A mild climate makes Gouritsmond a year-round destination, but it is during spring and summer that travelers descend on the sleepy town for water skiing on the Gouritz River, boating and rubber-ducking, or simply to soak up the sun on the long stretches of beach.

The beach is ideal for swimming, surfing, sunbathing or simply strolling along the river mouth. Look out for the endangered Black Oyster Catcher, Cape Plovers and fynbos (Cape Flora).

There are great whale watching points (July-November), hiking trails, flora trails, small game-viewing, 4x4 and quad bike trails, sea cruises and deep-sea fishing, water skiing, kayaking and canoeing.

There are numerous spots for shore angling, snorkeling and spear fishing. Watch the ski-boats cutting through the surf at the river mouth while others follow the river into the mighty Indian Ocean for a day of leisure, fishing and deep-sea diving.

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