Keurboomstrand, Garden Route
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Lying on the other side of Keurbooms River from Plettenberg Bay, Keurboomstrand or beach lies on an enviable part of the Garden Route, highly popular for camping, fishing and swimming. But don't let the idea of holiday fever crowds deter you during the off season, as the views and beach at Keurbooms Strand are pretty spectacular.
The word 'keurboom' comes from the local Keurboom tree or choice tree (Virgilia oroboides), which produces pretty pink-mauve flowers from August to September and again in December. Keurboomstrand lies in the shadow of a mountain thick with trees, its beaches a pristinee and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean an added bonus here in the heart of the Garden Route, with easy access to its highlights like the Tsitsikamma (but a half hour's drive from here), Storms River Mouth, Knysna, Nature's Valley and the attractions of Plettenberg Bay.
From the beach your direct line of sight across the waves is of the Robberg Peninsula and nature reserve on the other side of Plett, as the very popular neighbouring beach side town is known. The Keurbooms River, which lies just a little further than midway between Plett and the suburb of Keurbooms Strand, meets the Bitou River to form a lagoon with its own island. This is a wonderful hive of skiing, fishing and boat cruises where one can explore the river in a canoe. The estuary of the Keurbooms River is one of the best examples of a tidal river mouth that the Garden Route has to offer
One can take long walks along the Keurboom Strand or if hikes are what you after then the Keurbooms River Nature Reserve, just a few kilometres out on the N2 from Keurbooms Strand, has a few to offer.
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Just north of Nature's Valley, between the towns of Kareedouw and Misgund, the Formosa Nature Reserve lies inland of what is arguably the most beautiful stretch of coastline in the country - the Garden Route. The Formosa Nature Reserve probably got its title from Bartholomew Dias, as early as 1488, when ... more information
The new Garden Route National Park, established by SANParks and also known as GRNP, spans an impressive 121 000 hectares and includes the existing Wilderness and Tsitsikamma national parks, the Knysna Lakes area and roughly 52 000 hectares of newly proclaimed land. Still regarded as 'new' the ... more information
Head off towards Nature’s Valley from Plettenberg Bay on the N2 and Keurbooms River Nature Valley lies roughly 8 km along the major route of the N2. The beautiful Keurbooms River nature reserve that stretches over a distance of 2500 hectares, is bisected by the Keurbooms River and overlooks the estuary... more information
Just outside Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route is a beautiful, remote rocky peninsula touted as the most popular walking destination in and around Plettenberg Bay. Robberg Nature Reserve is a charged booster of outdoor living - incredible scenery, views over shoreline and sea, a thriving Cape fur seal colony... more information
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