Fernkloof Nature Reserve Cliff Path

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Planning a trip to Hermanus or surroundings? Why not take a stroll or more energetic walk along the cliff path.

This route runs almost the whole length of the town of Hermanus, for approximately 10 km. Hermanus is about 120 km from Cape Town. The Cliff path starts at the New Harbour in the west and meanders all along the rocky coastline to the mouth of the Klein River in the east. You can start the route anywhere and walk as far as you want. The path is clearly marked and signposted. You might see Southern Right Whales along the route. They come to Walker bay to mate and calve from June to November.

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This is a scenic walk with the waves crashing against the rocks down below, fynbos, birds, rock pools, dassies, flowers and the mountain as backdrop.

 

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The Old Harbour, which is now a museum and National Monument, is along this route as well as restaurants and markets in the tourist part of town.

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On your way back to Cape Town why not drive through the towns of Kleinmond, Betty’s Bay, Rooi Els and one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world, Clarence Drive.

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