THE COASTAL DRIVE.
The coastal route along the R44 will take you all the way through to Hermanus (98 km), but spend some time on the endless stretches of beach at the Strand (22 km) or stop awhile in the scenic seaside town of Gordon's Bay (29 km), with its selection of gift and shell shops, its harbour cafés and sheltered beaches. Hermanus is a holiday mecca renowned for its whale watching, particularly between June and October.
This is a town with Huguenot influences and culture. Someone there said you can pick almost any restaurant there and not be disappointed. The architecture is a mix of Dutch and French. The wineries have onsite tasting facilities. The wine is very reasonably priced and good.
"Good taste in all things"
The town itself has many gift stores and galleries. This is a community that cherishes culture. Good food, wine, architecture and gardens.