KTCT17 Day 16: Oudtshoorn – Hermanus

November 24, 2014 Comments Off on KTCT17 Day 16: Oudtshoorn – Hermanus
Andrew Walton
Just a happy guy who loves travelling, loves Africa and feels that travelling changes you forever.

Oudtshoorn – Hermanus

Invigorated from the lovely hospitality of Oudsthoorn, we begin today’s travels heading south through several gorgeous coastal roads, over lush mountains and crossing crystal clear blue rivers toward Hermanus, renowned for its amazing whale and dolphin sightings. Leaving the beaten track, we detour via Cape Agulhas, the area where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, situated on the most southern point of Africa.

Historically, the ‘Cape’ coastline has been identified by sailors as extremely dangerous, infamous for its harsh winter storms with massive rogue waves that reach incredible heights of around thirty metres. It is thus not a surprise that the coastline is dotted with abandoned ship wrecks. We pay a visit to the massive lighthouse that was constructed as early as 1848, before delighting in a tasty lunch break. Our afternoon is dedicated to exploring and discovering the wonders of Hermanus – a paradise for outdoor-lovers. When whale watching is not in season, you can always participate in sports such as canoeing, yachting, diving and surfing  (if you can brave the icy waters). Our evening is spent enjoying the town’s gorgeous atmosphere and breathing in the cool, fresh Atlantic breeze.

Trip Highlights:  Cape Agulhas, historical lighthouse, Hermanus, optional activities
Accommodation: Zoete Inval Travellers lodge or similar (Twin share rooms with shared facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 420kms
Approximate Driving Time: Full day

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