Fernkloof Nature Reserve

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Fernkloof Nature Reserve, located in Hermanus, Western Cape, was declared a reserve in 1957 by the Provincial Council of the Cape. Covering nearly 2000 hectares in the Kleinriver Mountains, the reserve boasts spectacular fauna, flora, and a 60km network of walking trails.

With such an array of hiking trails, Fernkloof provides the opportunity for people of all fitness levels to enjoy the fresh air. Wildlife includes grey rhebok, cape grysbok, klipspringer, baboon, mongoose, dassie, porcupine, genet, and hare. There are 92 species of birds recorded such as Cape sugarbird, sunbirds, rock thrush, and rock jumper.

There is no place on earth here so many different species of fynbos can be seen growing in such close proximity. To date, 1474 species have been identified. A display of some of the flowers that can be found in the veld is permanently maintained at the Fernkloof Visitors' Centre.


  • Fynbos
  • Birds
  • Fauna
  • Geology
  • Hiking trails
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Hack groups
  • Botanical Society
  • Bird Club
  • Indigenous plant nursery
  • Lecture hall

Guided tours can be arranged at a nominal fee.



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