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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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Kniphofia: The Complete Guide

Kniphofia The Complete Guide by Christopher Whitehouse

Kniphofia have been cultivated in Western gardens for more than 300 years but, until now, there has never been a book covering the whole genus. Published in 2016, this comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide to all the species and cultivars also includes extensive information on history, breeding, botany and cultivation.…

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Geocache Trail

Geocache box

Geocaching is a simple way of turning an ordinary walk in the country into a fun treasure hunt. We have hidden six geocaches along the route of two of our hiking trails. All the geocaches can be done as a loop of about 3.5km, providing goals along the way, which…

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Hiking up and around Phillipskop

Phillipskop from the ridge of Klein River Mountains

Many of us love to get to the top – not just for the views, but also just because it’s there, waiting to be conquered! At Phillipskop Mountain Reserve you have two options – climbing to the summit of Phillipskop (487m) itself, or hiking up to the ridge and climbing…

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