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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 Oudebosch-Leopards Gorge The Kogelberg reserve lies within the southern stretch of the rugged Hottentots Holland mountain range. The Kogelberg Biosphere encompasses the entire coastal area from Gordon’s Bay to the Bot River vlei, and inland to Grabouw...

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Whale Trail

Whale Trail

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

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Wine Walk

Wine Walk

Guided Wine Walk We 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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At this juncture, our plea to all is to adhere to the well-publicized precautions to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Let us come together as one, for the sake of all to overcome COVID-19.

Please visit the South African government’s Covid-19 portal .

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 (Field Guides Association of South Africa) 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 amazing 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

HMS Birkenhead Disaster

HMS Birkenhead Disaster

The town of Birkenhead is situated along the west bank of the River Mersey, opposite the city of Liverpool on the west coast of England. This is where the HMS Birkenhead was laid down, at John Laird's shipyard in Birkenhead. Initially as the frigate HMS Vulcan, but...

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. When you book any trail with us, this is the guiding experience you are getting.     2 FGASA ( Field Guide Association Of SA) qualified marine, field and Cape Tourism guides to enhance your trail experience, providing a wealth of knowledge to...

STORIES

“Girls Weekend Away”

“Girls Weekend Away”

Our traditional Wine Walks have started becoming celebrated special events, from annual reunions, family holiday times and most recently, birthday celebrations. In October of 2019 we had 4 special ladies celebrating their annual excursion, last year it was Carols turn...

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...

HOLIDAY OPTIONS

50th Birthday Celebration

50th Birthday Celebration

Overberg Wine Walk 3 night option This is our Overberg Wine Walk 3 night option. We offer 2, 3 and 4 night Wine Walks with a generic agenda that we present as a basic idea of what we offer. However, invariably, as was the case with this one, things were changed and...

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Slackpacking Vine to Beach

Slackpacking Vine to Beach

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

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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. Because of the Covid-19...

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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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LATEST

50th Birthday Celebration

50th Birthday Celebration

Overberg Wine Walk 3 night option This is our Overberg Wine Walk 3 night option. We offer 2, 3 and 4 night Wine Walks with a generic agenda that we present as a basic idea of what we offer. However, invariably, as was the case with this one, things were changed and...

Slackpacking Vine to Beach

Slackpacking Vine to Beach

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

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. Because of the Covid-19...

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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” to write this...

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 500 species...

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. Because of the Covid-19...

Whale Trail Flowers

Whale Trail Flowers

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

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, with a one day...