The Kleinmond area is literally littered with fantastic hikes and coastal walkways, giving plenty of different views of the magnificent combination of sea, fynbos and of course the Kogelberg mountains that frame the area.
We were enjoying a nice impromptu afternoon out in the fishing/tourist village of Kleinmond, and following our lunch at the Boathouse and then stroll around the small harbour, the girls next decided to scurry over to the start of the short boardwalk (accessible from the harbour) that leads to the old ‘kerkgrot’ (‘church cave’), essentially an overhang that used to pass for a spiritual meeting place back in the day.
The lure of the adjacent steep stone steps was more than strong enough to entice Jessica to head straight for the top, which then of course meant that Emily just had to follow – in other words, now with absolutely no choice in the matter whatsoever, mommy and daddy had to follow suite!
Although we didn’t follow the path very far (Emily is still short of 3 after all), we were rewarded with spectacular views of both fynbos, the ocean and the mountain, and to be honest, I’m pretty sure I’ll be making my way back here for a proper walk once the girls are slightly older.
(Sadly, no Southern Right Whales were spotted on the day though…)
In other words, yet another great reason to pull into Kleinmond the next time you find yourself taking a road trip down the coastal R44!