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.

The area is particularly popular for its beach and dunes, fantastic views, mountains and hiking trails, and is also a great place to spot whales between May and December.

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 1902, the Norwegian ship Gustav Adolf was wrecked on Palmiet beach and part of the wood was used for the 2nd and 3rd holiday homes in Kleinmond. Other pieces of wood can be found in the crosses placed at the memorial stone at the bottom of the palmite path that leads to the parking lot and camping of Kleinmond.

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.

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