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Where else can you traverse an entire town along its coast? With its extraordinary diversity of scenery, rocky coves, sandy beaches and secluded forest glades, the Cliff Path is unequalled anywhere.

The conservation value of the coastal area has been recognized by its inclusion in a proclaimed nature reserve – a step taken not a moment too soon to protect this fragile ecosystem.

The Cliff Path attracts thousands of whale-watchers every year for the best shore-based whale-watching in the world; but not only whale-watching may be enjoyed on the Cliff Path – it is also a nature-lover’s paradise. Originally constructed by the Hermanus Botanical Society and now maintained by the local municipality, the Cliff Path meanders for more than 1Okm from the New Harbour in the west to the mouth of the Klein River in the east. It takes you past famous fishing spots, whale-watching view points, multimillion rand homes and the original fishing harbour, now a museum and National Monument. It also winds through a fascinating diversity of vegetation types with an astonishing number of flowering plants to be seen.

Hermanus Cliffpath Management Group – David Beattie – 028 3121358 /

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