Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

Cats Pass Trail

Hiking Trails in or near Franschhoek, Cape Winelands in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in FranschhoekCats Pass Trail

Hiking Trails Cape Winelands

Where? Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, Western Cape

When? A permit for this trail can be obtained at the Franschhoek Tourism Office or Huguenot Museum.

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Franschhoek, in Western Cape

See the unrivalled splendour of Franschhoek on the Catís Pass Trail in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve. This trail is ranked as being moderately challenging (mainly due to a very steep ascent) and is, therefore, not recommended for children, the elderly, or those that tire easily. It takes about five hours to complete and covers a total distance of 10.5 kilometres.

There are a number of historical attractions along trail. These include the Jan Joubertgat Bridge, Catís Toll House and the Old Outspan, which was originally a resting place for travellers and their band of oxen. The entire reserve is part of the Boland Biosphere Reserve as declared by UNESCO. It is home to gorgeous fynbos as well as awesome bird species.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Franschhoek

Sandstone House

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Sandstone House

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Les Chambres

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Les Chambres

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L'ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas

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L'ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas

This stunning establishment houses the five-star Chateau du Prť Hotel, as well as 36 self-catering one- and two-bedroom ... more


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