TO EXPERIENCE THE CAPE WHALE COAST IS TO EXPERIENCE
A MAJESTY UNLIKE ANY OTHER
ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND MOSAIC
To experience the Cape Whale Coast is to experience a majesty unlike any other. The air is clean, the water is clear and the scenery is spectacular. We are so excited about our home away from home and we want you to share it with you. Come get on one of our kayaks and venture into the Hermanus Lagoon. Stroll down the Walker Bay dunes and find your peace. Drink the ancient drink of wine and live in its flavor. We invite you to experience this with us, book your dream vacation today!
Reservations at our Luxury Lagoon Lodge come inclusive with the aforementioned activities. Wherever you lodge, you are assured to experience the adventures of the Hermanus, the stillness of the land, and the affability of our staff. Experience Hermanus.
Whale Watching from Land: Hermanus and Walker Bay are known as the best place in the world to do land-based whale watching. Between June and December, Southern Right Whales migrate from the icy waters of Antarctica to these warmer sheltered bays to court, mate and calf. They can seen as close as 30 meters from the shore, breaching, spraying, tail slapping and lob tailing.
SHARK CAGE DIVING
Off the coast of Gansbaai, located between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock, Shark Alley is the world’s premier post for spotting Great White Sharks. These awesome predators grow to over 20 feet long and love to show their teeth. Equipped with a wet suit, a bucket of nerves, and possibly an underwater camera, adrenaline junkies can plunge into a sturdy cage in the water to see these magnificent beasts eye to eye. This is one experience you will never forget and you will gain a better understanding of these creatures of the sea!
Panthera Africa is an ethical sanctuary for any captive bred big cats in need of rescue. Animal welfare is their top priority. The animals will be protected and prosper for the rest of their lives at Panthera Africa!
One of Panthera Africa’s main purposes is to be an educational platform where they create awareness about conditions big cats face in captivity, and how animal welfare and enrichment play a vital role in giving them the best captive life possible. They are a true sanctuary where no cub petting, breeding or trading takes place.
Panthera Africa is open for visitors to come and enjoy the magnificent Big Cats including lions, tigers, leopard and caracals. They offer educational visits where you hear their unique heart felt stories, in addition to learning facts about the species themselves and the critical situations they are facing.
*PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL* Please ask at Reception for further information. Subject to availability and specific days/times
Hop aboard Lady Stanford for a scenic cruise along the Klein River toward the Hermanus Estuary bird sanctuary, and back. Lady Stanford is a spacious eco-friendly riverboat offering a sheltered lower deck and open-top deck, perfect for the ultimate photo opportunities.
The Klein River is home to over a hundred bird species that include majestic fish eagles, elegant pink flamingos and blue cranes. Keep an eye out for otters, turtles, bontebok and horses along the banks of the river as you make your way toward the lagoon. Although guests are requested to bring their own refreshments, drinking glasses and ice are provided on each trip. Lady Stanford River Cruises offer day trips to the general public and also offers private boat charters for team building gatherings, bachelor parties and intimate weddings. Added services such as catering and braai facilities are available upon request. Lady Stanford carries 26 passengers.
BIRDS AND FLOWERS
Enjoy walks around Mosaic and discover a rich tapestry of flora and bid life!
The Cape Floral Kingdom has the greatest diversity of plant life per geographic area on earth (almost 9,000 species), but 17% are critically rare or endangered. One-third of the fynbos that once existed has already been lost to agriculture, development, and the invasion of several alien plant species. These plants were imported in the mid 1800’s, without knowledge of longterm consequences. Without local biological controls, they have choked out massive areas of indigenous plants, dried up water catchments and streams, and contributed to erosion.
Stanford kayaking excursions on the Hermanus Lagoon take you from the worlds chaos, and place you in a world of stillness. Drift down the South African coastline and experience the serenity of this private getaway. Enjoy a morning cruise or a sunset ride as you get lost in the vastness of the ocean and the lagoon. Adored by adventurers and ponderers alike, we invite you to come aboard.
Whether you stay in the luxury of our Lagoon Lodge or the simplicity of our self-catering Cottages, kayak excursions are a must. Most excursions are to the Hermanus Lagoon. Being right in our backyard, its surreal views tend to capture our guests. There you will find calm waters, beautiful sunsets, and mountain ranges. If you are feeling adventurous, take the kayak to the open sea. There, the waters may roll a bit more, whales may draw near, and adventure will assuredly be beckoning at the door!
FYNBOS QUAD BIKING
Our fynbos quad biking tours are a favorite activity with our guests! You will ride along the edge of the lagoon and up to high points on Mosaic. There, 360 degree views of the ocean, lagoon, and mountains will accompany you. Along the way you will learn about magnificent flora, birds, mammals, and lagoon wetlands. These beautiful characteristics are inherent to the fynbos biome of South Africa’s southern coast, and it is truly a terrain like no other. The uniqueness of beauty on this adventure makes it one you will not wish to miss during your stay at Mosaic.
Hop aboard Lady Stanford for a scenic cruise along the Klein River toward the Hermanus Estuary bird sanctuary, and back. Lady Stanford is a spacious eco-friendly riverboat offering a sheltered lower deck and open-top deck, perfect for the ultimate photo opportunities. The Klein River is home to over a hundred bird species that include majestic fish eagles, elegant pink flamingos and blue cranes. Keep an eye out for otters, turtles, bontebok and horses along the banks of the river as you make your way toward the lagoon. Although guests are requested to bring their own refreshments, drinking glasses and ice are provided on each trip. Lady Stanford River Cruises offer day trips to the general public and also offers private boat charters for team building gatherings, bachelor parties and intimate weddings.