Things To Do in HermanusFernkloof Nature Reserve Hiking Trails
Where? Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Hermanus, Cape Overberg, Western Cape
When? Daylight hours.
How? Call +27 (0)28 313-0819
How much? Price on request
More? See website
Within the nearby Fernkloof Nature Reserve, there are approximately 50km of well maintained trails through the fynbos that covers the hills and mountains that encircle the town, offering visitors the opportunity to view the unique Cape Floral Kingdom’s many beautiful species up close. Close to 1500 different floral species have already been identified in this reserve, and it offers one of the most dense and diverse examples fynbos, unique to the Western Cape.
One of the trails on offer in the reserve, the Tree Trail, focuses specifically on the various indigenous trees in the area and offers a well signposted walk from the reserves Botanical Centre to the top of Assegaibos.
Another option is to take a guided tour, arranged by the reserve for a nominal fee, that offers a variety of graded trails suited to all ages and fitness levels and that offers fascinating insight into the plants and animals of the area.