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Kleinmond is a tranquil little coastal town between the mountain and the sea, situated inside a UNESCO-declared Biosphere, with over 1600 species of fynbos. Just an hour away from Cape Town, and 15 minutes from Hermanus. Small enough for a quiet weekend getaway, and big enough to have the infrastructure of schools, sport facilities, restaurants and shops. Nature lovers will enjoy the hiking trails along the coastal walkway and for the more adventurous there are a number of hiking trails in the mountains. From June to November, whales can be seen from the coastline, where they come to mate and calf. Birders can tick off the Cape Rock Jumper, amongst 360 other species.
The champagne air, pristine beaches, spectacular seascapes and mountains will revitalize your mind, body and soul! Holistic healers also available for those looking for alternative therapists.
By Trisa Hugo of 50/50 Self-Catering Accommodation: website
Things to do in Betty’s Bay
Enjoy the wonderful mix of sea, mountains, fresh air and nature to revitalise your soul.
Mountain walks abound from the gentle Rod's trail to the whole-day Kogelberg. The trails are well marked and a useful booklet is available from the Tourism Office in Kleinmond.
Betty’s Bay is possibly best known for the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden that provides visitors with an opportunity to wander through clearly marked, natural fynbos. This little treasure lies in the foothills of the Kogelberg mountains. Well-maintained footpaths (some are wheelchair accessible) allow visitors to stroll up to magnificent waterfalls and rock pools while learning about the botanical wonders of the area.
At Stony Point, near the ruins of the old whaling station, a colony of African Penguins have taken up residence. Early morning or late evening, take the boardwalk to see them fight the breaking seas. Also see how this one of only two land-based breeding colonies in Southern Africa interact with cormorants and dassies, and other creatures in the wild.
Scenic drives with interesting places to stop, wine and protea farms, dunes, lagoons, lakes and wetlands, caves, wild horses, sunbathing, swimming, rich fishing opportunities, snorkeling, scuba diving, crayfishing and musseling (with permits), shell collecting, surfing, kayaking, body-boarding and kite-surfing, river-rafting and photography.
You just have to name it. We have got it.
Visit this magic fynbos country (part of the World Heritage Site).
Jabula Lodge B&B
Forgot to mention the dolphins and whales! At the time of writing guests are reporting good sightings at Kleinmond, and on the Coasr Road (R44) between Rooi Els and Gordon's Bay.