Coming soon … to the Klipgat Cave
The final reveal in our list of new and upgraded products coming to CapeNature reserves takes us to Walker Bay.
Located on the Overberg coast, the Walker Bay Nature Reserve is where the Klipgat Cave lies. Walker Bay is a coastal nature reserve which includes five coastal areas between Hermanus and Die Dam near Struisbaai.
The largest area stretches from Klein River to De Kelders at Gansbaai. Die Plaat is the area’s white sandy beach, with rocky limestone outcrops and the occasional southern right whale offshore. The scenic Klein River lagoon, north-west of the reserve, flows into the sea at times.
The Klipgat cave, right next to the De Kelders end of the reserve, was home to Middle Stone Age and Late Stone Age humans, and is one of the most remarkable examples of early human dwellings in South Africa. Already a popular tourist attraction, the cave is now set to benefit from new signage and interpretation within, which will enhance the public’s interaction with the site.
The interpretation centre is also being refurbished with new signage and artefact displays, compounding the experience and knowledge gained during a visit to the important historical site. All of these new attractions will be completed by the end of the first quarter, meaning the public can expect an enhanced experience from this autumn.
For more on our exciting year ahead, read about Monday’s reveal, Rocherpan Phase two, here, Tuesday’s reveal, detailing upgrades at Algeria camp in the Cederberg Wilderness Area, here and Wednesday’s news about Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve’s new accommodation, here.