Die Plaat
Where De Kelders ends, the Walker Bay Nature Reserve begins. It is a coastal reserve, managed by Cape Nature. It stretches all the way to the Klein River estuary near Hermanus, covering about 1 000 ha with a spectacular 17km coastline. The reserve has a beautiful long beach, known as “Die Plaat”, with white sands and rocky limestone outcrops. The Walker Bay Nature Reserve is ideal for day hikes along the coast, angling, swimming and picnicking.
Franskraal Long stretches of endless fine sand beaches glittering in the ebb and flow of the shallow waves. Franskraal beach also crosses Uilkraals estuary where the river mouth flows into the ocean. The shallow waters makes it the ideal swimming spot for children. Franskraal Beach is well known as a birding hot spot, and often whales, dolphins and other marine life can be spotted from the shore.
At the beginning of the beach is plenty of rocky outcrops and rock pools and then it flows into soft fine beach for a further 20 km approximately, crossing different nature reserves and conservation areas. This lengthy beach allows for testing your endurance as a runner. Ideal for a family outing to the beach as children can frolick in surf and follow little fishies around. Nothing like sandy nappies on a hot day.
Anglers will find themselves drawn to the water’s edge among the rocks, or on the beach itself, to get the catch of the day.