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Hoy's Koppie

Magnolia Street, Hermanus, Overstrand, South Africa
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Top of the town!

Like other reviewers, I found this a great afternoon hike...just under an hour going up. The path... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Celtic-Wanderer
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SCOTLAND
An interesting climb in Central Hermanus

A steep but manageable climb in Central Hermanus. Try it on a clear day...terrific views. Sadly the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary P
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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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“easy climb” (7 reviews)
“small hill” (2 reviews)
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Magnolia Street, Hermanus, Overstrand, South Africa
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"easy climb"
in 7 reviews
"wheelchair access"
in 3 reviews
"small hill"
in 2 reviews
"nice short walk"
in 2 reviews
"great view of the town"
in 2 reviews
"wooden walkway"
in 2 reviews
"keeping an eye"
in 2 reviews
"wear walking shoes"
in 2 reviews
"birds eye view"
in 3 reviews
"contour path"
in 2 reviews
"walker bay"
in 7 reviews
"hermanus town"
in 3 reviews
"interesting information"
in 2 reviews
"safe parking"
in 2 reviews
"watching whales"
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"ample parking"
in 2 reviews
"fernkloof nature reserve"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Like other reviewers, I found this a great afternoon hike...just under an hour going up. The path is a bit uneven in places, and a walking pole/stick might be helpful to steady you up and down. I was fortunate that the security guard was just...More

Thank Celtic-Wanderer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A steep but manageable climb in Central Hermanus. Try it on a clear day...terrific views. Sadly the plaques for Sir Wlliam Hoy and his wife have been "removed"... We climb each year hoping that they will have been replaced....It is worth the effort.

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

What a lovely experience walking up the koppie, sitting watching whales in the distance and enjoying the peace and tranquility with the bustling town below. I would recommend it any day. there are a guard on duty. Not with you all the time, but at...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Best view over the whole of Hermanus apart from mountain drive. A must for tourists and locals alike.

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

An excellent walk up a marked path and sometimes wooden walkway, up to the top of the Koppie overlooking Hermanus. We all enjoyed it although there were a lot of stairs and it was quite steep in places. None of us are really fit but...More

Thank Catherine040
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Parking available at the bottom of the hill and from there its only really a 10/15 minute walk up, a little bit of trial but mainly stairs. Gives some lovely views over Hermanus and helps you get a bit of perspective on the towns size....More

Thank JoshDeee
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

When we viewed this hill from the base, my heart sank as I knew that, for me, it would be uphill all the way!! My husband came up with a less strenuous alternative... we drove out on the road to Bot River, but took a...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

For tourists this is a must. If your hotel or guest house is in the CBD, then you can walk to Hoy's Koppie. From there you have beautiful views and sunsets. There is safe parking should you come by car. It is best to wear...More

Thank elsabejansevanrensbu
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Great morning stroll within the town of Hermanus. The walk is an easy stroll on clearly marked route and boardwalk. At the top you have a great view of the town Hermanus as well as the bay area.

Thank 148leons
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Good place to catch a nice short walk up the koppie, good views on offer. Ample parking available near the koppie.

Thank Tiaan R
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Jandré d
3 April 2017|
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Response from postscript65 | Reviewed this property |
A leisurely 10-15 minutes
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Kate H
25 January 2017|
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Response from eedenspies | Reviewed this property |
I do think it is quite save to start walking from East Cliff Spar on the sea paths up to Grotto beach. It is a very nice walk with a beautiful view.
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