Hiking on the Tsitsikamma coast near Bishop's Cove Lodge

The Perfect Place to Escape the Hustle and Bustle
Fynbos walk


Staying at Bishop's Cove Lodge is like having the Otter Trail to oneself. The rugged coastline offers a host of rock pools to explore and the fynbos-covered banks are a maze of trails and animal tracks to scout for sightings of wild flowers and creatures - great and small.
Two short trails lead from the Lodge and provide a fascinating glimpse of the diversity of southern Cape vegetation. The level cliff-top walk through the fynbos surrounding the Lodge is easily accessible and provides panoramic views of the ocean with excellent sightings of dolphins and whales. There is also a short walk to the fern-covered banks of the perennial stream in the forested kloof below the Lodge.

 

Bishops Cove Beach Bishop's Cove Lodge is set amidst beautiful dairy farms


Immediately below the Lodge is a rare, sheltered private little beach with rock pools in which to cool off. From the beach there are walks in both directions for the more adventurous where there is a good chance of seeing resident Cape clawless otter and rare Oyster Catcher birds. Other resident game includes bushbuck, steenbok, aardvark, rock hyrax, monkeys, porcupine, bush pig, caracal lynx and large-spotted genet.
The abundance of marine, forest, and grassland species of birds will please the avid bird watcher.
Cyclists can make use of the miles of rural, quiet, unpaved roads passing beautiful dams, pastures and plantations.

 

Khoisan fish traps are still effective Ancient Khoisan fish traps
Visitors interested in the Cape's ancient heritage will appreciate the Aasvoëlkrans trail which passes ancient stone fish traps (still effective) which date back over 50 000 years to the the time of the Khoisan people. Using rocks they created artificial tidal pools which trapped fish stranded by the ebbing tide.

 DAY OUTINGS
Fynbos Country Club - 9-hole golf course at Eersterivier (10kms away)

Storms River (45kms) for blackwater tubing, forest canopy tours and many other adventure activities.

Tsitsikamma National Park (55kms) - a popular coastal reserve with hiking trails as well as a diving trail

Several offical hiking trails including the world famous Otter Trail and Dolphin Trail

The Garden Route: Plettenberg Bay (110kms), Jeffrey's Bay (75kms), Cape St Francis (95kms)
Langkloof Valley (30kms): fruit farms, fynbos and proteas
Route 62 (east)

Carpobrotus acinaciformis Weiltheimia bracteata Gazania rigens Salvia africana-lutea

Contact: bishopscove@mweb.co.za Cell: 084 368 8743 or 082 352 0053
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