The beach stretches for miles on your doorstep, but beach lovers may wish to explore Gericke’s Point, another endless beach and the part of the wonderful guided Moonlight Meander & Starlight Stroll, offered by local expert Judy Dixon (+27 (0) 44 883 1015). At low tide the exposed rock pools here are fascinating. Or opt for any number of forest or lakeside trials in the Wilderness National Park. Mark Dixon is a brilliant guide who will introduce you to the secret life of the forest and fynbos, lakes and estuaries (www.gardenroutetrail.co.za). If you prefer a self-guided walk one of our favourites is the one that includes a visit to our “Big Tree” — an easy circular 40 minute walk that starts and ends at a 1000+ year old Yellowwood Tree (starting point 14km from Moontide).