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

13 at Santos

Situated on the beachfront, 13 at Santos is a luxury duplex apartment for up to 7 people in Mossel Bay, just 250 m from the beach.


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.


37 Steps Langebaan Self-Catering

A mere 37 Steps away from the beautiful Sandbaai beach in Langebaan, this house is in a stunning location. As a part of the old-town, the house kept a part of its old-style charm. The house is well equipped with all necessities and offers beautiful views and a spacious living design. Quality linen and towels are provided. A refundable breakage deposit is payable prior to arrival.


38 on Westcliff

A luxurious six bedroom villa situated right on the beach at Westcliff, Hermanus . It is an ultra-luxurious designer home with spectacular, unobstructed views of the sea.


5 Seasons Guest House
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Set on a Jacaranda-lined street in Stellenbosch’s most elegant part of town 5 Seasons is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Only 3 minutes drive from the center of Stellenbosch with its many restaurants, cafes and bars, but also museums, galleries, the university and the STIAS conference center. 5 Seasons is an ideal base to discover the breathtaking surroundings of the Cape Winelands and the Western Cape.


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.


5 Rembrandt
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Situated in exclusive Spanish Farm, in beautiful tranquil gardens with a large pool, you can relax with every comfort. All rooms have been recently renovated and are equipped with high quality linen and bedding. We offer high speed fibre and smart TV throughout the guesthouse making 5 Rembrandt the perfect place to staycation.


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.


82 Steps to the Beach

Unwind in style and comfort in our spacious villa's self-catering apartments and penthouse at 82 Steps to the Beach, near Pringle Bay's pristine beach. The entire property can be booked as a whole for a large group on request. Enjoy ample living space, modern amenities, and lovely ocean views.


96 Meent Guest House

Situated in George, 96 Meent Guest House offers guests comfortably furnished rooms for couples or families just 4 km from the centre of town.


99 Steps, Langebaan
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99 Steps, Langebaan is a lovely open and spacious house, situated a mere 99 steps from the beach in The Cove, Langebaan, The house is ideally located and offers exceptional facilities for a beach holiday. Quality linen and towels are provided.


Accommodation - De Hoop Nature Reserve
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De Hoop Collection offers a variety of catered and self-catering accommodation within De Hoop Nature Reserve - part of a World Heritage Site characterised by rich biodiversity and rare species of fynbos that lead down to an unspoiled coastline.


Accommodation @ Haus Müller Clanwilliam

Haus Müller offers guestrooms in Clanwilliam, a quaint hamlet nestled at the foot of the Cedarberg Mountain range. The town is renowned for its cultivation of rooibos tea, as well as Clanwilliam Dam, which is a hotspot for a variety of water sports.


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!


Acorn Guest House
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We offer Acorn as a welcoming residence located in the heart of George and the Garden Route, offering true South African hospitality. Airport transfers, free WiFi, wheelchair-friendly facilities, and a warm welcome to children are among our amenities.


Affie Plaas Langebaan

AffiePlaas is a beautifully farm style house with high sealings, large open plan living area and wide stoep with a built-in braai. The house offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is beautifully furnished. Linen and towels provided. R1,000 breakage deposit payable prior to arrival.


African Beauty @ The Bay

This beautiful 3 bedroom apartment boasts beautiful views of Table Mountain, Robben Island and the breathtaking Atlantic Ocean. The ideal location for anybody looking for a relaxing holiday at the beach.


Africa Lodge

Welcome at the Africa Lodge - Situated in the heart of the Winelands at the foot of Helderberg Mountain in Somerset West, the beautiful setting of the luxurious guesthouse Africa Lodge offers you comfortable and stylish accommodation.


Agape Apartments
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Luxury apartments with beautiful views over the sea and located in tranquil and prime residential area of Somerset West. Only 20 min from the airport.


Aire del Mar Guest House

Luxury twin rooms, en suite bathrooms, panoramic seaviews towards Dyer Island, DSTV, coffee/tea facility in room. Also self-catering studios on ground floor. Great white shark viewing, whale watching, boat trips, coastal walks, golfing, birding.


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 Guesthouse

Albatross Guesthouse is becoming the Guesthouse of Choice for many visitors seeking a home away from home in Langebaan. Albatross has earned a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for the 3nd year in a row and we take pride in maintaining the standard we set during the start-up phase.


