Located 8 km north of Robertson and nestled among the Langeberg Mountains, Dassieshoek has some spectacular mountain walks:

Dassieshoek Trail

This is a 38km, 2-day trail through the foot hills of Langeberg Mountain. It takes you through mountain fynbos and gorges with great swimming. It is rated moderate.

Waterfall Hike

This is an easy walk to rock pools in a secluded gorge, surrounded by ferns and indigenous trees. Great to commune with nature, chill out or swim!

Arrangieskop Trail

Another 2-day trail, this time 20km to the top of Langeberg Mountains. There are spectacular views over Robertson Valley and Koo Valley, with an over-night stop in a comfortable hut; complete with hot showers and a fire! Rated for experienced hikers.

Dassishoek is a small nature reserve of little more than 767 hectares, a favourite with hikers but little known otherwise.

Should you just wish to enjoy the wild environment without a hike, there is a large picnic and braai area near the car park.


Dassieshoek is no stranger to the birding community. Awash with fynbos and relatively unvisited, it attracts an incredible diversity of birds such as:

  • Bar-throated Apalis
  • Cape Grassbirds
  • Fork-tailed Drongos
  • Jackal Buzzards
  • Lemon Doves
  • Paradise Flycatchers
  • Red-winged Starlings


If you simply arrive unannounced at the gate to hike you may find yourself locked out. Should this happen and provided you have arranged permits for walking, you can always climb the style.


Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun, 08h00 - 18h00.

Contact details

Langeberg Municipality, Ashton Office

Tel: +27 23 615 8000

Robertson Tourism Bureau

Tel: +27 23 626 4437