De Kelders


Klipgat Cave
Klipgat Cave is an important archaeological site of world importance and experts believe that it would qualify as a World Heritage Site. The name De Kelders means "the caves" and describes the many limestone caves along the Walker Bay coast, which have been formed over many years of being exposed to ocean waves.

"Die Plaat"
De Kelders is an expansive coastal town stretching from Perlemoenbay to the well-known "Plaat" a popular fishing spot where thousands of silver-grey fighters are caught. "Die Plaat" is suitable for swimming on most days.


Whale Watching
Land Based Whale watching is a must and simply impossible to miss in De Kelders. During Whale watching season (July - January) the bay is heavily populated with Southern Right Whales and Hump Back Whales. This beautiful coastline is so blessed with the shear numbers of Whales that come to the area that it has been renamed the Whale Coast.

The Fat Bike
We have stunning trails here in Gansbaai, De Kelders and Hermanus varying from easy rides along the beach to racing down Sand dunes and learning a few new skills.

The Fynbos Trail
The Fynbos Trail is a unique nature experience in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. This can be done as a fully guided and catered slackpacking trail or as a self-guided and catered trail. The trail has a two or three night option and takes hikers along a beautiful stretch of trail through coastal and mountain fynbos, remote forests and visits some fascinating environmental and social projects along the way.

The Farm Garden
The Farm Garden was started by husband and wife, Coenie and Christa van Dyk. The pair create miniature scenes out of small rock. The scenes encompass anything from historical villages and farms, to the ever-popular Afrikaans 'soapy' 7de Laan. It is essential to call for a viewing of this intriguing art.
Tel: +27 28 384 0934

The Flower Valley Farm
The Flower Valley Farm is a Flower Conservation Trust operation to preserve flora and the fauna that goes with it. Hikers can spot birds and educate themselves on the fynbos flowers of the area and enjoy a rewarding view at the end. There is a great picnic area next to the dam if you would like to end your day relaxing in nature. Pre-packed baskets are available on request.

Walker Bay Nature Reserve
Extending along a stretch of coast between the town of De Kelders and the Hermanus Lagoon, the Walker Bay Nature Reserve lies just 3 kilometres from Gansbaai, east of Hermanus on the Danger Point Peninsula. One can get into the Walker Bay reserve at Stanford, via Mierkom, De Kelders (Die Plaat) and Uilkraalsmond.