Limietberg Nature Reserve

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.

Main attractions

  • 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
  • Birding
  • Picnicking

Top sightings: Caracal, leopard, dassie, klipspringer, baboon, endemic Cape sugarbird and protea canary, Verreaux’s eagle, bushman paintings

Accommodation: Camping

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.