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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 Fernkloof reserve which covers an area of 18 square kilometers, and boasts around 2000 plant species. New species are being discovered all the time by the very active botanical society that administers and runs the reserve together with the local Hermanus municipality.  

A route map is available at the visitors center at the end of the reserve driveway and this makes choosing a route very easy. For example the Green Route is 3.4 km and takes approximately 1.5 hrs to walk. A shorter option is the Blue Route  which is a 2.2 km trail  that incorporates the Fernkloof Gardens and is walked in under an hour .

The Fernkloof Reserve has a wide variety of habitats, from afromontane forests to rocky cliffs. Therefore there are many kilometers of trails to be explored. The cliff path which borders the town of Hermanus cat also be explored on a Fernkloof hike. There is also an overnight hut on Galpin Peak that can be hired through the botanical society.

Time:  2 hour walk from R 250.00 per participant, minimum 2 people, half-day (or part there of) – Includes coffee/tea, from R 350.00 per participant, minimum 2 people Time: exceeding 5 hrs –  Includes a packed lunch, coffee/tea or fruit juice, contact us for a quote.

Fernkloof reserve

Flora and Fauna

Fynbos is characterized by evergreen heaths and shrubs, and noted for its Proteas.  The Fynbos of the reserve forms part of the Fynbos Biome which is in the south-western corner of South Africa.Therefore the Fernkloof reserve has a very healthy bird population, with six of the Fynbos endemic bird species, and a growing population of Kilpspringer, Cape Grysbok and Baboons, and we have seen Cape Leopard spoor on a few occasions.

Fernkloof Hike

Cape Floral Kingdom

Fernkloof reserve forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom and falls within the smallest of the six Floral Kingdoms in the world, and is the only one contained in its entirety within a single country. Because the Cape Floral kingdom is 9 644 square kilometers it has about 9000 plant species compared to the British Isles which is 320 000 square kilometers with 1 500 species.

Fernkloof Reserve

Hike and Walk prices

Our 2 to 3 hour hike or walk is R 500.00 per person minimum 2 people there is a charge of  R 250.00 per additional person.

Half day or part thereof, includes tea, coffee and muffins. R 700.00 per person minimum 2 people. There is a charge of  R 350.00 per additional person.

Exceeding 5 hours include tea or coffee and muffins in the morning and a packed lunch with fruit juice for lunch; please contact us for a quote.

Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, unfortunately the world we live in has changed forever. Please note that all the prices quoted  are subject to change because of local and global conditions.

Obviously we will try our best to stick to the the prices as quoted throughout this vast website. Any changes will be communicated at the time of booking, and your booking confirmation price will remain fixed.

Hike and Walk Prices

Our 2 to 3 hour hike or walk is R 500.00 per person minimum 2 people there is a charge of  R 250.00 per additional person.

Half day or part thereof, includes tea, coffee and muffins. R 700.00 per person minimum 2 people. There is a charge of  R 350.00 per additional person.

Exceeding 5 hours include tea or coffee and muffins in the morning and a packed lunch with fruit juice for lunch; please contact us for a quote.

Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, unfortunately the world we live in has changed forever. Please note that all the prices quoted  are subject to change because of local and global conditions.

Obviously we will try our best to stick to the the prices as quoted throughout this vast website. Any changes will be communicated at the time of booking, and your booking confirmation price will remain fixed.

Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, unfortunately the world we live in has changed forever. Please note that all the prices quoted  are subject to change because of local and global conditions.

Obviously we will try our best to stick to the the prices as quoted throughout this vast website. Any changes will be communicated at the time of booking, and your booking confirmation price will remain fixed.

As a result there have been many additional restrictions placed on us (Africansunroad.com) by our suppliers and providers, some of which we have been required to pass on down the line, and we trust that you understand.

Please be advised that all quotes expire after 14 days from the date they are sent, thereafter amended prices may apply.

 

Please provide the following items for your walk or hike
  • Day pack
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Suitable hiking/walking boots or shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Binoculars/camera
  • Medication if required

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