This nature reserve lies in the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains, about 90 km south-east of Cape Town. The 70 000-hectare reserve stretches from Elgin in the south to beyond Villiersdorp in the north, and from the Stellenbosch Mountains in the west, eastwards to the Groenland Mountains, and is a World Heritage Site.
The rocky mountains, bright wildflowers and still natural pools make the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve perfect for challenging hikes, pulse-racing kloofing and the new Cape Canopy Tour zipline adventure. The reserve is open after recent fires but staff remain on high alert for flare ups, especially on hot and windy days. We urge all visitors to exercise due caution and to check weather conditions before setting out on hikes.
The Sphinx hiking route to Landdroskop and Shamrock huts is closed. Anyone booking these huts must use the Jeeptrack Route.

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