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Fernkloof Nature Reserve

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Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Hermanus, South Africa
+27 28 313 0819
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Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Hermanus, South Africa
+27 28 313 0819
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the fernkloof natre reserve is defenitely worth visiting. whether you are a tourist or a local. beautiful place to hike and to get to know the fynbos plants better and see them close up. the indigenous nursery at fernkloof is ABSOLUTELY wonderful and the owners...More

Thank elkspitt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Marvellous surrounding, Fynbos at its best. Short or longer hiking trails for everyone. Pretty lookouts to Walker Bay...

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to the centre of Hermanus this peaceful free to the public Nature Reserve has nice displays of proteas, succulents, aloes and fynbos linked by pathways in need of a little attention – pleasant grassed picnic areas – plenty of descriptive signage – clean rest...More

Thank GDay1044
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a privelage to have these trails available to explore the beauty and details of the fynbos close up. Enjoyed the tranquility and scenic views. Found the trail easy to walk - will explore longer trail on next trip. Various trails to walk from easy/beginner...More

Thank Anton B
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Fernkloof is a must visit if you enjoy nature. We went there primarily for birding and to enjoy walking in the fynbos, with lovely views of the sea in the distance. So all the exquisite tiny flowers that we saw along the way was an...More

Thank Milamuis
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Feel part of nature in this paradise. Good walks in a safe and picturesque environment. Also educational to learn the names if the indigenous plants. A must for any nature loving person.

Thank Eugene B
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This is a stunning Nature Reserve with 63km of hiking trails. Really something for any hiker - beginner of advanced hiker. Weather you fancy a sea view of interested in the fynbos you will not be disappointed.The different hiking trails is marked clearly with benches...More

Thank Willemien V
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The most beautiful place to hike, stroll, jog or mountain bike. Trails ranging from very easy to more advanced and equally suited for children and adults. The fynbos is magnificent and the views over Walker Bay, breath taking. This afternoon I saw a pair of...More

Thank janetta309
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This nature reserve on the outskirts of the Hermanus urban area is family friendly with loads of different trail options to suit the kids, granny or fit adults. The paths are well maintained and sign posted. The maps apparently not so good according to people...More

Thank Tweet G
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We have hiked in this nature reserve on many occasions. It offers a variety of circular hikes and walks of different lengths. Most are characterised by low gradients and large portions follow semi-contour paths, so are suitable for the occasional and less fit hikers. Although...More

Thank Peter F
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Jolie J
Hello, I know that the cliff path is about 12km long, but can anyone tell me about how long it takes to complete? Is it a loop or a return trail? Is it 12 km each way or in total? Do you walk back to your car the same way you came? Thank you for your time!
8 June 2017|
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Response from Peter F | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the cliff path extends from the new harbour to Grotto Beach and its one-way distance is 12 km long.