La Motte Hiking Trail - Guided

sport,relax,tour in Franschhoek

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Closed for winter - reopens in September.

Mondays to Saturdays
09h00 - 14h00

Closed on Christian religious holidays.

Cost is R100 per person (includes a bottle of water and hiking route map.)

The La Motte Hiking Trail offers the ideal opportunity to explore nature and take in the breathtaking vistas of the Franschhoek Valley.

Explore La Motte’s flora and fauna

The Sustainable Hike is a further expression of La Motte’s commitment to the highest conservation and biodiversity standards and the protection of precious indigenous flora and fauna in the mountain area surrounding the estate and the adjoining Wemmershoek mountain range. It offers the ideal opportunity to explore abundant birdlife, a protea garden, sustainably farmed vineyards, a wealth of flora, resident mammals and reptiles and the breathtaking vistas of the Franschhoek Valley.

The circular route, which starts at the La Motte Tasting Room, stretches over five kilometres, with the hiking trail section covering two kilometres. The time required to complete the trail is about two hours when walking and three hours when strolling.

The trail has a Grade 1B rating and requires a fair degree of fitness. It is therefore not recommended for children under the age of 10. Prospective hikers are reminded that dogs and mountain bikes are not permitted. Maximum group size of 10. Safe convenient parking is available.

On Tuesday mornings guests are invited to a Guided Hike where a well-informed and passionate guide will share information on the flora and fauna and the Franschhoek valley. Hikers receive a hiking trail map, bottle of water and will be treated to light refreshments when stopping for a breather at the Lapa.