10 reasons why you should explore the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve lies in the Hottentots Holland mountains is 90 kilometers away from Cape Town, South Africa. The nature reserve is best known for its hikes and kloofing in a beautiful landscape.

Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve is home to approximately 110 birds species, leopards, mountain fynbos including several rare and endemic plants, gray reedbuck, klipspringer, duiker and grysbok.

Hiring a car in Cape Town is one of the best options if you’re traveling from abroad and would like to explore the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve – as public transport is Cape Town is adequate.

If you need inspiration, here are 10 reasons why you should explore Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve



Finally we see our hut! #orchardtrail #hiking #hottentotshollandnaturereserve

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Enjoying the view from the top #hottentotshollandnaturereserve #orchardtrail

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Spontaneous Sunday hike views #boyfriend #hike #hottentotshollandnaturereserve

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Travelling through South Africa & in Cape Town

Cape Town has the MyCity bus system which works for the inner city but, public transport in  the rest of South Africa is quite sparse, and most attractions are generally far from each other. We therefore recommend car rental as your first option or a larger mini bus (for groups) when visiting. It will save you a lot of time and money in the end.