Hermanus is undoubtedly South Africa’s premier land-based whale-watching destination, and has been hailed as the best in the world. We are also very proud of the fact that Hermanus is the only town in the world with a ‘Whale-Crier’, who alerts the town to the location of Southern Right whales in the bay. Lesser known, but just as big a part of the profile of Hermanus as our beloved marine mammals, are the many superb wine estates, producing some of the best wines in South Africa, and offering wine tasting and wine-estate dining.
Hermanus is a quaint, pretty ‘fishing village’ with a small harbour. While both marine and wine tourism have grown the town considerably over the past decade, Hermanus is far from losing its charm. Proximity to Cape Town and the Cape Overberg, magnificent coastal and mountain scenery and a host of marine and mountain outdoors activities in Hermanus and neighbouring Walker Bay and Gansbaai makes Hermanus a superb destination for tourists and South African’s alike, not to mention wine aficionados and people who love whales (and who doesn’t?). Welcome to Hermanus…
The Overberg is a beautiful place to explore & what better way to do it than to go quad biking along the many trails in Hermanus!
The Perlemoen Trail, a hiking trail in the Oveberg is one of the most spectacular hikes on the continent. Explore & enjoy!
Experience the Cape Floral Kingdom on this outstanding horse riding trail in the Overberg!
One of the best horse riding trails in the Overberg is the Agulhas plains trail. Spot whales, birds and more from horse back.
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve cameras capture caracul chirping his little heart out!
The Grenache vineyard at Creation represents a pioneering first planting of this cultivar in the Hemel-en-Aarde.
We bring to you some hidden gems of Hermanus, perfect to escape to on those long lazy summer days.