KOGELBERG BIOSPHERE HIKE

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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US$58.69
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24 hours
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Adult(s) x (Age 18 To 79)
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Highlights

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide

Overview

  • Early departure from parking meeting point at the Kogelberg Reserve at 08:30
  • Briefing, introductions and checklist from guides.
  • Maps and species list issued.
  • Guides are First-Aid trained and carry a first Aid Kit'
  • Guides are qualified Nature and Marine Guides and are able to interpret the ecology of the area.
  • Interesting and informative interpretation of this ecological jewel to the level suited to age, interests and language constraints.
  • Kogelberg is just an hour’s drive from Cape Town the area is famous for its floral wealth. The 100 000 ha Nature Reserve boasts in excess of 1800 plant species. Many spectacular members of the Protea family, including the Marsh Rose occur here in Kogelberg.

  • Kogelberg biosphere has 3 patches of relic indigenous forest, Louwsbos, Platbos and Oudebos. Similar to the Knysna forests, they include Yellowwood, Stinkwood and Boekenhout trees. Other trees that can be seen are the Silky Bark, African Holly, Hard Pear, Rooiels and Ironwood.

  • The Palmiet River and its associated vegetation is the most pristine in the south-western Cape. Wild almond and Cape Beech are among the trees occurring in the riverine scrub.

  • Follow walking  trail through Fynbos vegetation . Fynbos or "Fine bush" is composed of Protea, Ericas and Restio species. 
  • Guides will show a variety from the 9000 species of plants that can be found within the Cape Floral Kingdom.
  • Guide will show walkers the variety and give interesting information regarding pollinators, the importance of fire and endemism
  • Visiting scenic high points, rivers & sandstone rock formations of the Hottentots Holland Reserve
  • Tea,coffee beak at suitable shady stop.
  • Continue once everyone is rested. Follow well marked footpath within the fynbos trail, admiring lovely views of Kleinmond and Pringle Bay.
  • Hike to lunch point for supplied packed lunch and fruit juice, 
  • Continue towards end point at start of hike

Information

Includes:
  • Private tour
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Bottled water
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch (packed)
  • Conservation & Reserve Entrance fees
Excludes:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Meeting Point

Harold Porter Botanical Gardens,
Corner Clarence Drive (R44) and Broadwith Road,
Betty's Bay
34°21'01.6"S   18°55'37.4"E
Lat -34.35176  Long. 18.92690
Departure Time:
08:30 Every day
Departure Comments:

Valid from the time you exchange your voucher, for the duration selected.

Return Details:

Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
Corner Clarence Drive (R44) and Broadwith Road,
Betty's Bay
34°21'01.6"S   18°55'37.4"E
Lat -34.35176  Long. 18.92690
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