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Address: Magnolia Street, Hermanus, South Africa

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Wonderful walk and views

I did the short walk to the top of the koppie as well as a walk along the contour path the cave. At the top you get wonderful views of Hermanus and Walker Bay and a great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
tobes727
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the short walk to the top of the koppie as well as a walk along the contour path the cave. At the top you get wonderful views of Hermanus and Walker Bay and a great opportunity for some photos. The path is neat and well maintained and also not very demanded. There is wheelchair access to the contour... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is near town. Ample parking available. There are stairs to climb but not difficult. The view at night overlooking the homes and bay is spectacular. Allow about 1 hour but you can do it in 30 minutes to walk around and explore a little.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Mr Hoy, a railway engineer with Nimby tendancies, is buried on the small mound of rock which divides old Hermanus. He loved the champagne air in the seaside resort of Hermanuspietersfontein, so he ensured that a station was built but no railway tracks! Thus he is interred above the lovely town, which, until the invention of motor transport, deterred the... More 

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Belsele
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

it was a short climb till the top and so worth it. Fantastic view, saw some small animals on the way. and nice to stretch the legs a bit. A safe place too.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

How's Koppie, or at least the base of the all, is five minutes or so from the centre of Hermanus. It is a hill with a cave and the summit hosts the burial place of Mr hoy and his wife. I believe he was a Scottish railway engineer who had the good sense to keep railways out of the region.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Hoy's Koppie is very close to town and is worth the relatively easy climb to the top for the amazing 360' views of Hermanus once you get to the top. There is a flat walk way to the half way point or steps all the way to the top. Can be achieved by most people. At the top are the... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Not a strenuous walk, a cobbled/paved stepped walkway leads up to the top of this hill where there are a couple of graves. It affords lovely views of the surrounding areas and the bay. There were beautiful wild flowers in flower when we went up there. A peaceful place where it is nice to just sit and gaze into the... More 

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Hermanus, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A good 1 hour activity in Hermanus - and not many people aware of this natural attraction. A nice walk up to the top, on the main contour path, that takes you right around the Koppie. The top stairs could be tiring for those not too fit, however once there - you enjoy stunning views of Hermanus, the Fernkloof Mountains... More 

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Beder, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A small hill inside Hermanus. Take the path and the stairs to the top. Here you will find the graves of the first mayor in Hermanus and his wife. If you are lucky the will be a guide to walk you to the top and tell you what you can see: The High School, the golf course, the Hermanus Hights... More 

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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Great views of Hermanus from the top . Very interesting information along the path to the top on signboards. Quite a few security persons around keeping an eye out. This spot is a must see when in Hermanus. Highly recommended.

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