Kleinmond is a tranquil little coastal town in the Overberg, Western Cape, between the mountain and the sea and situated inside a UNESCO-declared Biosphere, with over 1600 species of Fynbos. Just an hour away from Cape Town, and 20 minutes from Hermanus.
Kleinmond has grown from a holiday destination to a vibrant little town. This is no surprise as it has beautiful beaches (Kleinmond Main Beach repeatedly obtains Blue Flag status), a lagoon, wonderful hikes and walks as well as mouthwatering restaurants.
Small enough for a quiet weekend getaway, and big enough to have the infrastructure of schools, sport facilities, restaurants and shops. Nature lovers will enjoy the hiking trails along the coastal walkway and for the more adventurous there are a number of hiking trails in the mountains. If you really feel adventurous, you can go ab-seiling, climbing, dune surfing or do river-rafting.
Harbour Road is the place to be. There are the cutest little shops, art galleries and craft stores and the seafood restaurants serve the freshest fish in town. Taking a stroll around here makes you feel like you are on the set of a movie.
There is something for everybody in Kleinmond. Arabella Spa is a 10 minute drive from Kleinmond where a day of steam baths, massages and general pampering can be enjoyed. It also boasts one of the most beautiful golf courses in the country. Kleinmond's water activities are endless ranging from canoeing down the rivers, swimming in the lagoon to angling in the ocean. The hikes and mountain trails are awesome. Don't feel like climbing a mountain? Why not climb the Silversands Dune and spend the day sand-boarding?
Kleinmond must be the only town in the world which has a penguin colony as well as wetlands where feral horses roam free within driving distance.
From June to November, Southern Right Whales can be seen from the coastline, where they come to mate and calf. To hear a whale 'blow' is like hearing the breath of life. The blow is a cloud of vapour produced largely by condensation when warm breath comes into contact with cooler air. The southern right whale can be distinguished from other whales by its V-shaped 'blow' and the callosities which appear on and around its head.
Birders can tick off the Cape Rock Jumper, amongst 360 other species.
Of special interest are the wild horses, roaming free in the marshlands surrounding Kleinmond. Believed to be South Africa's only herd of wild horses in a wetland habitat, you might catch a glimpse of them at the Bot River lagoon area, next to Rooisands Nature Reserve.
The champagne air, pristine beaches, spectacular seascapes and mountains will revitalize your mind, body and soul!
Kleinmond flies the Blue Flag!
The Blue Flag is an annual, international award given only to those beaches that meet excellence in safety, amenities, cleanliness and environmental management.
South Africa was the first country outside Europe to be granted Blue Flag accreditation for its beaches. For this season, Kleinmond and a few other beaches have been awarded Blue Flag status.
Many tourists are said to choose Blue Flag beaches as holiday destinations with the assurance of safety and cleanliness.