lies at a small lagoon on the narrow coastal
belt between fynbos-covered mountains
and the Atlantic sea and forms part of
Biosphere Reserve, the first and only
Africa to be proclaimed
by United Nations' Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
This means that the whole Hangklip
area is to be managed according to international
principles which aim to combine conservation,
sustainable use of natural resources and
wise development. Kleinmond,
also known as the 'commercial' capital
of the Hangklip
area, is the most urbanized town in this
area and provides most amenities.
has been a favourite summer-holiday destination
for many farmers since 1860. Farmers from
nearby areas began making this annual
pilgrimage to camp near the Palmiet lagoon
and the Klein Botriver mouth, near to
where the Hotel stands today. Church services
were held near the Kleinmond
lagoon from as early as 1902. The tree
which stands there has earned the name
of 'die Preek Boom' (the sermon tree).
Church services are still performed there
during the festive season.
Of special interest are the wild horses,
roaming free in the marshlands surrounding
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. Be sure to look out for the rare
Strawberry Frog, the endangered Cape Plantanna
and the micro frog.
Whales are easily visible from May to
December along the magnificent Hangklip
coast. Any inlet or small sheltered bay
allows visitors some of the best views.
Conveniently situated in the heart of
the Cape floral kingdom, where sea and
mountain meet, you will find a country
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