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.

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Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Franschhoek

La Galiniere Guest Cottages

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La Galiniere Guest Cottages

Three self-catering cottages are offered at La Galiniere; ranging from a small single cottage, to a larger cottage with ... more

Residence Vive La Vie

Guest House

Residence Vive La Vie

Residence Vive La Vie offers luxury accommodation in the picturesque area of Franschhoek. Choose from our en-suite double ... more

Auberge Daniella

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Auberge Daniella

Auberge Daniella offers comfortable accommodation in two suites and a cottage. The suites and cottage share the garden ... more


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