AT PLAY ON TERRA FIRMA
WALKING AND BIKING
Self-guided or guided walks through the fynbos, looking for animal tracks. Long walks on pristine, undeveloped Walker Bay beach. Fat bikes to explore the sandy pathways and dirt track that leads to Walker Bay beach, or cycle into Stanford village.
LAWN & BOARD GAMES
Sprawling lawns for the children to play tag, or kick a ball about. Volleyball kit and boules on offer, and when the weather turns inclement, a library of board games too, table tennis and table football.
BIRDING & WILDLIFE
Well known for its wonderful birding (on a single outing the Hermanus Bird Club spotted 97 species on the Klein River in just a few hours!) and whalewatching from Walker Bay beach dunes. It is also possible to participate in conservation activities such as the analysis/downloading of overnight camera traps capturing visits by caracal, leopard, porcupines, wild bush pig and more.
INTO THE DEEP
Several kayaks are available for guest use. With the Maanschynkop mountains your ever-green backdrop, this is the best way to explore the lagoon, silently gliding alongside crested coots and yellow-billed ducks.
The well-documented therapeutic joy of wild swimming, both into the teal coloured lagoon or the bracing ocean (though be warned, the Atlantic can be fairly wild along Walker Bay beach). There is an on-site swimming pool for those wanting to cool off with more sedate dips.
SUP & SAIL
Marvellous ways to explore the lagoon, keeping an eye out for water birds (almost 100 possible spots!) while rediscovering muscles you forgot you had or your skill behind the tiller.
MUCH MORE TO DO
We can make recommendations (and bookings) based on your interests, but in brief there’s much to do in the area, including:
- Klein River trips
- Sailing lessons (fixed dates arranged Hermanus Yacht Club, across the lagoon)
- Whale watching (land or sea)
- Shark cage diving
- Spa treatments
- Organic farming
- Wine tasting
- Art Workshops
- Guided fynbos and guided walks