As you go along the road, you will arrive at the first point: the radio station. From here you can look upon the Western areas of Hermanus; such as Sandbaai, Zwelihle and Vermont in the distance. Heading further along the road, and on your left, you’ll be able to see parts of the vast and abundant Hemel en Aarde Valley, which leads from Hermanus to Caledon via a 35km stretch.
Next you will come upon the final part of the tarred road where you can view the Klein River Valley, Stanford, the Lagoon and other points in the Gansbaai area. You can also see Hermanus Heights and the Hermanus Golf Course, as well as the New Harbour, Old Harbour and Gearing’s Point, which is one of the main viewing points for whale watching.
If you are capable, you can head further along the gravel road; passed the point where hang gliders launch out above Hermanus, until you reach a gate that marks the beginnings of Hamilton Russel’s property. About 110 meters from these gates is the furthest points that vehicles may venture, which hosts a couple of benches from which to view the stunning scene before you.
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