Kleinmond is located on the beautiful coastal road of the Garden Route between Gordon’s Bay and Hermanus in the Western Cape. Coming from Gordon’s Bay, the Kogel Mountains almost end here.
Between the mountains and the ocean lies the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, a protected area where around 1,600 different plants occur, but also wild animals such as leopards, klipspringers, otters, dassies, bobbejans, falcons and various species of eagles. You could also see or hear some rare frogs there.
As in all places on the South African coast, you can only fish here with a license. Sailing is possible in the swamp lagoon where you will also find many different birds.
Around 1860 the farmers from the hinterland began to see Kleinmond as a favorite vacation spot and so it grew into a place with numerous holiday homes on Sandown Bay and a street with cozy shops and restaurants. From ceramics to antiques, but also beautiful art and industry is for sale here.
In this environment the book of the famous African writer D.F. Malherbe, Hans-die-Skipper, emerged and you can visit the house.
In the immediate vicinity you will find the particularly beautiful and educational Harold Porter Botanical Gardens and the breeding area of the Jackass Pinguin colony at Stoney Point.Add to my travel plans