Hiking Robberg Nature Reserve

What you need to know before you go?

  • There are 3 trails – 30mins, 2 and 4 hours (2km, 5km, 9km)
  • The rocks and sand are slippery especially when misty so you need shoes with grip
  • We did the 5km and whilst the gradient was steep and terrain challenging, it was flat at least fifty percent of the time
  • Look out for the cape seals, whales board etc, and take a peak over the cliff because you could spot them
  • Entrance fee – R50 per adult (April 2019)
  • There are no toilets en route, only at the car park
  • The road to the reserve and car park is tarred
  • If you dont want to do the hike, there are amazing views from around the car park area
  • If you travelling with kids or the elderly, then the 2km hike allows you to circuit back to the entrance

What to carry?

  • Try to carry as little as possible.
  • You must carry water and some lunch or snacks especially if you doing the 5km and 9km hike.
  • Swimwear and a small towel if you keen on taking a dip.
  • Cash for the entrance fees just in case.
  • Your wildcard if you have one. For an annual fee one can access all nature reserves in SA with it.
  • The weather changes here in 30 seconds so carry a warm hat, lightweight warm jacket with a hoodie etc

It’s an incredible feeling getting more acquainted with our beautiful country. Here’s a short vid on our Robberg Hike.

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