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Herold doesn’t need much by way of imaginative writing to inspire a visit.
The little hamlet lies right on the Montagu Pass cradled by some of the most majestic mountain scenery in the country on the R62, (Route 62) one of South Africa’s newest and most scenic travel routes that meanders between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, dotted with quaint towns and undiscovered villages like Herold. Herold lies almost halfway between George and Oudtshoorn offering not only moments of idyllic tranquillity and peaceful contemplation, but access to both the coastal and inland attractions of the Klein Karoo and the Garden Route.
The area abounds with outdoor activities, and bird watching, hiking, mountain biking, wine tours and panoramic countryside are right on your doorstep. There are also guided hikes up the nearby Cradock and George peaks. Some of the original village buildings of Herold are now incorporated on one of the guest farms in Herold whilst the remains of what was once the blacksmith’s shop, which dates back to the 1860s, is visible from the Montagu Pass.
You are not short of things to do when staying in Herold, although you may well be tempted to slow to the pace of life here and venture no further than your doorstep. But should you set out, the Cango caves are but 30 minutes’ drive from here; Herold wines - set on the slopes of Cradock Peak - offers public wine tasting and cellar tours; the beach is only half an hour away, and there are steam train trips between Knysna and George that are well worth the minor effort it would take to get there.
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Featured Attractions in (or near) Herold
Anysberg Nature Reserve lies in the Little Karoo between Ladismith, Laingsburg, Touwsrivier and Montagu, and is approximately four hours drive from Cape Town. The Anysberg reserve offers the visitor some of the most striking scenery in the Karoo as well as fascinating wildlife and plants and various ... more information
Sheltered by the Langeberg Mountains and bordered to the south by the Breede River, the Bontebok National Park provides a refuge for not only bontebok, but also for other species such as the Cape mountain zebra, red hartebeest and grey rhebok. The park is situated within the Cape Floral ... more information
The dry, harsh conditions of the Klein Karoo are actually ideal for the production of excellent wines. The summers are very hot and dry, while winters can hit major lows. The range of wines produced here is extremely varied as a result of this unique climate, and includes many wonderful ... more information
It is with great sadness that we need to report that the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe is no longer in operation. Information supplied here for historical purposes only: One of the few remaining steam trains in the country. Steam enthusiasts are in their element and everyone enjoys the splendid views of lakes, forests, beaches ... more information
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