There are various ‘firsts’ about the Hermanus Cliff Path. It is the first cliff path in the Overstrand to be part of a proclaimed Nature Reserve. It is the first to have been started by private individuals. It is the first to be jointly managed by a private organisation (the Cliff Path Management Group) and a Municipality. It is the first (and only) one to have raised more than R2 million in private grants and bequests for its work. It is no chance that the Path is one of the best known and most loved attractions in Hermanus. As it is part of the Fernkloof Nature Reserve all the laws that protect the environment in a nature reserve also apply to the Path. No planting or gardening is allowed in the Cliff Path Nature Reserve. It is also illegal to cut or trim any vegetation, especially milkwood trees that have special protection under the law. Please consult someone in authority if you have any concerns about the Path.