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Plant Spotter Guides

Phillipskop Plant Spotter Guide

Whatever time of the year you visit Phillipskop there is a wide variety of beautiful flowers to see. However, because of the diversity, it can sometimes become bewildering even to know where to start. We have therefore created a series of Plant Spotter Guides for Phillipskop to help guests and…

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Endangered Erica found at Phillipskop

Erica paucifolia subsp. paucifolia (Ericaceae)

Even botanists often ignore the smaller species of Erica, such as Erica paucifolia, which have flowers only a couple of millimetres long. There are just too many of them and they differ on small characteristics. But this means that you can be surprised when you do look a bit closer.…

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Ebenezer: A Cairn of Thankfulness

Cairn of Thankfulness at Ebenezer Koppie

Ebenezer Koppie at Phillipskop is a low mound, part way up the mountain, where we are building a Cairn of Thankfulness. We invite you to join us! Why not take a walk up to Ebenezer Koppie, and find a stone or rock lying somewhere on the hillside nearby, and add…

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Panorama Path

Breakfast at the Breakfast Table rock on Panorama Path

This trail offers you extensive views across the Overberg towards Gansbaai, but without too much climbing. The complete hiking trail is about 4 km, but it can also be split into 3 separate loops, should you need a shorter walk. The trail can be walked in either direction – we…

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Outside My Window

Phillipskop Self-catering Accommodation

Guests love the views from their windows at Phillipskop but there is lots to see just outside. We asked our 12-year old son to write a piece about what he had experienced outside his window. We so enjoyed reading it, we wanted to share it with others. It gives a…

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Rock Art on Cape Whale Coast

Rock art depicting group of men

We are delighted to announce a new Heritage Site at Phillipskop Mountain Reserve near Stanford, due to the recent discovery of rock art in our cave – the only recorded rock art on the Cape Whale Coast!  This rock art site will be opening to the public on 1st December…

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