Situated along the beautiful Bainskloof Pass, this reserve is a 1,5 hour drive from Cape Town. Many interesting historical features can be seen on a hike such as Khoisan paintings, an old manganese mine and the original toll road. Picnicking is pleasant within mountainous surroundings. Keep an eye open for antelope and birds of prey.
- Rugged terrain of the Limietberg mountains, with deep valleys and steep kloofs
- Du Toits Peak (1,996m) as well as the Breede and Berg rivers
- Tranquil spots for freshwater angling
- Hiking past historial features such as a cross erected by Italian prisoners of war
I have walked practically every inch of the four rivers and have seen kingfishers hunting, baboons swimming and otters feasting on crabs.
– Nick Dall, Wild 21
- Short and long hikes
- Overnight hikes
- Swimming in mountain streams and rock pools
Top sightings: Caracal, leopard, dassie, klipspringer, baboon, endemic Cape sugarbird and protea canary, Verreaux’s eagle, bushman paintings
Office times: 08:00 – 18:00
Nearest centre: Wellington is 20km away (15 minutes).
Know before you go
- The weather can be unpredictable and hikers are advised to take heed and be prepared at all times.
- Fuel is available in the nearby towns of Wellington and Worcester.
Contact reserve: +27 (0)21 871 1535
CapeNature Central Reservations: +27 (0)21 483 0190, [email protected]
Visit Limietberg Nature Reserve’s home page.
Video courtesy of CapeNature.