Perched on the slopes of the Klein River Mountains, with sweeping views across the Overberg from the Akkedisberg to Gansbaai, Phillipskop Mountain Reserve is a place for you to unwind and explore. The reserve, around 250ha in size, is dominated by the pointed summit of Phillipskop and covered with almost pristine fynbos. It is situated just 10km outside Stanford, overlooking the Klein River Cheese Factory.

The reserve has a number of hiking trails, suitable for all ages. It is one of the few places where anyone can access the heights of the Klein River Mountains this side of Hermanus. Visit a small waterfall, impressive rock stack or even the summit of Phillipskop itself. You can also visit Phillipskop Cave, a local heritage site with the only recorded rock art on the Cape Whale Coast. Guided walks on the reserve with Chris, an expert on the fynbos.

The spacious chalet-style cottages have 3 bedrooms: a double en-suite and two twins with a shared bathroom containing bath and shower. All towels and bedding are provided. The main living area is open plan with plenty of room so that you are not getting under each other’s feet. It comprises a dining area with large 8-seater table; a kitchen with fridge-freezer, gas stove, microwave and other essential items; and a comfy sitting area with views up to Phillipskop. The sitting area has a log-burning stove for the cooler months, and the cottage is supplied with solar hot water, including gas back-up so that you never run out. There is the essential braai area on the mountain side of the cottage and a large deck on the valley side, so that you can take in the views.

Free WiFi is now available in our cottages for your convenience.

Accommodation Rates on Request
Reduced prices are available during the week (excluding school and public holidays). High season rates apply in December & January. Please see website for further details.

Please see our website for more details of accommodation and availability:

From 1st February 2024, the privilege of hiking at Phillipskop will only be possible for those who:
* Stay overnight in our accommodation;
* Book a guided walk;
* Join a volunteer alien hack; or
* Become a Friend of Phillipskop by joining our Membership scheme

Non-members will no longer be able to visit the reserve as day visitors – unless you have booked a guided walk or are joining an alien hack.
Members and overnight guests will be able to continue the enjoy access to our extensive network of hiking trails amongst Phillipskop’s beautiful fynbos.