Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Fernkloof Nature Reserve...

Fernkloof Nature Reserve is nestled in the hills above Hermanus, a short drive from Sandbaai. We spent the morning of Thursday, March 13th, hiking in the beautiful surroundings. We saw many plants and flowers, and lots of lovely views. We even walked across to the three Mossel River Dams, reservoirs which were built long ago to supply Hermanus with its water. They now supply the Fernkloof garden and nursery with much of its water supply, since Hermanus has grown so much that these old dams cannot meet its expanding water requirements any more. Here's Candace in front of one of the dams. :-)

Hiking between the hills.
Heading up towards a viewpoint.
King Protea.
A smaller type of Protea.
Thistle-type flowers.
Beehives in the valley below.
Common Fiscal - also known as a Butcher Bird.
Camouflaged lizard.
View looking in an easterly direction towards Gansbaai.
Danger Point Lighthouse across the bay.
View towards Hermanus.
Sign to the three dams.
The Mossel River Dams.
Steep steps up to the dams.
The first of the three dams.
On our way back down.
Fernkloof sign showing the various walks.

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