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.


Alimandi Nursery Cottage

Alimandi Nursery Cottage is beautifully layered, authentically charming and cozy. Your great escape from everyday life.


Aloe Manor
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Aloe Manor Guest House is the perfect getaway destination in Oudtshoorn for business or leisure, with spacious, peaceful surroundings, natural vegetation and a marvelous view on the Swartberg Mountains from your bedroom door.


Altes Landhaus
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Cradled in the fertile Schoemanshoek Valley of South Africa's Little Karoo, a stately Cape Dutch style homestead awaits to introduce you to the beauty and charm that is Altes Landhaus. A 5 star Country Lodge, 14km from Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves & the Swartberg Mountains.


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
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Arrive at Anchors Rest to a warm welcome, the smell of the ocean, the distant sound of the waves and the invigorating champagne air.


Anchor's Rest

Anchor's Rest is situated 150m from the beach in Yzerfontein. Anchor’s Rest offers 3 separate self-catering rooms. Each room can sleep 2 adults.


Anchorage Inn Guesthouse

Anchorage Inn is situated in an upmarket safe neighbourhood in Montagu, where quiet nights guarantee a good night's sleep, leaving you recharged for the day ahead. We are however within easy walking distance to the most popular restaurants and shops in town.


ANEW Hotel Green Point

ANEW Hotel Green Point is located in Green Point, Cape Town close to the V&A Waterfront and within walking distance of many famous local landmarks such as the Green Point Urban Park, Sea Point Promenade, and a host of other amenities.


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.


Antrim Collection

Antrim Collection offers you 2 luxury guesthouses, Antrim Villa and Antrim House, in walking distance from each other as well as comfortable Self-catering apartments with secure parking at The Odyssey. All rates are inclusive of breakfast and we offer a dinning option at Antrim House too.


Artists Cottages Gordon's Bay

Indulge in unparalleled luxury at our self-catering suite, nestled within a charming residential enclave in Gordon’s Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. This secluded mountainside haven boasts breathtaking panoramic vistas overlooking False Bay.


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.


Atholl House
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Atholl House is situated in one of the most beautiful places in the world. We will make you feel at home and make your stay with us as comfortable as possible.


Atlantic Breeze

Experience an exceptional stay in one of Cape Town’s trendiest areas and enjoy all the beauty the Cape has to offer. Atlantic Breeze is a beautiful, large, two-bedroom, 2-bathroom, self-catering apartment that comfortably sleeps 4.


Atlantic Links Estate

Kick back and relax in this beautiful home in Atlantic Links Estate. This wonderful holiday home has everything you need for an incredible vacation and is fully equipped for self-catering. It offers features like free WiFi, a full bouquet of DSTV, a gorgeous heated swimming pool, two inside BBQ areas, and an outside fire pit.


Atlantic Sky Villa

Atlantic Sky Villa provides its visitors with a spacious holiday dwelling with a scenic ocean view. Stylish, modern and gorgeously neutral – this seaside getaway is certainly one for the books.


Auberge Alouette Guest House
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Come home to Auberge Alouette Guest House hosted in a lovely old home dating back to the 1940s, which shows off the warmth of wooden floors and doors and the ambiance of that time.


Auberge Burgundy Boutique Hotel & Spa
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The Auberge Burgundy is a charming Provencal style guest house with fragrant courtyards and stone terraces. It is surrounded by restaurants, the craft market, boutiques and art galleries. The famous cliff path for whale watching is 50m from the front door.


Auberge La Dauphine
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Auberge La Dauphine Guest House offers room-only and self-catering accommodation and is located in Franschhoek. The tranquil 4-hectare property offers a comfortable stay in this part of the Cape Winelands, with majestic views of the surrounding and enchanting mountains.


Avenues Guest House
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Avenues Guesthouse offers personal touch and attentive care, comfortable en-suite bedrooms, a family unit, saltwater pool, off-street parking and free Wifi. Close to restaurants and sightseeing spots. German and English spoken.


Aviary Hills Luxury Hideaway

Surrounded by canola fields, rolling mountain ranges, and birdlife, Aviary Hills is the perfect escape for a private and peaceful getaway. The cabin was thoughtfully designed and tastefully furnished to ensure maximum comfort and views from every angle.