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De Mond Nature Reserve

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Address: Dirt Road, 30km from Struisbaai, South Africa

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Stunning scenery

What a gem! Fantastic visit n the mouth of the Heuningnes river. Amazing scenery. The colour of the water and waves where the river meets the sea defies description. The reserve... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

What a gem! Fantastic visit n the mouth of the Heuningnes river. Amazing scenery. The colour of the water and waves where the river meets the sea defies description. The reserve is also renowned for birding. Though any sane bird at the time of my visit this year would've been hunkered down for fear of being blown to Antarctica. A... More 

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Thank Mphubo
Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We only had an hour to explore, but I could easily spend all day here hiking and enjoying bird-watching! The walk along the sand dunes looked especially beautiful.

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Thank Carmen A
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We took the Sterna trail, about a 7km walk. Take some sunscreen and a camera. Beautiful nature, lots of birds and a long walk on the beach. Stunning place if you love the outdoors

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Pringle Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

When first booking we were not happy that there is only one cottage for overnight visitors. However this was quickly turned to a delightful experience because of the scenery, isolation and well maintained cottage. We were very lucky to have an awesome sunset and sunrise the next morning. Most definitely worth the 12km of gravel road to get there.

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Bredasdorp, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

I really enjoyed De Mond and would go every year if I don't make others plans, a great day it was for the whole family.

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Rehovot, Israel
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

You basically have two trail options: (1) a short (1.5 km there and 1.5 km back) walk from the entry to the beach and back (for this one, turn left after you cross the bridge), or (2) a longer (6.5 km) circular trail -- the Sterna Trail (for this one, turn right after you cross the bridge). We did the... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

De Mond Nature Reserve is well worth a visit for lovers of nature. We did the boardwalk/ estuary walk to the dunes and beach. About 3 km return. Beautiful dunes, many birds plus a huge flock of flamingoes. We also did the boardwalk on the other side plus the short walk uphill to the view point. There is another trail... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

Wonderful place of nature! On your way to De Mond you might see Zebras , blue crane, and many other animals....there arrived flamingos are waiting for you...

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Beautiful scenery with lots of birdlife. There is a small entrance fee and limited facilities (toilets) by the gate with a picnic area by the water. The walks are breathtaking through unspoilt countryside and beautiful beaches. There is also a quite demanding, marked trail through finbos and along the foreshore. Swimming was good in the estuary but the only downside... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

Lovely day at this nature reserve highly recommended, take a picnic and a walk and enjoy the surroundings

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