By Roxanne Reid
This patch of unspoilt Cape coastline draws lovers of the outdoors from all over South Africa, looking to get close to nature and enjoy activities like hiking, birding, whalewatching and river-rafting. Here’s my pick of some of the best things to do in Kleinmond in the Overberg.
You’ll find Kleinmond about 110km southeast of Cape Town, a scenic 90-minute drive. The area has a past that includes shipwrecks, strandlopers, swashbuckling pirates, crafty cattle rustlers and even runaway slaves. Today, though, Kleinmond is a holiday destination on the Atlantic Ocean with lots to keep you busy for a week or more.
The town is also part of the world-famous Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, which is managed in line with international principles that combine conservation with sustainable use of natural resources and aim to stem rampant overdevelopment.