The little town of Kleinmond in the Overberg region of the Southern Cape is a holiday town and a relaxing, quiet escape for retirees. It is one of those places which is quiet for most of the year and then comes alive in summer holidays and over long weekends. This is because it offers so much to the weekend crowds.
For starters, the Kleinmond beach is a certified Blue Flag beach, giving an indication of its safety for swimming, cleanliness and environmental management plan. People also practise angling in the waves.
Kleinmond means 'little mouth' in Afrikaans and refers to the mouth of the Bot River, which forms the Kleinmond Lagoon. This body of water rivals the beach for visitors' attention. It forms part of the Kleinmond wetland, where you'll find South Africa's only marsh-dwelling wild horses. The lagoon is also a fun place to try your hand at sailing or perhaps hire a canoe, and the bird life is prolific too.
Kleinmond is very special in that it lies within a UNESCO-declared biosphere. This translates into a rich variety of fauna and flora found along the coast and in the mountains surrounding the town. The Koggelberg Reserve down the road from Kleinmond offers great opportunities for hiking, kayaking and mountain biking, while the Harold Porter Botanical Garden in Betty's Bay is particularly well-known for the Disa flowers found there.
Between late May and early September breeding Southern right whales can be observed in the bay from Kleinmond, and if you really want to get a good whale fix, Hermanus, claiming the best land-based whale watching in the world, is a short drive away.
So, if you're looking for a short break from Cape Town, Kleinmond might just be the answer you're looking for.
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When the family bought "the beach house" in 1954, the milk was delivered by bike. Kleinmond still feels li... Read More
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Die Rotse Host House & Self Catering is situated on Beach Road, Kleinmond in the Western Cape, South Africa.
Kleinmond, approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes scenic drive from Cape Town International... Read More
Kleinmond Self-Catering Accommodation offers two fully equipped units:
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- Lulu De Beer
Kleinmond is a beautiful coastal town with great people, lovely beaches, and pristine beauty. Good facilities and activities are in close proximity, i.e Harold potters botanical garden is a winner. We had a good hike at Koggelsberg and a pleasant swim in the Palmiet river. The towm is well maintained with lots of parking at the beaches. Restaurant choices are limited, however service was good.
- Aslam Ismail
Kleinmond is a lovely holiday destination. It was a bit further away from Cape Town than we had hoped for, but the smaller beach was beautiful and mostly uncrowded, but also had life guards on duty throughout the holiday season. There are also several hikes and walks in the area, which were mostly well documented and explained.
The town is therefore very focussed on providing tourists with all amenities they might wish for.
- Carmela Weber
I love Kleinmond. I do miss a reliable internet connection and real good strong coffee.
- Ilona Apel
Kleinmond has always been a favourate stop for family visits. Towns in the Western Cape are clean and well maintained, and Kleinmond is no exception. Would be wonderful to stay there.
- Jacolien Odendaal