CapeNature Robberg Hiking Trail named one of the top 35 hikes in the world
CapeNature’s Robberg Hiking Trail, located in Plettenberg Bay, has been recognised as one of the top 35 hikes in the world. This accolade further contributes to the success of Plettenberg Bay, which has been nominated as the Leading Beach Destination in Africa at the World Travel Awards for 2023.
Robberg Nature Reserve is a popular destination for both local and international visitors alike, offering a unique combination of stunning coastal scenery, fynbos-covered dunes, and a wealth of marine life.
CapeNature Robberg Hiking Trail Awarded
This prestigious recognition is shared by only one other hiking trail in South Africa, and is a fitting testament to the incredible natural beauty and conservation efforts of the area. The travel adventure company, Explore!, who compiled the list evaluated the hiking trails according to the following criteria:
- Length (distance)
CapeNature’s CEO, Dr Razeena Omar, says: “It is an honour to receive global recognition for Robberg Nature Reserve’s breath-taking beauty and ecological significance. We are proud to have played a role in the management and protection of this iconic trail and look forward to welcoming even more visitors to experience its wonders. This recognition further highlights the importance of eco-tourism in driving economic growth, while promoting environmental conservation. Congratulations to the staff and management of CapeNature for their continued efforts in conserving the natural beauty of our province.”
Robberg Nature Reserve is a popular destination for both local and international visitors alike, offering a unique combination of stunning coastal scenery, fynbos-covered dunes, and a wealth of marine life. The reserve is home to a rich history and heritage, including evidence of human habitation, dating back more than 100 000 years. Visitors can explore the reserve’s hiking trails, enjoy whale watching, see seals basking in the sun, and even catch a glimpse of the rare African black oystercatcher.
CapeNature is a public entity mandated to promote and ensure biodiversity conservation within the Western Cape. The entity manages most of the mountain catchments and reserves that supply ecosystem services to the citizens of the Western Cape. This requires good scientific data, a sound understanding of fynbos ecology and commitment to the principles of integrated biodiversity management and planning. Most of this work is in remote areas out of the public eye, but has a direct bearing on the quality of life of millions of people in the province.
For more information about Robberg Nature Reserve and to book your stay, visit here or call 087 087 8250.
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