The spectacular mountains surrounding the Berg River dam in Franschhoek is the hiking and walking adventure land to which you gain a full day’s access (starting 08:00 and ending 18:00) when you purchase this permit. You will start at the entrance on Robertsvlei Road and discover miles of walking paths charting breathtaking routes through the mountains. Parking is available at the gate where you will present your permit(s) to gain access. You have both challenging and leisurely walks through the mountain fynbos available in the Berg River Dam conservation area. You can reach high lookout points within the days walk for wonderful views overlooking the Franschhoek Valley, the Boland mountainscapes and the landscape towards the southern ocean. Table Mountain also features in the distance. There is an abundance of birdlife to surprise and entertain birding enthusiasts.
Duration : up to 10 hours
When : Year round, seven days a week from 8:00 to 18:00
Where : Start and end at the Robertsvlei road entrance.
You can walk in all weather but you have to dress appropriately. It can become very cold high in the mountains late afternoon in winter. Do stay on pathways at all times.
What to Wear:
Wear light clothing in summer and warm clothing in winter. A good pair of walking shoes is essential.
Things to bring:
Bring your own food, refreshments and drinks, especially water. It is important to stay hydrated while walking and hiking. Bring your own litter bag and protect the environment that you enjoy.
Guests or Spectators:
There is no restaurant or rest facilities at the gate where guests can wait for hikers. We recommend that your guests can wait for you at one of Franschhoeks many restaurants or winefarms for an enjoyable experience.
Fitness : average
Inclusions & Exclusions
Permits : R50 per person (at the Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourism Office + Map or at the entrance gate)
Inclusions : Access to the hiking and walking trails in the Berg River Dam conservation area for one day.
Exclusions : Meals, drinks are not offered and are not included.
For more details contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley office on 021 876 2861.