Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Fernkloof Nature Reserve
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HunterBloemfontein
Hermanus, South Africa686 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Easy walks, for grandparents to grandchildren, as well as more challenging hikes, if you wish to go up all the way to Galpin Hut, or, even more ambitiously, Aasvoelkop. Breathtaking views, shady resting places, fascinating flora; what more can one wish for? Well: variety in every season. Spring brings the proteas in full bloom, as well as the fireflies in the evening. Clear winter days bring vistas: take your binoculars along and watch the whales in the bay below. A wholly underestimated place, that is never crowded.
Written February 1, 2020
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JoLoew
Perth, Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Spent almost four hours walking through Fernklook. Magnificent views and pleasantly surprised to see security roaming the footpaths for the security of visitors. We did not see other hikers but felt perfectly safe.
Written December 3, 2022
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Laurens D
Uden, The Netherlands99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Good walk, difficult to find (GPS sends you miles away, apple maps that is. Seems nice and friendly theway tou are welcomed. Not another soul in the neigbourhood…
Written January 27, 2022
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Marianne P
Cape Town, South Africa27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Our walk in Fernkloof nature reserve stands out as one of my most worthwhile outdoor experiences ever. The trails along the mountain slopes are interesting and the scenery from high up there is marvelous, with the town down below and the blue ocean in the background. It was early winter but the day was blue and sunny. A visit in spring when all the flowers are blooming will be wonderful. We already saw some proteas and heath.
Written June 29, 2022
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kaygrindell
Brighton, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Easy to follow trails that can be mixed and matched. Great views of the coast, town and across to Walker Bay. A must visit whilst you’re here. Not very steep, well marked and good underfoot.
Written March 9, 2023
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EverExploring
Cape Town, South Africa493 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
Way too hot to head out onto the mountain during the January heat unless you set out very early in the morning.

Tripadvisor insists that the "Hermanus cliff walk" is the same thing as Fernkloof Nature Reserve and won't create a separate attraction. I beg to differ. The Hermanus CLIFF WALK is what you need to visit. Yes, its managed by the Fernkloof Nature Reserve (officially) but geographically it is not in the same location - and it is incredible. Find it and go there instead. Cool, shady in places and enjoyable. Take some water, wear your cap, bathing suit and have a few dips along the way.
Written January 12, 2015
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Dewald R
Cape Town Central, South Africa3,063 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
There are several hiking trails available at the Fernkloof Nature Reserve with the route to the Assegaaibos waterfall being the most popular and arguably the most beautiful. The route is fairly easy and as the vegetation changes from small fynbos to being surrounded by the forest. At the waterfall you just can't help but be mesmerized by the natural beauty. After reaching the waterfall, which was in full force after the recent rains, we decided to take the Lemoenkop route which gave us a great view of Hermanus. Overall the paths were very well maintained and vary in difficulty. If you are a nature lover and find yourself in Hermanus, this reserve is a must visit!
Written October 5, 2020
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Keith99
Horsham, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
We visited Hermanus in August 15. It was a lovely sunny day although very windy.

Like everyone else we were there trying to spot whales and spent a few hours watching a mother and calf which cam very close to the shore where we were sat.

The views along this stretch of coastline are amazing and the water is crystal blue. It's a lovely little town with a few restaurants but clearly it's the coastline that you need to visit. Even our teenagers who need to be constantly occupied were wow'd by the place and the opportunity to spot whales. If you're staying in Cape Town this is a must do visit.
Written August 4, 2015
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David D
Market Harborough, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
A beautiful nature reserve. Plenty to see and well presented. Choice of walks for all ages. No charges to put you off and plenty of parking space. Picnic site with tables. Fantastic views of Hermanus and Walker Bay.
Written January 13, 2015
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Aubrey S
Franschhoek, South Africa51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
There are 3 trails red, green and yellow. The later takes one to the craggy top to Galpin hut.
So we're tough, took water and the normal lotion and hats and headed onto the mountain.
Now here starts the story, the fellow at the base ( who knows what or who he is) told us its 2 and a half hours. It took us 2hrs 20 min to get to the top and then 1 and a half to descend until low and behold the trail loses its coordinated colour coding, the visitors centre appears to go through areas we never traversed on the way up and we are LOST@#/&$ and more.
We double back and redouble back eventually emerging out of the side of reserve through a river and on the public road to the dam. DON'T laugh!!!
We then had to walk to a public circle and re enter the park from the street. So lo and behold our little walk became 13km and 6 hours.
Check it out properly and take coloured chalk to mark the unclear paths.
By the way I climbed Kilimanjaro last year so we were not as green as we sound.
Was it fun? For me yes.. MY WIFE......NEVER AGAIN
Written December 29, 2014
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