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Take a journey back to nature, a break that revitalizes body, mind and soul from the time you head out on the R44 from Gordon’s Bay. This coastal drive is rated as one of the most beautiful in the world, with sites of great granite mountains carpeted in proteas on the one side and the magnificent sea on the other. Here, nestle the four coastal villages of Rooi Els, Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond, with not a casino, cinema or traffic light between them.
Kleinmond is situated in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom and surrounded by the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve (containing 1 400 species of fynbos) which is the first Biosphere in South Africa to be proclaimed by United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). There are over 1500 different plant species here, 150 of which are endemic, occurring nowhere else in the world. There are troops of shaggy Chacma baboons, rock dassies and lynx, and even wild leopard live on the crags. Bird watchers from all over the world flock here to tick off ‘lifers’ such as the Bank Cormorant and Cape Rockjumpers.
Sport & Tourism
There are active golf, tennis and bowling clubs. Extra accommodation in the form of 2 municipal caravan parks is also available as well as a view B&B’s, Guesthouses and Self catering accommodation. The Kleinmond Golf Course provides a scenic challenge against a backdrop of spectacular fynbos.
Beach, Lagoons and River
Kleinmond Main Beach is a Blue Flag beach and is popular with South African holiday makers as well as surfers and swimmers, the Palmiet beach offers incredible views and leisure days in the sun or great fishing spots and the Palmiet River is a great place for swimming and many water activities.
Nature and Walks
You can hike in the reserve, track down the mysterious wild horses or spot spoonbills and a spectacle of wetland birds near the lagoon. You can rough it on a short 4x4 road or go white water rafting, tubing or canoeing on the Palmiet River. A herd of wild horses is known to roam free in the marshlands at the Bot River lagoon area, next to Rooisand’s Nature Reserve.
Harbour & Restaurants
Harbour Road is the place to be. There are quaint shops, an art gallery, pottery and craft and interior stores and the seafood restaurants serve fresh fish and sushi. More shops and restaurants tucked away along Main Road to visit or take your Take-Away to the beach and enjoy the sunsets.
Areas near to Kleinmond
Arabella Country Estate, Arniston, Bettys Bay, Bredasdorp, Caledon, Cape Agulhas, Elgin, Gansbaai, Greyton, Hermanus, Napier, Onrus, Pringle Bay, Rooi Els, Stanford, Struisbaai, Swellendam, Villiersdorp,
In the town you will find 2 pharmacists, doctors’ offices, optometry care and dentists as well as the Kleinmond clinic, and the frail care facility at Gerimed.
A primary and junior school ensure that there is very little need to spend your time travelling 20 minutes away in the neighbouring town of Hermanus where there are junior and high schools both private and government plus a private hospital.
Kleinmond has 3 main shops that provides everything needed as well as numerous small speciality shops.
Kleinmond is easily accessed via the N2 from Cape Town (one hour’s drive) or via the scenic coastal Clarence Drive route from Gordon’s Bay.
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