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Destination Guides for Your Stay at Krakeelpoort Herberg Forest Mountain Cabins.Exploring the Overberg:

Welcome to Krakeelpoort Herberg Forest Mountain Cabins, your gateway to the picturesque wonders of the Overberg region in Western Cape. Nestled amidst the towering trees and picturesque Mountains, our cozy elegant cabins offer the perfect retreat for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and anyone yearning for a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. We offer woodfired-tub, private off-gridd accommodation. As you plan your stay with us, here are some destination guides to help you make the most of your time in the Overberg.

1. Hiking Trails in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve:

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, located just a stone's throw away from Krakeelpoort Herberg. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on one of the many scenic trails that wind through rugged mountain terrain, tranquil forests, and cascading waterfalls. Don't miss the chance to summit peaks like The Helderberg or explore hidden gems like Crystal Pools for a refreshing dip in crystal-clear mountain waters.Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve is about an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Take the N2 over Sir Lowry’s Pass, turn left on the R321, go through Grabouw and on towards Villiersdorp. Up in Viljoen’s Pass, watch out for Nuweberg and the reserve entrance signposted on your left. They offer Hiking and Walking, Kloofing, Mountain Biking, Swimming, Cape Canopy Touring one of the best, and Picnics spots. GPS: 34 4 26.64 S 19 3 42.41 E Office hours: 07:30–16:00

Tel: +27 (0)28 841 4301/02 Emergency tel: +27 (0)82 413 5258 Accommodation and permit bookings: Tel: 087 087 8250

2. Whale Watching in Hermanus:

Whale watching in Hermanus Overberg
Hermanus Whale Watching

A short drive from our cabins lies the charming coastal town of Hermanus, renowned as one of the best whale-watching destinations in the world. From June to November, southern right whales grace the shores of Walker Bay, offering mesmerizing displays of breaching and tail slapping. Join a boat tour or simply stroll along the scenic cliff paths for unforgettable encounters with these magnificent marine mammals. Hermanus, Overberg, 7200, Westerncape.

3. Wine Tasting in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley:

wine tasting when visiting Krakeelpoort Herberg
Wine Tasting in the Overberg

Indulge your senses with a visit to the nearby Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, where rolling vineyards produce some of South Africa's finest wines. Spend a leisurely afternoon exploring award-winning wineries like Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Bouchard Finlayson, and Creation Wines.

Sample exquisite cool-climate wines paired with gourmet cuisine while soaking in panoramic views of the valley below.

4. Adventure Activities in Grabouw:

When Visiting Krakeelpoort Herberg and looking for adventure.
Grabouw Canopy Toar/Ziplining

For thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, the town of Grabouw offers a plethora of outdoor adventure activities. Test your mettle with exhilarating zipline tours through the treetops, mountain biking along rugged trails, or quad biking across scenic landscapes. With its natural beauty and diverse terrain, Grabouw promises endless opportunities for outdoor excitement and adventure.

Zipline course from a mountain platform, accessed by a hike through the surrounding nature reserve.

Address: Forestry Rd, Grabouw, 7160 Phone: 021 300 0501.

5. Cornellskop Animal Encounters:

Nestled amidst the serene beauty of Botrivier, Van der Stel Pass lies this hidden gem awaiting discovery. Rising proudly above the landscape, this majestic hill offers more than just breathtaking views—it serves as a gateway to unforgettable animal encounters for those staying at Krakeelpoort Herberg +- a 5min drive from us. After a day filled with excitement and exploration, one on one animal encounters, retreat to the comfort of Krakeelpoort Herberg, where your warm, cozy, accommodation awaits. Don't forget to book your spot before you stay with us to not miss out on these awesome animals. Cheetahs, Lions, Zebra, and more.

6. Exploring the Cape Floral Kingdom:

Enjoy all the endangered species of cape fona and flora and bird life when vissiting Krakeelpoort Herberg at our farm and all around us.
Cape Floral Kingdom

Discover the rich biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its stunning array of indigenous flora and fauna. Take a guided fynbos walk to learn about the region's unique plant species, from vibrant wildflowers to rare proteas found nowhere else on Earth. Or visit the gardens "fernkloof" garden one of many places in the Overberg. Keep your eyes peeled for endemic bird species and elusive wildlife that call this biodiverse hotspot home.

At Krakeelpoort Herberg Forest Mountain Cabins, your adventure in the Overberg awaits. Whether you're seeking outdoor thrills, cultural experiences, or simply a peaceful retreat amidst nature, our destination guides will help you create unforgettable memories in this enchanting corner of South Africa. Book your stay with us today and embark on a journey of discovery in the heart of the Overberg.

This is just a small tip of the ice-berg on what to do in the Overberg when you come visit. We look forward to receiving you... Until next time "Stay curious, stay kind, and keep spreading those good vibes!" Cheerio Jen.


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