opposite house
Opposite house
We think (and hopefully after your stay you will agree) that to get to know your closest surroundings is the best thing to do in
the first day or two. Allow your hostess to advise you regarding the places near by, e.g. Piet se bos, Fernkloof Nature Reserve,
Mountain Drive, Rotary Drive, the beaches, Cliff Path. Having done that, more can be investigated:

Art route: please click here for more details and contacts
Birding and botany: prolific bird life and abundant plant species of the Cape floristic kingdom. Please click here for more
Braai at The Heron House House: Sit on the terrace. Enjoy the balmy summer air while the memories of onerous tasks
dissipate. Watch from the terrace as the sun sets over the sea and see the town in the distance
Boating: At Hermanus: Southern Right Charters for whale watching, etc: 082-353 0550. Boatrides at Stanford on Kleinriver
Cycling: Mountainbike routes (parallel to Cliff Path Ė 400 m from Opposite House), and Fernkloof MB trail Ė 2,5 km from
The Heron House. Serious road cyclists meet at VoŽlkip traffic circle at 6h00 in peak season. Visit or phone Elgin Valley Tourism
(+27 (0) 21 848 9838) for information regarding MB trails at Lebanon, Kogelberg Nature Reserve and at Thandi and Oak Valley,
Elgin Valley
Eating out: VoŽlklip, Hemel & Aarde, Hermanus, Onrus, Sandbaai (Hermanus residential areas), and other Overberg towns.
Click here for more information on dining out in and around Hermanus
Golfing: 3 km from Opposite House. With regards to Hermanus Golf course please click here. For more information on Arabella
Golf course outside Hermanus click here. For more golf courses around Hermanus click here
Hermanus annual special events / Hermanus festivities e.g. for Hermanus Flower and Eco Fair click here; Kalfiefees
click here
; Hermanus Whale festival click here

Grotto Beach Windsurfing 4 x 4 Trails
Horse riding: click here
Walking/hiking: Cliff Path 400 m from Opposite House, Fernkloof Nature Reserve 2,5 km from Opposite House, and Contour Path
500 m from Opposite House
Reading: Excellent public library (5 km from Opposite House)
Sea kayaking: Click here
Shark cage diving: 35 km. Click here
Shopping: 500 m – 5 km from Opposite House. Many speciality shops
Swimming: sea is 400 meters away down 9th Ave, a further 200 meter to the main beaches, to left Grotto (Blue flag status),
to right Voëlklip, with lifesavers at both during peak season, dressing kiosks, showers all year round at Grotto and Voëlklip. Kammabaai and Langbaai are the other beaches at Voëlklip. Coffee shops serve breakfast, etc. (at Grotto, and above Voelklip beach - on 7th Ave and 10th Street)
Whale watching: Clear viewing directly from 9th Ave and all along Cliff Path to town. Sievers Point worth mentioning. Click here
to find out more about Hermanus Whale Festival and click here for more information on whale watching
Winetasting: 3–10 km from Opposite House. Click here
4X4 Trails: Click here
For a jamboree of outdoor activities contact +27(0)28 313 0334 or
email: hermanus@adventureticket.co.za, link www.adventureticket.co.za
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