HERMANUS - WESTERN CAPE
Welcome to the World's foremost, land based Whale Watching destination! Hermanus, once a sleepy fishing village, has grown into one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Western Cape.
Hermanus owes it's success to the beautiful natural scenery, moderate climate, it's close proximity to Cape Town (approximately 140km) and the vast range of outdoor activities available!
The Fernkloof Nature Reserve has up to 40 km of walks the mountains as a back drop, and boasts a vast amount of coastal fynbos and birdlife. The endless stretches of coastline along the Kleinrivier Lagoon offers some of the best beaches the Western Cape has to offer. Horse riding is a favourite activity on the coast as well as trying out the well known Hermanus Golf Course.
A must-see when visiting Hermanus is the Old Harbour Complex. This offers visitors a look into the past where residents were mainly occupied in the fishing and marine life.
The Hermanus Wine Route, being the southern most in Africa, produces high quality wines that are world renowned!
Other attractions include restaurants, fine wine, fresh vegetables, cheese & fish. This makes the, once sleepy seaside, town an ideal holiday destination with all the modern features but never losing it's fishermans village appeal.
Arabella Hotel & Spa is excited to host the Arabella Challenge which will take place twice in 2013.
The first event will take place on 27 & 28 April 2013 and the second event will take place on the 21st and 22nd September 2013. The event will start and finish at the Arabella Country Estate (Phase 2 site), situated on the foot of the Palmiet Mountain range. Your race will take you through breathtaking scenery including the Kogelberg Biosphere which will leave you in awe of its unspoilt beauty. The name says it all – the Arabella Challenge promises to be a daring yet rewarding adventure.
Enter the Arabella Challenge Trail Run & Mountain Bike Race.
Challenge live, Challenge yourself.