Herold's Bay environment

The Southern Cape has an abundance of activities that offer excitement and adventure or just gives you the freedom you need.

The old cave at the beach is where the last Blue Buck skeleton was found, having become extinct during the early 1900’s. There is an abundance of bird life, including the rare Knysna Loerie, that visits the surroundings quite often.

The Southern Right Whale is always cajoling in the bay during the winter months. Visiting schools of barracuda and dolphins are often spotted from our magnificent lookout location. Fynbos in this area provides a wonderful habitat for butterflies and includes up to 30 different species.

With green hills and cool valleys, majestic pounding waves and spacious beach expanses contribute to the unique environment offered only by Herold’s Bay.

Activities and Amenities

Angora Farm

Visit the German Angora Rabbit Show Farm, situated in a beautiful old tobacco factory, in the grandeur of the Schoemanshoek Valley
(on the road leading to the Cango Caves).

Boat Trips

Mossel Bay: Pleasure boat trips with ROMANZA on
the ocean. Knysna: Pleasure boat trips with LIGHTLEY’S on the lagoon.

Bungi Jumping – The old Gouritz River bridge offers one of the world’s highest jumps.

Cango Caves

Situated 90km from Dutton’s Cove, one can enjoy a conducted tour into a world of fascinating forms, vivid colours and beauty, inside a remarkable series of calcite caves, one of the great wonders of the world. There is a restaurant, curio shop and créche for small children.

Cycling in the forest

Explore the Knysna Forest with an experienced guide on a bicycle. Tours are suitable for beginners as well as experienced cyclists.

Gamka Mountain Nature Reserve

Enjoy a walk in this wonderful Nature Reserve, situated 35km from Oudtshoorn.

Hiking Trails

Explore various trails, such as the Elephant Nature Walk, Kranshoek Nature Walk and many more.

Knysna Woods Tours

Stimulate your mind with an educated walk, learning about trees and how to identify different species of plant life. (Picnic included)

Outeniqua Power Van

Experience the forest, waterfalls and tunnels, fynbos and proteas. Duration of the trips range from 1.5 to 5 hours, with groups from 8 up to 30, depending on your requirements.

Dutton’s Cove Restaurant




11h00 -21h00


11h00 – 16h00
(Not open for Breakfast)



Tel: 044 851 0155

Cel: 079 381 3638


21 Rooidraai Avenue
Herold‘s Bay
Western Cape