairs, leading onto a large patio with a private swimming pool and beautiful views. Conveniently located in Hout Bay with shops, café’s and restaurants nearby.


Gemoedsrus Farm

Located 7 km from the town of Stellenbosch, Gemoedsrus Farm features views of the surrounding winelands and offers amenities including an outdoor swimming pool and barbecue facilities. Gemoedsrus Farm has 6 stunning rooms to book from. There are rooms with a view of the Pool and of the Garden.


Glaston House
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Glaston House three bedroom Apartment City Centre. The expansive brand-new Glaston House Terrace Apartment on suave and trendy Cape Town City Centres fringe in revamped historic heritage building looking out to Church Street.


Glenlodge Apartment

Glenlodge Apartment is a two bedroom apartment with a magnificent view, situated in Sea Point, Cape Town.


Green Pastures Guesthouse

Enjoy a stylish experience at this centrally-located place. Newly renovated guestrooms, with braai facilities and a beautiful courtyard in the heart of George.


Greenmarket Place

The outstanding brand-new Greenmarket Place Apartment in the middle of suave&trendy Cape Town City Centre (2km from the V&A Waterfront), in revamped building situated right on the famous bustling historic Greenmarket Square, with a view of Table Mountain.


Hang Ten Apartments

Wilderness is a town in South Africa’s Western Cape Province, on a coastal stretch known as the Garden Route.


Harmonie Farm Cottage
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Luxury cottage on wine and olive farm outside Montagu. Private, quite, with magnificent views over vines and mountains.