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“Paradise”

Fernkloof Nature Reserve
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Full-Day Whale Watching in Hermanus from Cape Town
Ranked #2 of 45 things to do in Hermanus
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Glossop, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Paradise”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

What a wonderful place to spend a few hours walking, ticking off new species of flowers previously unseen. We felt as if we were miles away from anywhere.

Visited November 2013
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Gansbaai, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Nature walks and great view, hidden gem”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Hermanus is always and sometimes only associated with whales. But zooming down the main road pass the small indication that read Fern Kloof, you just think of fern's and skip it rather. There is more to see than you think. Well organize exhibition of plants in the area with there names, walks and hiking trails galore... There is even a bin to get a free walking stick that you have to return. The little path go high up and you get an nice view of Hermanus while strolling pass the fynbos that you will recognize IF you have paid attention to the exhibition Some weekends they did have a market between the tree's in the early morning. Here you can buy some early breakfast buns, local yams and the bric and brac of home made crafts...
Contact the local tourist center to find out if there is a market on the weekend if you just going to attend the market.

The walk up to the water fall is a nice one if you do not want to walk up the mountain. It is a easy walk, take it slow and see what plants you can spot on the way.....So if you tired of whale watching and the cliff paths... here is a option... to pass the time. Worth a visit. Just have the right shoes on, please you do not do hiking in slip slops!

Visited September 2013
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capetown
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Magical walk”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

The variety of plants and grasses with beautiful flowers, seedpods and leaves made this my favourite nature reserve walk in Western Cape this holiday. Great views even on the lower walk just add to it. Lovely botanical garden and nursery at the entrance. Loved the display of flowers with names at the visitor center. Well worth spending time and donation.

Visited November 2013
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very wet!”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

It is unfortunate that our walk through the nature reserve was in the pouring rain as I am sure in better weather we would have spent longer there. There was an exhibition by a local quilt group which was amazing - the amount of work and detail which had gone into them was a revelation.

Visited October 2013
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England
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“good views, away from the whales”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

If you go beyond the gardens (worth a visit on their own) and do a trail, you need a good head for heights. The paths are cut into the hillside. The views are spectacular and much of the Fynbos was in flower on our visit. You can even borrow a walking stick.

Visited October 2013
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