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The little town of Kleinmond is 100 km drive outside of Cape town, on the scenic Clarence Drive (Route 44) and is famous for its diverse coastal and mountain fynbos. It lies on a lagoon at the small mouth of the Botriver, from which it gets its name - kleinmond - and forms part of the Kogelberg biosphere. This biosphere supports over 1600 species of fynbos. Kleinmond is also the commercial centre for this region.

Kleinmond is uniquely surrounded by nature reserves - the Kleinmond Coastal and Mountain reserve, the Rooisands Nature reserve, and the Kogelberg Nature Reserve. As such, Kleinmond has been declared a World Heritage Site and supports every type of natural habitat found in the Western Cape.

Lagoons in the area provide safe swimming, and visitors have access to walking and hiking trails, bird watching, rocky tidal pools, and the opportunity of spotting Southern Right whales in season. The marshlands around Kleinmond support a herd of wild horses as well as the endangered Cape Plantanna and rare Strawberry Frog.