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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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Candlewood Hiking Trail

Waterfall Hiking Trail, along the jeep track to the Picnic Tree

This hiking trail is probably the flattest and easiest route we have developed, with plenty of interest along the way. Additionally, the Rock Art and Heritage Site in Phillipskop Cave, above the Waterfall, is a big draw, making this our most popular trail.  The path starts at the parking area…

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Alien attack

Alien clearance team

The phrase “alien clearance” might invoke images of the 1970s space invader game, but in South Africa it is a vital part of any conservation effort. As with many other parts of the world, South Africa has its fair share of plants, “aliens”, that have been introduced to the country…

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New road access

Peugeot 107 driving up the new road to Phillipskop

Being high up on the slopes of a mountain has many advantages but the one main problem is working out the best way to get there. Until now we have relied upon a dirt road. That too quickly for our liking turned into a bumpy road. Along with the steepness…

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Many hands make light work

Many hands with paint

On Saturday we had the privilege of a work party from Christ Church Hermanus come and help us paint one of our cottages. Our self-catering cottages are a good size, able to accommodate 6 to 8 people, but the disadvantage is that means a lot of wall area to cover.…

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