Kogelberg Nature Reserve

The most beautiful of Cape Nature’s protected areas, in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom.

Hugging the beautiful coastal route east of Cape Town, the Kogelberg Nature Reserve is just over an hour from Cape Town. Considered by many to be the most beautiful of CapeNature’s protected areas, Kogelberg Nature Reserve earns that reputation largely to the fact that it occupies an area with minimal human interference. Its exceptional diversity and quality of fynbos means it is considered the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. The reserve presents perhaps the finest example of mountain fynbos in the Western Cape and is a world-renowned World Heritage Site.

The reserve is unspoilt with the peaks, dips and tributaries of the Palmiet River creating a remote wilderness.
The best way to explore Kogelberg is walking the number of hiking trails. And once you’re done on the trails, you can take advantage of the award-winning accommodation at Kogelberg – the Oudebosch self-catering Eco Cabins, each providing  a view of this World Heritage Site.

To find out more, download the Kogelberg Nature Reserve complex brochure and map.


Oudebosch Eco Cabins – The glass fronted eco-cabins afford occupants breath-taking views of the reserve, which is a World Heritage Site. Each of the five Oudebosch eco-cabins at Kogelberg Nature Reserve sleeps four people and consists of two bedrooms, one bathroom, one en-suite, and a spacious kitchen, lounge and dining area.


A moderate 22km ride along the jeep track through the Kogelberg Valley starts at the reserve office. The route should take between 2-4 hours. Please use sunscreen, protected riding gear and make sure you have plenty of water on the trail. Permits can be purchased from the reserve office.

Please note mountain bikers must be wearing helmets at all time.

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