Fernkloof Nature Reserve’s Galpin Hut was built by the Hermanus Botanical Society in 1978.
Covering 1,800 hectares with some 60km of hiking trails, Fernkloof Nature Reserve is renowned for its biodiversity supporting around 7,000 species of indigenous fynbos.
There are few places on earth where so many different species can be seen in such proximity. In addition to enjoying the unique flora and the creatures it supports, the reserve offers spectacular views over the sea of Walker Bay and the surrounding mountain landscape.
Galpin Hut provides basic amenities that include:
• Two Bunk Beds (with mattresses)
• Toilet (Enviroloo)
The rate for Galpin Hut is as follows:
• R300 per night for the hut (maximum four people)
Booking is essential and arrangements to collect the key will be made ahead of your stay.
To book your stay at Galpin Hut contact:
• Peter Coxall - 082 570 3403 email@example.com
Galpin Hut is furnished with the bare necessities, so remember to pack:
• Cooking Equipment (no fires allowed - gas permitted)
• Cooking Utensils
• Sleeping Bags
“The best sunset views in the world. Rustic and very basic. We love the hut!” Jannie
“A lovely hut on top of the mountain in Fernkloof Nature Reserve. It has two double bunk beds so it can sleep, four hikers. The route to the hut takes approximately two hours and isn't too difficult. Very nice for a weekend getaway.” Carla
“This spot is an absolute gem with spectacular views. The little hut has a nice feel and is rustic but clean. The hike up from Fernkloof parking took us three hours with our backpacks. It was a very hot day, so some might do it quicker than we did. There is a mountain stream close-ish to the hut where you can fill up with water. As always when hiking in the Cape, remember to take a hat, suncream, a warm top, sufficient water and your cell phone.” Oliver
“It was a breathtaking adventure. If you visit Hermanus and want to enjoy nature, I would recommend it. The toilet has a beautiful view!” Eeden
“Basic but sufficiently equipped to stay overnight. Well-positioned to give stunning views. Take some food for the resident rock jumpers and elephant shrews.” Paul