The Hiking Trail 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 some of La Motte’s greatest assets – the 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 recommend for children under the age of 10. Prospective hikers are reminded that dogs and mountain bikes are not permitted. Safe convenient parking is available.
On Monday 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.
Hiking Trail Contact Detail
T +27 (0)21 876 8820 E firstname.lastname@example.org
Guided Hiking Trail: Mondays at 08:00 Cost: R100 (includes a detailed map, bottle of water and light refreshments) Hiking Trail: Mon to Sat 09:00 – 14:00. Cost: R50 (includes a detailed map and a bottle of water).
Please note that the Hiking Trail will be closed on Christian religious holidays. The trail is also closed during the winter months – June, July, August and will reopen, weather allowing, in September.
Please note that the Hiking Trail will be closed on 23, 24 and 25 December.