The Rooster Trails

Hike your heart out!


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    Colour-coded and signposted trails at Eight Bells Mountain Inn - download map towards the bottom of the page

    Rooster Trails:

    Farm Dam: 30 minutes (1,3km) (blue)
    An easy walk to the dam to relax, listen to the birds and watch
    the waterlife in a tranquil setting.

    Hamlet Hobble: 45 minutes (1,7km) (green)
    A circular walk downhill crossing a bubbling brook, past old houses
    and trees before taking a leisurely stroll up the gradual slope back
    to the hotel at the pool side.

    River Rumble: 60 minutes (1,9km) (yellow)
    A delightful walk amidst trees, ferns and lush green flora which
    hugs the banks of the little stream that is crossed twice.

    Cedar Climb: 2 hours (3,9km) (orange)
    A more serious climb where many birds and other forest animals
    may be spotted. Enjoy walking amongst protea and fynbos before
    taking the red route back on the home stretch.

    Ridge Lookout: 2 hours (4.0km) (Brown+Red)
    An enjoyable but serious climb up a rocky ridge where watsonias
    grow to the lookout point with views over the Ruiterbos and Leeukloof
    Valleys. On a clear day you can spot the sea at Groot Brak, Dias Strand
    and Mossel Bay harbour.

    Protea Hill: half a day at a leisurely pace (4,2km) (red)
    Spent hours identifying the proteas and fynbos, which thrives on
    Protea Hill, or just sit back and enjoy panoramic views of the majestic mountains and surrounding countryside. Not for beginners.

    Open hours today: By appointment only
    • Monday

      Open 24h

    • Tuesday

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    • Wednesday

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    • Thursday

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    • Friday

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    • Saturday

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    • Sunday

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    • January 23, 2019 1:45 am local time

    Contact Info
    • Address
      Foot of Robinson Pass, on R328 between Mossel Bay (35km) and Oudtshoorn, (50km) Ruiterbos, Mossel Bay
    • Telephone
      +27 (0)44 631 0000
    • Email
    • GPS co-ordinates
      S 33° 56'09.5" E 22° 02'17.9"
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