Potberg lies in the north-eastern section of De Hoop, one of CapeNature’s flagship reserves. Both the flora and fauna are magnificent. Once through the gates you have a good chance of spotting game such as bontebok, eland and the rare Cape mountain zebra. Park in the shade near the old farmhouse, now used as the first night’s accommodation on the Whale Trail. Then walk around the back of the farmhouse and look for the white footprints heading off in a northerly direction. After a short distance the path heads slightly left. As you gain height you’ll see the Potberg offices on your left. Further up the hill a path comes in from the right - ignore it and continue on the clearly marked trail to the top of the 589m-high fynbos-clad Potberg Mountain...
(GPS coordinates: -34.379048, 20.533335)
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