Salmonsdam Waterfall Hiking Trail

The Salmonsdam Nature Reserve in the Western Cape offers those who love the outdoors a number of walking and hiking trails through the reserve itself. The Waterfall Trail is a very manageable two kilometre trail that takes only around an hour to complete. It is an out-and-return trail that takes hikers through the magnificent fynbos, endemic to South Africa, as well as Cape ...
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Perlemoen Hiking Trail

The Perlemoen Green Flag slackpacking trail, centred around South Africa’s famous Great White shark cage diving and whale watching capital of Gansbaai, basically consists of three days’ hiking (with alternative shorter as well as self-catering options). The trail provides fascinating insight into the area – famous for its shipwrecks and infamous for its Perlemoen (abalone) poac...
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Hidden Gems in Hermanus

Hermanus is one of the gems of the Whale Coast, and is characterized by lush rolling hills, a wine route of its own, salty ocean air, and eclectic and artsy shops. If you’re weekending at this coastal town, then read on to discover some of our favourite spots in this little piece of heaven on earth. Area Exploration and Leisure: Village Square and the adjacent outdoor mar...
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Our Favourite Five Restaurants in Hermanus

The Chas Everitt Team from Hermanus have put together a list of their top five favourite restaurant hot spots for you to enjoy with your friends and family in Hermanus. The Eatery Hermanus Taste the bounty of fresh, delicious food that their chef prepares from local, in-season ingredients - simple recipes show off these fine ingredients and deliver flavour and wholesome n...
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Hermanus MTB Trails

The Hermanus MTB Trail starts at the Hemel-en-Aarde Village and has four different routes that will take you deep into our beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Each track has its own scale of difficulty and the trail as a whole caters for every class and style of mountain biker. You will find yourself meandering along rivers, in green vineyards, fynbos and high up on ridges where y...
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Hermanus Whale Festival Trail Runs

Hermanus Whale Festival Trail Runs – will take place on Saturday 11 October 2014. There will a 20km and 10km Trail Run. Beautiful mountain trails with river crossings and some lung bursting climbs will lead you through breath-taking scenery to amazing viewpoints. A must do on all trail runners’ calendar and the perfect opportunity to join one of the fastest growing sports in...
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Kleinmond Gets Astro-Turf Soccer Field

An old soccer field in Kleinmond, that was originally built on a dump site, has made way for a brand new astro-turf field. Development of this astro-turf field started in March this year and will be completed by the end of August. The facility will be managed by the Overstrand Municipality. According to Dennis Hendriks, senior manager: engineering services at the Overstra...
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Markets in Hermanus

Hermanus, in the heart of the Overberg, offers the complete lifestyle package, from beautiful coastal houses to pristine blue flag beaches. It boasts some of the best land-based whale watching in the world, plus it’s home to one of the most beautiful wine routes in South Africa; the Hemel en Aarde. Couple this with pristine beaches, indigenous nature, and a thriving community f...
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Where the Wild Flowers Are

Nothing mirrors the promise of spring like Mother Nature’s own floral explosion as the Cape’s wild flowers burst into colour each spring. In the Overberg Region, highway verges, road islands and green parks show off their own seasonal signals with arum lilies, disas and daisies. From a day out to a weekend trip or extended stay; the Whale Coast and her surrounding flower-...
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Funky Fynbos Festival

On the weekend of  12 – 14 September 2014 Gansbaai will be hosting the Funky Fynbos Festival, offering a host of outdoor activities and events. It will include activities such as mountain bike races and trail runs, fynbos displays, fynbos walks, a fresh water fishing competition, 4×4 routes, horse riding, local arts and crafts, quad biking, artesian food and wine tasting...
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