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Hoy's Koppie

Magnolia Street, Hermanus, South Africa
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Lovely walk to do in an hour or less

An excellent walk up a marked path and sometimes wooden walkway, up to the top of the Koppie... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hermanus, South Africa
A short hill climb with nice views

Parking available at the bottom of the hill and from there its only really a 10/15 minute walk up... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Magnolia Street, Hermanus, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 29 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
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

Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 21 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
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
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
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Hoy's Koppie (a little hill) is situated in the middle of the town. On top of the Koppie are two graves of the family Hoy with an explanation about their contribution to the community. It is an easy climb to the top of the Koppie....More

Thank Esta M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This lookout point is almost in central Hermanus but only accessible on foot from a lower parking area – we found a far better view point that looks down on the Koppie far below and has much better extensive views over Hermanus and along the...More

2  Thank GDay1044
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Well worth a visit, as it has some amazing views of Hermanus, and is so peaceful, make sure you have your camera ready. Recommended.

Thank malc1005
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I was born in Hermanus. As a matter of fact I am a decendent of the Founding Father....Pieter Hermanus Pieters. This is such a beautiful hill to climb and see the amazing town of Hermanus from the top. You will enjoy it as a family...More

Thank Pieter P
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Jandré d
3 April 2017|
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Response from postscript65 | Reviewed this property |
A leisurely 10-15 minutes
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.