I first visited Hermanus years and years ago with my cousins who had a weekend house in the little town. I loved digging for clams in the shallow surf and eating them straight from the braai. A delicious briny appetiser.
I returned to the little seaside town last December. Not so little anymore, it has been developed beyond belief and I was pleasantly surprised that the place we stayed at was a good 20kms from the town on the road to Standford. The Coppull Nature Reserve is off the beaten track – there is not even a sign that says you’ve arrived, so you have to drive slowly once you pass the yacht club and look out for the postbox. You need to get out of the car to open the gate and drive down a dirt road to the houses. It’s lovely and close to nature and home to about 10 peacocks. It’s a fantastic place to go as a big group as it sleeps about 12 people.
It’s not close to the beach but there is a large lake with a small jetty and clear waters, perfect for swimming.
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