Whether you want to relax, shop, go wild or just watch the whales, Hermanus has a lot to offer.
will assist you in planning or booking day trips, and generally furbish you
with advice on what to avoid, what to see and do, where to
eat, drink, dance and have fun.
They can provide a picnic basket
for you to feast on whether you want to spend the day on the beach
or meander through the awe-inspiring spaces of the Overberg
List of things to do
Hermanus Whale Watching
Fabulous white sandy beaches
World class Hermanus golf courses
Walks & hikes in the Fernkloof nature resort
Art & craft market
Scenic cliff path walks
A paradise for bird watching
Quaint shops & curios
A choice of many restaurants & bars to cater for all tastes
Caledon Casino & spa
Arrabela Golf Estate, Hotel & Health Spa
AND MUCH MORE…
Walks & Hikes
Great white shark cage diving
Fishing & boat trips
Hermanus lies along the shores of Walker Bay near the Southern most tip of Africa. The magnificent mountains of the Overberg towers over the town – home of the Southern Right Whale. The Brydel Whales can be found all year round. Whale enthusiasts and nature lovers from all over the world visit Hermanus to enjoy these magnificent creatures playing and frolicking from the best land based whale watching destination in the world.
Hermanus is Known as the heart of the whale route. The popular cliff path stretches from the one side of the town to the other, about 12 km. An excellent walk and place for whale watchers to study and and enjoy these amazing gigantic mammals and get within closer range than you can dream of.
Telescopes situated alongside the Old Harbour Museum makes it possible to survey the entire Walker Bay and the whales and dolphins at close range.
The Whale Crier keeps visitors informed as to the whereabouts of the whales. The sound of his kelp horn has become a well loved and awaited sound during the whale season.