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Leopard’s Gorge hike, cycle back

From Kogelberg to Harold Porter Botanical Garden and back

Hardy plants
I fail to understand why I hadn’t thought of it before. The Leopard’s Gorge hike is a perennial favourite: short and scenically spectacular, fynbos and forest. But the logistics of leaving transport at both ends, or walking the gorge in both directions, have never appealed to me. And then on Saturday night I suggested to Marion that we drop the bikes at Harold Porter National Botanical Garden, drive to and hike from Kogelberg, enjoy lunch in the garden, and cycle back to the vehicle. Good exercise, quick and satisfyingly diverse.

Oudebosch eco cottages
Heading up to Oudebosch
In Oudebosch
On the plateau
Entering Leopard's Gorge from the top
Botanical wonderland
Edging down to the garden
View down to Harold Porter Botanical Garden
Disa Gorge

More photos of incredible Kogelberg Nature Reserve

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