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Fernkloof Hike

Fernkloof Hike

Fernkloof Hike On a Fernkloof Hike, we offer guided hikes in the Fernkloof Reserve. There are around 60 kilometers of hiking trails of varying in difficulty, all professionally guided to suit your level of fitness and ability. The Fernkloof Reserve A hike in the...

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Kogelberg Nature Reserve

Kogelberg Nature Reserve

The Kogelberg Kogelberg Hike The Kogelberg Hike in the Kogelberg reserve lies within the southern stretch of the rugged Hottentots Holland mountain range. The Kogelberg Hike in the Kogelberg Biosphere encompasses the entire coastal area from Gordon’s Bay to the Bot...

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Whale Trail

Whale Trail

https://africansunroad.com/fernkloof-hermanus-hike/ The Whale Trail Hike is a 6 day 5 night coastal wilderness hiking trail in one of the planet's most beautiful & ecologically diverse floral kingdoms, the De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape, South Africa....

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Wine Walk

Wine Walk

Guided Wine WalkWe are offering a Guided Overberg wine walk from 2-4 days within the fynbos, vineyards and olive groves of the Hemel & Aarde Valley in the Overberg. The Hemel & Aarde Valley starts about 3 km from Hermanus town and heads northeast to Caledon...

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Hiking Cederberg

Hiking Cederberg

Hiking Cederberg When Hiking the Cederberg you can explore the land of crazy rock formations.Cederberg mountains and nature reserve are located near Clanwilliam (+ 300km north of Cape Town). The wilderness area encompasses 71 000 hectares of rugged serrated sandstone...

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OUR SIGNATURE TOUR

 

Whales – The Whale Trail Hike, slack-packing bucket list adventure

 

Our Whale Trail in the De Hoop Reserve is professionally guided by ‘husband and wife team,’ Ralph and Gill, who are FGASA qualified Field, Marine and S.A Tourism guides. Along with our other guided hikes and slack-packing adventures, day treks, mountain tramping, in the Western Cape Overberg. In the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom and Fynbos Biome you will be in capable hands, so look no further.
The Whale Trail is our flagship hike because it’s so popular both locally and internationally, it offers unrivaled scenery along the 56 kilometer route.

Our mountain Fynbos that we walk through on the first two days of the hike, from the start at Potberg Hut to the first coastal hut at Noetsie is unique. Its known as Limestone Fynbos only found in the De Hoop Nature Reserve. This limestone Fynbos is only found in the two triangle’s formed between Cape Infanta, Bredarsdorp and L’Agulhus and Hermanus. Because the limestone the Fynbos is different to the surrounding Overberg area so some of the flowers we see are found nowhere else on Earth.
So the next three days are spent walking on the spectacular beaches and cliffs exploring the coastal caves first inhabited by the Khoisan. The coastal walk is from Noetsie to the end of the Whale Trail at Koppie Aleen.

 

Whale Trail video 2008

Whale Trail Video October 2018

INFORMATIVE

JAPAN TO RESUME COMMERCIAL WHALING

JAPAN TO RESUME COMMERCIAL WHALING

Commercial whalingI just read a very sad news article that I believe will have a severe impact on the global whale conservation effort. It was announced that Japan is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whaling...

Whale Trail Bookings

Whale Trail Bookings

Whale Trail Bookings. The Whale Trail Bookings. This Hike in the De Hoop Nature Reserve, is a 6 day 5 night coastal wilderness hiking trail in one of the planets most beautiful & ecologically diverse floral kingdoms. And its the only floral kingdom...

Kruger National Park bookings

Kruger National Park bookings

Kruger National Park bookings Kruger National Park bookings, the park is situated in north-eastern South Africa and is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and...

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Hermanus Overstrand Beach Walk

Hermanus Overstrand Beach Walk

Hermanus Overstrand Beach WalkSopiesklipThe Hermanus Overstrand beach walk to Sopiesklip is what most people imagine walking on the beach is all about.The Hermanus Overstrand beach walk starts at Grotto Beach's Blue Flag Beach, the distance from Grotto Beach to...

Beach Walk

Beach Walk

Beach walkSopiesklip Beach WalkThe beach walk to Sopiesklip is what most people imagine walking on the beach is all about. The beach walk starts at Grotto Beach, Hermanus’ Blue Flag Beach. The distance from Grotto Beach to Sopiesklip is 6 kilometers, along...

