For a Whale of an Eco-Scape
Take the stunningly beautiful scenic drive (R44) from Gordon’s Bay towards Hermanus and you will soon enter “the heart of the fynbos kingdom”, the Kogelberg Biosphere. Four villages lie along this coast, each offering something special to revitalise body and soul. Rooiels Dive for crayfish (in season and with a permit!); angle from the rocks; look out for whales, baboons, Cape clawless otters and the elusive Cape Rockjumper, and drink in the spectacular sunset across False Bay.
At Pringle Bay body-surf from the beach (maybe with whales); explore the ‘Drostersgat’ cave; feast on fish and local fare or join the locals for a drink at the Hangklip Hotel.
At Betty’s Bay you can get up close to a breeding colony of endangered African Penguins. Discover the wonders of the fynbos kingdom as showcased in the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, or take the 2 hour ‘waterfall trail’ up Leopard’s Kloof with lunch and a cold beer at the restaurant on your return.