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Option 2
Overberg Exploration
3 night 4 day break
Professional Nature & Cape Tourism guided walking excursions in the Overberg.
We offer an all inclusive as well as a self-catering option for a 3 night stay in secure farm cottages in the scenic Hemel & Aarde Wine Valley.  Alternate accommodation in nearby Hermanus town  can also be arranged for those that prefer being in town. Hermanus has  many great dining options. The  Hemel & Aarde Valley starts about 3 km from  town and heads northeast to Caledon along the R320, dotted with vineyards, plantations, olive groves ,horse farms and farm-stalls to visit.
Our Overberg wine walk allows you to explore the beautiful bio diverse reserves and estates nestling between 2 mountain ranges.  Many of the numerous vineyards scattered throughout the Hemel en Aarde valley  offer walks through and across their farms and offer light lunches and meals with their vineyards best as part of the Overberg wine walk.
Day 1

Hermanus Cliff Path

Settle into your farm cottage and soak up the scenery of the Hemel & Aarde Valley  before heading into Hermanus.  Experience the historic and breathtaking views of the whale coast cliffs  as we meander along the paved wheelchair friendly path from the New Hermanus Harbour to Grotto Beach. A bio diverse and interesting coastline with a colourful history, world famous for some of the best land-based whale viewing spots. (tailored 4-12 km)
Day 2

Fernkloof Reserve hike :

A magical walk through tracts of pristine fynbos  and pockets of afromontane forests in the flower prolific heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. (tailored 8-18 km hike)
Day 3

Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve hike: Walking in Cape Natures UNESCO Wold Heritage sight is a treat, not only for the sheer visual beauty of the landscape but the wealth of the floral diversity is in-comparable. Choice of a relatively easy 10 km Palmiet River Walk or the 6-8 km Leopards Gorge hike which ends in the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens.

Day 4

Grotto Beach to Sopiesklip Beach Walk : A 12 km white sand beach Marine- guided experience to an outcrop of sandstone for a picnic on the rocks

INCLUDES

  • 3 nights self catering accommodation
  • 4 professionally guided walks/excursions
  • transfers to and from walks, Kogelberg Leopards Gorge requires  transfers via vehicles
  • packed/picnic lunches x3
  • Tea, coffee, water daily
  • Qualified Nature, Marine & Cape Tourism Guides

A new addition to our hiking portfolio is lovely 10 km meander through the Hemel and Aarde Wine  Valley, encompassing vineyards , horse stud farms, berry farms and incorporating 2 wine tastings at select wine estates. This option can be arranged on request.

More information and alternate day options below:

De Kelders to Grotto beach

Sopiesklip Beach walk

Oudebosch Leopards Gorge

Palmiet River Walk

Wine walk

Wine Walk Pics