Fernkloof Nature Reserve Botanical Walk

Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Fernkloof Nature Reserve Botanical Walk
Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

This full day experience takes place in the beautiful gem called Hermanus, in the Western Cape. 

Tucked away in this ancient place lies the majestic Fernkloof Nature Reserve, home to the Hermanus Botanical Society, founded 60 years ago.?

This is where you will spend the day exploring any one of the 60km hiking routes that meander between incredible botanical gardens, breathtaking ocean views, ancient mountains and sacred natural gems. ?‍♀️

This trip is a full day experience, best enjoyed from the Crack of Dawn, well into the deep black, stary nights.

It takes about 2 hours to drive to the reserve, which is why we will leave early, as early as 6am so that you can really enjoy being out. ?

We'll arrange all the adminstrative stuff, supply you with maps, important information about the plants, birds and other life out there, as well as arranged special dinning  and other conditions. ?

Ready? Let's go! ?

Slow love, Self drive.

We're on a mission to make this journey simply... memorable!

This can only be done, if you are super chilled. If you are not super chilled, i.e. ? ?, then we are not super chilled ? ? ! Simple right? ?

So How do this work? ?‍♀️

Well, we take care of what's important, what's frustrating and any running about so that all you have to do is get yourself there, and have the best time ever! 

That said, we'll take care of Gladys by the toll gate ? , or Winston at the front desk for check ins and check outs ?️. We will also work with the community, local authority and tour operators so that you have the security ? and, a peaceful mind to be  alone, but not alone! ?

What’s included

  • Driving Map ?️
    You'll get a road map, with hidden gems along your pit stops ?
  • Hiking Map ?️
    We'll provide you with the local guided walk maps!
  • Indigenous Plant ?
    You'll get a local gift to cherish your memories with. A beautiful and unique plant.
  • Nature Reserve Booklet
    You'll receive local travel resources from the reserve ?
  • Road trip Playlist ?
    We'll share with you a special roadtrip playlist developed by experts inspired by this particular roadtrip! ? #roadtripvibes ?
  • Guided Hike ⚜️
    Looking for something indepth? We'll arrange with the reserve for a suitable guide for an educational and motivating experience. ??
  • Picnic Setup
    Enjoy your key meals in the most beautiful scenes, surrounded by nature and themed according to your requests (thinking of finally popping that question)
  • Photographer
    If you need professional media we can assist, just let us know.
  • Binoculars
    Make sure to bring your own binos, however, we have some for hire for R20 per hour.
  • Camping Chairs
    Bring your favorite outdoors chair! If you need one just let us know 24 hours ahead of your trip.
  • Water
    Please provide your own drinking water. There will be plenty of water where you're headed by it's advisable to carry your own.
  • Snacks
    Unfortunately we do not provide snacks unless requested. We only offer vegan food and drinks.

Available Packages

Riding Solo

It's still the same trip but you'll get all the attention! Including customized dinning options, special access to unique locations which are group dependent and lots more.

Deposit: R200

Available options

Binoculars Rental Per Hour
Camping Chair Per Hour
Customized Lunch


The morning drive.
Morning Drive to Fernkloof (best taken from 6am)

 Hermanus is around 1.5 hours drive from Cape Town Airport or 2 hours drive from the centre of Cape Town. Follow the N2 eastwards from Cape Town or westwards when coming from George and leave it near Caledon to join the R43. 

Alternatively, if coming from Cape Town, join the R44 at Somerset West to drive via the beautiful coastal road that takes you through Gordon's Bay, Betty's Bay (stop off at the penguin colony here if you have time) and Kleinmond and links up with the R43. 

Hiring a car is often much cheaper than hiring a shuttle service. You can rent a car, bike, bus or 4 x4 from us. 48 hour notice is required.

We've prepared a morning driving meditation along with a chilled road trip playlist to help you start your day in a balanced and positive energy kind of way!

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