Head out of Hermanus and along the R43 to the quaint little town of Stanford where a river cruise aboard the African Queen is a MUST. Read more: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/The-Whale-Coast-12-Gems-20130214

Head out of Hermanus and along the R43 to the quaint little town of Stanford where a river cruise aboard the African Queen is a MUST. Read more: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/The-Whale-Coast-12-Gems-20130214

Start your new day bright and early by checiking out the Hermanus Whale museum. Definitely a good educational option if you have kids as well. Read more: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/The-Whale-Coast-12-Gems-20130214

Start your new day bright and early by checiking out the Hermanus Whale museum. Definitely a good educational option if you have kids as well. Read more: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/The-Whale-Coast-12-Gems-20130214

Take a sunset stroll along Hermanus' famous cliff path. Read more: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/The-Whale-Coast-12-Gems-20130214

Take a sunset stroll along Hermanus' famous cliff path. Read more: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/The-Whale-Coast-12-Gems-20130214

As the day winds down, hit the road into the Hemel and Aarde Valley just outside Hermanus and enjoy a bout of wine tasting. There is an incredible array of wine farms to choose from, however, we've hear Creation is especially spectacular. Read more: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/The-Whale-Coast-12-Gems-20130214

As the day winds down, hit the road into the Hemel and Aarde Valley just outside Hermanus and enjoy a bout of wine tasting. There is an incredible array of wine farms to choose from, however, we've hear Creation is especially spectacular. Read more: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/The-Whale-Coast-12-Gems-20130214

Fun fact? Did you know there's a whole herd of wild horses living in the wetlands outside Kleinmond? Sometimes you can spot them from the R44, but if you head to the Rooisand Nature Reserve, maybe hire canoe, your chances of seeing them are much better. Read more: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/The-Whale-Coast-12-Gems-20130214

Fun fact? Did you know there's a whole herd of wild horses living in the wetlands outside Kleinmond? Sometimes you can spot them from the R44, but if you head to the Rooisand Nature Reserve, maybe hire canoe, your chances of seeing them are much better. Read more: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/The-Whale-Coast-12-Gems-20130214

Once you've worked up a bit of an appetite, head to Kleinmond Harbour Road. This colourful avenue is full of surprising restaurants and irresistable little shops. Read more: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/The-Whale-Coast-12-Gems-20130214

Once you've worked up a bit of an appetite, head to Kleinmond Harbour Road. This colourful avenue is full of surprising restaurants and irresistable little shops. Read more: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/The-Whale-Coast-12-Gems-20130214

Hidden in the folds of the Palmiet River Valley, between Kleinmond and Betty's Bay, you will find the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. It's full of amazing hiking trails and outdoor experiences, and the Oudebosch Eco Cabins provide a romantic retreat from city life. More info: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/The-Whale-Coast-12-Gems-20130214

Hidden in the folds of the Palmiet River Valley, between Kleinmond and Betty's Bay, you will find the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. It's full of amazing hiking trails and outdoor experiences, and the Oudebosch Eco Cabins provide a romantic retreat from city life. More info: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/The-Whale-Coast-12-Gems-20130214

Betty's Bay is home to a cute little penguin colony, a great less crowded alternative to Boulders Beach in Simon's Town.

Betty's Bay is home to a cute little penguin colony, a great less crowded alternative to Boulders Beach in Simon's Town.

Once you've enjoyed a scenic scoot along Clarence Drive, head to the picturesque seaside town of Pringle Bay. There's a beautiful beach and an array of amazing coffee shops and restaurants. Read more: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/The-Whale-Coast-12-Gems-20130214

Once you've enjoyed a scenic scoot along Clarence Drive, head to the picturesque seaside town of Pringle Bay. There's a beautiful beach and an array of amazing coffee shops and restaurants. Read more: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/The-Whale-Coast-12-Gems-20130214

Instead of taking Sir Lowry's Pass to get to Hermanus from Cape Town, opt for the scenic Clarence Drive between Gordon's Bay and Rooi Els. Read more: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/The-Whale-Coast-12-Gems-20130214 #whalecoast #travel

Instead of taking Sir Lowry's Pass to get to Hermanus from Cape Town, opt for the scenic Clarence Drive between Gordon's Bay and Rooi Els. Read more: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/The-Whale-Coast-12-Gems-20130214 #whalecoast #travel

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