Hermanus Hikes

Hermanus is a nature lover’s paradise with countless hiking routes waiting to be explored. There is a trail for every fitness level! My go-to walks are the coastal paths and the mountain tracks – especially Fernkloof Nature Reserve.

On Sunday we parked in 1st Avenue Voëlklip and followed the path. It started with a bit of an incline and then levelled out with options of heading towards Fernkloof or Vogelgat. Following the way way west leads to the outskirts of Hermanus, to the edge of Vogelgat Private Nature Reserve. Views stretched across the Klein River Lagoon towards Gansbaai in the distance. The fynbos was plentiful and varied. A sighting of king proteas in full bloom against a dense bush of yellow pincushions was a highlight.

King proteas against pincushions
Klein River lagoon