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where to go in the two days from hermanaus to Plett Bay?

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where to go in the two days from hermanaus to Plett Bay?

Hello,

we have booked accomodation in Hermanaus for the beginning of August and have two days spare before we have to be Plettenberg bay.

We are wondering where to stay for these two nights in between.

We have read up and are considering oudtschoorn, mossel bay and kysna but would welcome other ideas.

We are looking for nice places to walk and good scenary rather than nightlife.

Many thanks for any ideas

doug.

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1. Re: where to go in the two days from hermanaus to Plett Bay?

If you enjoy walking and scenery then i would suggest the De Hoop nature reserve or possibly wilderness.

Oudtshoorn has other attractions and if you decide to stay there, i would recommend Meerkat magic and the cango Caves. Maybe an ostrich farm too if you are interested.

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2. Re: where to go in the two days from hermanaus to Plett Bay?

Hi Doug,

My recommendation would be

Hermanus to Swellendam, over the Tredouxs Pass to Barrydale and onto the famous Route 62 (the longest wine route in the world). To Oudtshoorn (stay a night), then loop back onto coast to Wilderness/Victoria Bay/Knysna for 1 night.

Drive from Hermanus to Oudtshoorn is 3 1/2 hrs, and then to Knysna, 1 1/2 hrs.

Unless you are shark diving, don't bother with Mossel Bay; the little seaside villages along towards Plett are so much nicer.

The beaches along where I have said above are lovely long stretches for nice walks, and there are also some nice trails eg in the Wilderness area (Kingfisher trail), or in the Knysna forest.

The stretch from Hermanus to George along the N2 is rather dull, and not much to see. The Route 62 option is wonderful.

Enjoy!

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