There is no other place on earth where so many different species can be seen growing in such close proximity. More than 1250 species of plant have thus far been collected and identified in the Reserve itself. Aside from flowers the scenery is beautiful and the geology of the area interesting. There is always a possibility of spotting small antelope such as klipspringers and observing tortoises along the path. The gardens provide a lush and shady refuge from the sun with numerous bird species present and baboon troops visit on foraging expeditions.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Hermanus, Overstrand, Overberg District, Western CapeVisitors center has a sample selection of the flowering plants of the season as well as visual information displays and educational material. Maps are available here.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Hermanus, Overstrand, Overberg District, Western Cape Fernkloof Reserve is + 2000 hectare reserve has 60 km of well maintained walking trails of varying grades to suit all ages & fitness levels. Situated within the Cape Floral Kingdom which is the smallest and most species-diverse of the 6 floral kingdoms of the world, Fernkloof boasts in excess of 1800 fynbos species. Hermanus Hikes-Walks among the Proteas, Ericas and Restios are prominent as well as many species of iris, pea, daisy and geophytes. Over 160 bird species have been recorded including the endemic Orange-breasted sunbirds, Victorin’s Warbler and Cape Grassbird. The Garden section is wheelchair friendly and paths loop round the fragrance of aloe gardens, turn past Protea and Erica gardens, and encircle bulb and restio havens. Cape Ash, Wild Plum and yellowwoods invite visitors to picnic in their shade. The 4 routes available are:4 km Full circuit via Lemoenkop6 km Assegaaibos & small waterfall trail2 km short & easy Klipspringer route9 km to 13 km Inner or Outer circuitDuration: 4 hours