Cape Jervis

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Cape Jervis
With wildlife and a rich and diverse natural environment, this small South Australian town is a great place for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Cape Jervis is a tiny town on the southwestern tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula. What it lacks in size it more than makes up for in scenic beauty and outdoor adventures. It is also a gateway to the many attractions of Kangaroo Island. Hike through forests and mountains, spot kangaroos and other wildlife and sample local wines and gins.

Explore the area's wild and natural scenery. Drive east of the town for about 20 minutes to the Deep Creek Conservation Park. This protected area of the Fleurieu Peninsula coastline encompasses forests and green-covered hills and is home to kangaroos, echidnas and dozens of bird species. Hike along walking trails and stay overnight in one of the campgrounds.

Go on daylong walks or more extensive hikes along the Heysen Trail. This 750-mile (1,200-kilometer) walking trail extends from Cape Jervis to Parachilna Gorge, passing through forests, vineyards, mountain ranges, historical towns and farms. You’ll also find good walking along the cliffs and rocky headlands of Rapid Bay, 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of the town.

For more outstanding natural beauty, take the car ferry to Kangaroo Island. The journey is about 45 minutes each way. Stroll along beaches, visit a colony of sea lions and venture into the subterranean world of strange limestone rock formations at Kelly Hill Caves. Tackle the 41-mile (66-kilometer) Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail and enjoy a range of other attractions on the island, including a wildlife park, wineries, a distillery and coastal towns and villages. Stay overnight in hotels, lodges and camping and caravan sites.

When you return to the mainland, visit the Cape Jervis Lighthouse. It was first lit in 1871, but the current tower dates back to 1972.

Reach Cape Jervis by flying into Adelaide's international airport. Rent a car and follow the Main South Road out of the city. Driving time to your vacation destination of scenic beauty, fascinating wildlife and island exploration is about 2 hours.

Cape Jervis Accommodation & Caravan Park
Cape Jervis Accommodation & Caravan Park
3.5 out of 5
9351 Main South Rd, Cape Jervis, SA, 5204
The price is £77 per night from 20 Aug to 21 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star inn in Cape Jervis. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a restaurant. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (257 reviews)
"Lovely quiet location. Great views"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2022

Cape Jervis Accommodation & Caravan Park
Cape Jervis Holiday Units
Cape Jervis Holiday Units
3.5 out of 5
12- Flinders Drive, Cape Jervis, SA, 5204
The price is £108 per night from 25 Aug to 26 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Cape Jervis. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (95 reviews)
"Loved the quiet"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2022

Cape Jervis Holiday Units
Morella Farm Stay
Morella Farm Stay
3.5 out of 5
9168 Main South Road, Cape Jervis, SA, 5204
The price is £144 per night from 20 Aug to 21 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star farm stay in Cape Jervis. Enjoy free parking, a garden and private gardens. Popular attractions Talisker Conservation Park and Morgan's ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Quiet & Peaceful Location
"Thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night farm stay. The three bedroom farm house was very clean & well maintained. The kitchen overlooked the mountains and farm. There was a fireplace with cut wood ready for us to use. It was put to good use every night while enjoying a glass of wine! Waking each morning to ..."

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2019

Morella Farm Stay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cape Jervis Holiday Units
Cape Jervis Holiday Units
3.5 out of 5
12- Flinders Drive, Cape Jervis, SA, 5204
The price is £108 per night from 25 Aug to 26 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Cape Jervis. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (95 reviews)
"Loved the quiet"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2022

Cape Jervis Holiday Units
Island & Sea Views: Getaway Bungalow@ Cape Jervis
Island & Sea Views: Getaway Bungalow@ Cape Jervis
Cape Jervis, SA
Stay at this holiday home in Cape Jervis. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Our guests praise the WiFi in their reviews. Popular attractions Kangaroo ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (36 reviews)
Highly Recommend!
"Great location and stunning view from the living room. Easy check-in, clean, well-furnished and suuuper cozy! This was my first time travelling solo and I had an amazing time. Definitely want to re-visit when the weather is warmer! ❤️"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2022

Island & Sea Views: Getaway Bungalow@ Cape Jervis
Baudin House
Baudin House
3.5 out of 5
5 Cheopis Street, Penneshaw, SA, 5222
Stay at this 3.5-star beach holiday home in Penneshaw. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Popular attractions Sealink Ferry Terminal and Baudin Conservation ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Gem of a house!
"I booked Baudin House for a weekend getaway with friends for our first trip to KI. The house was amazing! The pictures were exactly as the house was. The view of Penneshaw and the Bay was perfect. It rained all weekend but we didn't care as the wood fire kept us cosy and warm. We can't wait to come ..."

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2020

Baudin House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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