Hermanus is rich in breathtaking scenery; with its unparalleled scenic beauty, modern infrastructure, upmarket shops and endless adventure options, it is no wonder that Hermanus is transformed into a bustling hubbub of activity in-season as well as out-of-season. For any intrepid tourist or appreciator of nature's wonders, Hermanus is the ideal location for an unforgettable experience.
It is built along the beautiful shores of Walker Bay and is the official Whale Watching Capital of the World as well as a popular holiday destination. Hermanus is surrounded by majestic mountains, indigenous Fynbos and spectacular natural beauty
Hermanus is jam-packed with an unlimited supply of adventures, activities and sights for the intrepid explorer to the leisurely holiday-maker. Thanks to the usually mild, Mediterranean climate and coastal-and-mountain location, visitors are able to experience a diverse range of activities in a smaller than usual area
Join any one of the licenced charters for close encounters with the ‘gentle giants’ of the ocean and other marine life. They will make sure to get you up, close and personal with these majestic creatures.
If weather doesn’t permit, view the whales from the Hermanus coastal area.
COST FOR FULL DAY TOUR – Drive to Hermanus and sightsee :
1 Person: R2800 p/p
2 People: R1900 p/p
3 People: R1300 p/p
4 People: R1100 p/p
5+ People: R800 p/p
To combine Wine-tasting and Sight-seeing, enquire here
From the spectacular cliffs of De Kelders to the miles of white sandy beaches of Pearly Beach, is one of the most astonishing land-based whale watching spots in the word. Or onwards to Dyer Island where the mysterious and graceful Great White Sharks have drawn visitors from across the globe, hence Gansbaai having become known as the Great White Shark capital of the world. In the same vicinity just off Shark Alley, you will find an abundance of seals, being the hot spot restaurant of the great whites, not to mention the Penguin colony of Dyer Island.
This little town is able to offer some of the world's best boat- and shore-based whale watching and unquestionably the world's best white-shark diving. Some of the Cape's best-conserved fynbos adorns the mountains in the area and numerous walks and trails criss-cross it. The lighthouse at Danger Point is open to tourists, and you can climb the stairs to the revolving light and peer out at the restless waters that cover the remains of the famous Birkenhead wreck.
COST FOR SHARK CAGE DIVING – Drive to venue and diving included
1 Person: R2800 per person
2 People: R 2500 per person
3+ People: R2200 per person
Walk the breathtaking Cliff Path along the Hermanus coast
Not only is Hermanus famous for being the best whale watching location on earth, the Town is also renowned for its Fynbos and beautiful walks along its world famous cliff paths.
The Cliff Path is perhaps the most popular trail in Hermanus and stretches from the New Harbour all the way to Grotto beach approximately 12km along the coastline.
The views of Walker Bay and the Mountain Range are breath-taking and during whale season the Cliffs have the perfect spots to sit and watch the whales as they frolic in in the bay.
Public benches are dotted along the Cliff Path which offers you the perfect spot for a picnic or just sit back, relax and enjoy the whales and of course the view.
At the end of the walk you and enjoy a refreshing swim in the ocean or dine at Dutchies Restaurant with beautiful views of the beach and ocean.