Things To Do in KleinmondRent-a-Bike and Cycle the Kogelberg
Where? 14 Harbour Rd, Kleinmond, Cape Overberg
When? Call to confirm - daylight hours.
How? Call +27 (0)28 271-5657
How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.
Rent-a-bike; own-the-experience. Two legs can get you so far breathing in the fresh air but two wheels can get you so much further with the wind blowing through your hair.
The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve is a 100 000 hectare haven to indigenous landscaping and natural landmarkings of rock, coast, ocean, animal life and vegetation. Second only to the South American rainforest in plant diversity this South African reserve flaunts 1880 different plant species, 77 of which appear nowhere else of earth. Born some 300 million years ago, time suspended cycling between these folded sandstone mountain ridges will put your youth in perspective and rejuvenate your soul while toning your legs.
Recognised as a biodiversity hot-spot this new-concept reserve is unfenced by man with vistas uncontained by boundaries. Highlands trim the horizon with rose-edged orchards and fertile vineyards. Pockets of stained bush creep across a mountained canvas leaving a Fynbos heritage under glistening cobweb guardians. The African sun whitens the sandy coast lines on the tempestuous beaches below before plumping the skyline with scarlet colours setting on a False Bay dusk.
Start your pedal an hour out of Cape Town on the southern tip of the African coast. Here, 7.5 Km from the Atlantic Ocean, begins a journey serenaded by the harmony of nature with a guest appearance by the Cape Mongoose and cheeky baboons. Exchange your i-pod for the sound of songbirds and your cares for the caress of countryside. Stay alert for a whale tail salute as the Southern Right Whales surface in your line of sight between August and November.