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Posted on: Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Things To Do In Humansdorp

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Zartenbosch Golf Course

Zartenbosch Golf Course

Humansdorp is a very small town, established in the mid-19th century, situated in the Eastern Cape. It is between Jeffrey’s Bay and St Francis Bay. Although small and quiet, many visitors pass through Humansdorp en route to a number of other destinations and get a chance to visit this historical farming-oriented town. Humansdorp is situated along the N2, which extends from Cape Town in the Western Cape, through Port Elizabeth and East London in the Eastern Cape and through to Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. This makes Humansdorp accessible and centrally located.

During your time in Humansdorp, there are a few things to see and do. Things To Do In Humansdorp include:

The Humansdorp Golf Course
This 9-hole course is challenging and boasts lovely views. It was designed by locals who wanted a course of their own. Its facilities include a bar, restaurant and an event venue.

Happy Hippo Play Farm

Happy Hippo Play Farm

The Zwartenbosch Golf Club
This gorgeous course is being revamped and will soon provide a whole lot more, including a wedding chapel, event venue, shopping complex, restaurants, a pro shop, and a health hydro and spa. A full sports centre will comprise tennis, squash and swimming facilities. It is situated at the foot of the exquisite Zwarte Mountains.

Le Chameleon
Le Chameleon may be situated in one of the country’s smallest towns, but it has earned much respect amongst locals and tourists alike. This shop, restaurant and bakery is charming. Goodies on sale include home-baked pastries and sweets, preserves, spices and gifts. The restaurant and tea garden are huge, seating up to 120 people.

The Happy Hippo Play Farm
A perfect getaway for families with children of different ages, this play park and petting zoo invites visitors to pet and feed a host of tame animals. There is a tea garden for the parents and the views of the Seekoei River are just beautiful.

The Surf Museum

The Surf Museum

Paradise Beach
Just over 13 kilometres from Humansdorp is the pristine, white sands of Paradise Beach have an irresistible allure. It is flanked by reserves that are brimming with wildlife and floral beauty. Paradise Beach is particularly popular amongst those that love water sports.

The Jeffrey’s Bay Surf Museum
Jeffrey’s Bay is only about 15 to 20 minutes’ drive from Humansdorp and is the home of this novel museum. J-Bay is known the world around as being one of the planet’s hottest surfing spots. This museum tells the history of surfing, both globally and locally, and immerses visitors in the magical freedom that only a surfer really knows.

The Brakkeduine 4×4 Sand Trail
Less than 40 kilometres from Humansdorp is the Brakkeduine 4×4 Sand Trail. As its name implies, this route is all about negotiating slippery, sandy dunes. The trail is 14 kilometres long but, because of the tricky terrain, takes about three hours to complete.

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Amelia Meyer


Amelia is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for all things travel-related. She is based in Knysna, but has studied, lived and travelled further afield. She studied Film, Media and Literature at the University of Cape Town. She began her solo career in the form of Voxate Writing & Editing in 2008 and loves every minute of it. Amelia believes in silver linings, lessons learnt and the responsibility to do what’s right. When she is not writing, she can frequently be found at the local animal shelter, on the bicycle trails of the nature reserves or sampling new restaurants with her family.

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1 comment about Things To Do In Humansdorp
  1. February 6th, 2013 at 10:45
    Liz Louw says:

    La Chameleon is the best . We plan all our trips around having a meal here. The BEST food anywhere ! We send all our guests from Prospect Cottage, Knysna here when they are en route to Addo / P.E or anywhere else in the E.Cape. Just love La Chameleon.