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Fernkloof Hike

Fernkloof Hike

Fernkloof Hike Fernkloof Hike - we offer guided hikes in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve – There are some 60 kilometers of hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty professionally guided to suit your level of fitness and agility. Fernkloof Hermanus Hike introduction...

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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

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. Professionally guided by FGASA Field and  Marine and...

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Wine Walk

Wine Walk

Hemel & Aarde Valley Vineyards Fynbos & Wine Day Wine Walk Walks & Trails Distance (km) Time (hours) Difficulty Scenic Wine Ramble 5 2.5 -3 easy mostly downhill Fernkloof & Wine Walk 10 4-5 moderate Galpin Peak Wine Hike 13 5-6 moderate with        5...

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Hiking Cederberg

Hiking Cederberg

  Hiking Cederberg  Hiking Cederberg - Explore the land of crazy rock formations! Visit the Cederberg and experience Hiking Cederberg. Hiking Cederberg mountains and nature reserve are located near Clanwilliam (+ 300km north of Cape Town). Hiking Cederberg in the...

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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. The 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.
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 October 2018

Whale Trail September 2016

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Whale Trail Hike – Bookings

Whale Trail Hike Bookings. Whale Trail Hike 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 the only floral kingdom contained in...

Wine Walk

Hemel & Aarde Valley Vineyards Fynbos & Wine Day Wine Walk Walks & Trails Distance (km) Time (hours) Difficulty Scenic Wine Ramble 5 2.5 -3 easy mostly downhill Fernkloof & Wine Walk 10 4-5 moderate Galpin Peak Wine Hike 13 5-6 moderate with        5...

Hermanus Wine Walk

Hemel & Aarde Valley Vineyards Fynbos & Wine Day Walk Walks & Trails Distance (km) Time (hours) Difficulty Scenic Wine Ramble 5 2.5 -3 easy mostly downhill Fernkloof & Wine Walk 10 4-5 moderate Galpin Peak Wine Hike 13 5-6 moderate with        5 km...

STORIES

Beach Walk

Sopiesklip Beach Walk The 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 white, pristine...

Oudebosch Leopards Gorge Hike

The 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. The Oudebosch Leopards Gorge  hike...

Palmiet River Walk

The Palmiet River Walk The Palmiet River is a typical Western Cape river in that it is supplied by winter rainfall.  The name is taken from the endemic, robust, semi-aquatic plant that flourishes along the river banks and marshy areas. The name derivation Prionium...

HOLIDAY OPTIONS

Breakaway Holiday

Breakaway Holiday Breakaway holiday with Africansunroad Tourism, we offer three options for the perfect weekend, midweek or romantic Breakaway holiday. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our beautiful home in the secure Estate located...

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Breakaway

Breakaway Breakaway with Africansunroad Tourism, we offer three options for the perfect weekend, midweek or romantic Breakaway. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our beautiful home in the secure Estate located in Hermanus where meals ...

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Overberg Breakaway

Overberg Breakaway Overberg Breakaway with Africansunroad Tourism, we offer three options for the perfect weekend, midweek or romantic Overberg Breakaway. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our beautiful home in the secure Estate...

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Hiking Getaways

Hiking Getaways Africansunroad Tourism offers three options for the perfect hiking getaways, midweek or romantic Overberg holiday. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our beautiful home in the secure Estate Hermanus. Where Gilly our...

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Breakaway Holiday

Breakaway Holiday Breakaway holiday with Africansunroad Tourism, we offer three options for the perfect weekend, midweek or romantic Breakaway holiday. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our beautiful home in the secure Estate located...

Breakaway

Breakaway Breakaway with Africansunroad Tourism, we offer three options for the perfect weekend, midweek or romantic Breakaway. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our beautiful home in the secure Estate located in Hermanus where meals ...

Overberg Breakaway

Overberg Breakaway Overberg Breakaway with Africansunroad Tourism, we offer three options for the perfect weekend, midweek or romantic Overberg Breakaway. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our beautiful home in the secure Estate...

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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” to write this...

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

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 communities...

FAUNA & FLORA

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 whales that...

Southern Right Whales

Southern Right Whales Great news for the Southern Right Whale. 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, with a one...

Cape Dwarf Chameleon

Cape Dwarf Chameleons Bradypodion pumilum The Cape Dwarf Chameleon. This small chameleon ranging in size from 2-15 cm ( including the tail) is  native to the Western Cape Province. They are usually considered endemic to the subcontinent, but some researchers also...

Fernkloof Hike

Fernkloof Hike Fernkloof Hike - we offer guided hikes in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve – There are some 60 kilometers of hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty professionally guided to suit your level of fitness and agility. Fernkloof Hermanus Hike introduction...