Oudebosch Leopards Gorge Hike

Oudebosch Leopards Gorge Hike

Oudebosch Leopards GorgeThe Oudebosch Leopards Gorge hike is a day hike in the Kogelberg Nature reserve. Departure is from the conservation office close to the Oudebosch cabins, where one picks up a  permit at R40 per person. Because the hike requires leaving a...

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Slackpacking Vine to Beach

Slackpacking Vine to Beach

Slackpack Vine to Beach This is Wine Country Our wine walks, trails and slackpacking walks or hikes are based in the famous Hemel en Aarde valley part of the Overberg and Cape Fold-belt mountains. Because this is a wine region with many world famous wine Estates like...

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5 Night Ramble

5 Night Ramble

Bookings are open for new reservations. We have just completed two rambles, one in August and the other in September, See what our exciting 5 Night Ramble has to offer. Priced from R 7 400 per person, discounted rates for group bookings.

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4 Night Ramble. Don’t miss out, Book Now

4 Night Ramble. Don’t miss out, Book Now

Join us on an Overberg 4 Night Ramble, whale viewing and wine tasting in the picturesque Hemel en Aarde wine valley over the long-weekend period from 21st to 25th September 2019 Be a part of this exciting offer accommodation on the farm is limited.                   ...

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Whale Trail Wine Walk

Whale Trail Wine Walk

The Whale Trail Wine Walk is a totally unique package designed to enable hikers to experience the joy of a " Whale Trail" Whale viewing, mountain Fynbos, beaches , cliffs  combined with stunning wine walks in the Hemel en Aarde wine valley. Avoiding the limitations of...

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Slackpacking Vine to Beach

Slackpacking Vine to Beach

Slackpack Vine to Beach This is Wine Country Our wine walks, trails and slackpacking walks or hikes are based in the famous Hemel en Aarde valley part of the Overberg and Cape Fold-belt mountains. Because this is a wine region with many world famous wine Estates like...

5 Night Ramble

5 Night Ramble

Bookings are open for new reservations. We have just completed two rambles, one in August and the other in September, See what our exciting 5 Night Ramble has to offer. Priced from R 7 400 per person, discounted rates for group bookings.

4 Night Ramble. Don’t miss out, Book Now

4 Night Ramble. Don’t miss out, Book Now

Join us on an Overberg 4 Night Ramble, whale viewing and wine tasting in the picturesque Hemel en Aarde wine valley over the long-weekend period from 21st to 25th September 2019 Be a part of this exciting offer accommodation on the farm is limited.                   ...

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The Whale Trek/Hike-in winter

The Whale Trek/Hike-in winter

Whale Trail hike in winter The Whale Trek or Hike in the De Hoop Nature Reserve 5 night slack-packing trail.We recently returned from hiking the Whale Trek or Trail  on the Cape coast of South Africa in the De Hoop Nature reserve.. I now feel “qualified”...

Whales and  Southern Right Whale

Whales and Southern Right Whale

Whales-Southern Right Whale Whales - Whaling  - a short history Whales-Southern Right Whale, have visited our South African coastline for centuries and Hermanus is one of their favourite playgrounds. Southern Right whales were given their name as they were considered...

Afro-montane forest Assegaaibos  in Fernkloof

Afro-montane forest Assegaaibos in Fernkloof

Afromontane Forest  Afromontane forest - Fernkloof nature reserve Assegaaibos an example of an Afro-montane forest Walking in the Afromontane forest - Fernkloof nature reserve, we approached the pristine Afromontane forest called Assegaaibos .The tree...

FAUNA & FLORA

Birding South Africa

Birding South Africa

BIRDING SOUTH AFRICABirding SA offers outstanding infrastructure, with regards to accommodation and food. Therefore birding in South Africa with its varied landscapes and wildlife make it one of the greatest countries in the world to bird in.  To find over...

5 Night Ramble

5 Night Ramble

Bookings are open for new reservations. We have just completed two rambles, one in August and the other in September, See what our exciting 5 Night Ramble has to offer. Priced from R 7 400 per person, discounted rates for group bookings.

Whale Trail Flowers

Whale Trail Flowers

Whale Trail Flowers Whale Trail Flowers are not usually considered by most people who hike the De Hoop Whale Trail. They hike the trail for the dramatic weathered cliffs, glorious beaches, bird life and of course the prolific amount of Southern Right...

Southern Right Whales

Southern Right Whales

Southern Right WhaleGreat news for the Southern Right Whales. With all the bad news and negativity in the media, especially when it comes to the state of our marine resources, it's great to be able to share something rather more uplifting. On Saturday,...