lovely quiet place - Place is lovely and quiet and you can truly enjoy the simple thing in life. Beautiful views of the Ocean and the Restaurant called Bietang is something to experience
Cliffpath - Cliff path starts at Grotto Beach. It is great to walk the cliff path along all the different bays and beaches and to see the klipdassies play along side the path.
Life without whales - Like previous reviews Hermanus is about whales.We visited out of season. Bettie's Bay is reasonably close by which affords the visitor to a great experience to view cape penguins.
Fabulous Hermanus - A clean, stunning town with beautiful scenery. A wonderful cliff path which stretches from one side to the other side of the town. Wonderful food and friendly people everywhere.
Dirty beaches - Beach? More like a 'litter box' for people to take their dogs for a poop!
United States of America
Holiday or weekend stay - Sandbaai is a beautiful place, the beach front is what appeals so much with the remote feeling you get even if there are other people about. It is convenient and has all the necessary shops and amenities nearby. Hermanus centre is only a short 10 minutes away. Lovely place and definitely one of my favourites. Riette
Wonderful discovery - Sandbaai is a small, quiet community between Onrus and Hermanus. It's just across from the gateway to the Hemel-en-Aarde wine route. Lots of lovely restaurants and shops just across the way. The beach is dog-friendly and uncrowded. Mostly families and children exploring all the rock pools. A fantastic place for a quiet family getaway.
Beautiful suburb with awesome beaches and walking trails - We loved Grotto beach and having dinner at Dutchies after spending an hour or two on the beach.
Heaven on earth - Absolutely beautiful...we walked along the concrete path and back...for about one and a half hours. Makes you realise what an awesome God we serve that He blesses us with such beauty.
Sylvia & Brian - Fabulous place to stay. Very comfortable and friendly.
Denifinelty worth the name! - Quiet, safe and beautifull
Hermanus - I will definitely go back to Hermanus. Beautiful views, lovely food and wine.
hesther de waal
Fantastic Whale Viewing - We enjoyed our stay in Hermanus, even though it was just for two days. The lovely walk along the promenade, it is well kept and clean, and there are many different restaurants to choose from. There is a lovely little wine shop that must be visited. The staff are well-informed and offer friendly service. The wine route is also exceptional with lovely and interesting varieties of wine for tasting.
Onrus - The place to be when you need to rest and get away from a busy city life.
Anna-Marie de Nobrega
Nice - Very nice place to stay love it
Picturesque town - Beautiful location although best time to go us during whale watching season.
Absolutely breathtaking - We loved the cliff path. So well maintained. We could easily live in Hermanus - we found the folk very friendly and helpful.
Rev. T. R. Snyman
Good Security, Life Guards - Good Security, Life Guards
Can hire Umbrella, Deck Chair and Cushions from Beach
Great beaches - I didn't know much about Hermanus prior to our one-night stopover. Now that I've been, I recommend at least two nights. It’s a lovely smallish town with great beaches like Grotto Beach and awesome views. A friend from London recommended we try the roti at Village Foods - it was absolutely delicious.
Weekend in Sandbaai - We were very happy in Sandbaai as it is a lot quieter than Hermanus. We found Hermanus very nice but extremely busy.
Recommended destination is Hermanus - I came for whale watching; unfortunately with all the excessive rain the Cape area received prior to my arrival the whales were not seen close to shore.
I will definitely want to return.
Suzette du Plessis
Neat - Very nice, quiet and neat place. I love it. See you soon Sandbaai!
Hermanus - Superb destination, breath taking sea vistas and of course the whales make it very special. Also, the whole town appears to be very well managed with good restaurants and is extremely clean.
A special place - Hermanus is a very special place to visit, not just for their famous Southern Right Whales, but also for their Blue Flag beaches, world famous Cliff Path, the many hiking paths in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, and many more attractions.
My dream vacation place - This was our 13th visit to the Whale festival and we never get tired of being there. Everything you need when you want to escape the chaos of the city. Just peace and tranquility. I want to retire here.
Good location - Good location and not too far from Hermanus
van de velde koen
Heaven is a place on earth - Hermanus is a little piece of Heaven and if it is peace and tranquility you're after, look no further! Awesome landscapes and the whales is an added bonus. Love Hermanus!
Stunning beaches - Awesome place for sunsets and birdlife and quiet getaway with small family.
The place to relax - Excellent places to enjoy some good food.
Quiet and peaceful - We didn't spend too much time in Sandbaai as we were only there for one night, but it was very relaxing, peaceful and quiet. The neighbourhood where we stayed also felt quite safe. The beach was mostly rocky with some sandy patches, but there's a lovely walkway along the beach which was nice to walk along in the early morning.
Views of vermont - Quiet, calm - lovely
Voelklip - The area is very quite and peaceful.
The place is located near all the important amenities.
Harriot Van Schalkwyk
Hermanus Whales - Hermanus is the place for watching whales!
Very peaceful - Sandbaai is a quiet and safe little town. Beautiful and laid back, it's a great space for taking a break and relaxing.
Sandbaai - Nice and quiet and safe.
Hermanus as a holiday venue. - A fantastic holiday destination with very good shopping facilities and restaurants. Good sporting facilities including golf. You can sense the holiday atmosphere. It does however get very crowded during peak holiday periods.
Johann Von Wielligh
Weekend getaway - Peaceful and quiet, the perfect getaway!
Hemel en Aarde - Feels safe and would walk alone all over where allowed.
andries du plessis
January 2013 - Short but enjoyable visit.
bets van den berg
nice for 2 days - it's a nice village and the restaurants are very good
dick van duijn
Discover Vermont near Hermanus - Situated an easy 8-km drive from the bustling Hermanus, lies Vermont, a new and quiet area with beautiful homes, views, beach and walking trails. The pristine Brekfis Bay beach, Vermont Nature Reserve and hiking trails are a pleasure for nature lovers who at night can enjoy the bright stars visible over the area.
Vermont borders on a number of green belts created in an effort to maintain the inherent tranquillity and endemic fynbos and bird life in the area. Vermont serves mainly as a holiday village, its residents making their way here primarily during holiday seasons. The area is well known for the protected Milkwood trees which flourish here. A beautiful coastal path stretches from Onrus along the coastline and is known as the Vermont Trail, interspersed with tidal pools and ending at the sand dunes of Brekfis Bay, one of the most undisturbed and child-friendly beaches in the area.
The Vermont Nature Reserve offers a scenic two-hour walk along the coast from Brekfis Bay to Hawston harbour amongst pristine fields of fynbos – reminding one of the Namaqualand flower season – and is a paradise for bird watchers.
The Vermont Salt Pan, an ecologically sensitive seasonal body of water that teems with bird-life, plays host to a large population of flamingos that come here to breed - their pink wings and long legs against the backdrop of the mountain make a wonderfully scenic moment.
Vermont counts several well-known four and five star guest houses which have been hosting hundreds of discerning visitors over the years. Close to Vermont are many shops such as supermarkets, excellent restaurants and cafes to excite and satisfy any cosmopolitan palate, post office, tourist shops and art galleries situated in nearby Onrus, Sandbaai and Hemel en Aarde.
Quite place - Very easy to see the whales.
Maria Chiara Sapienza
mr bezuidenhout - very nice and peasefull,and if u go too rest defnitly the place
Unspoilt Natural Wonder - I spend a weekend in Hermanus, the beach is gorgeous. i enjoy morning waking up in the morning and just watching the sea breeze and birds. I really had a great time experiencing nature's unspoilt destination. i will definitely visit again.
Charlotte Wood ~ Loving Hermanus - My husband and I spent an unforgettable 3 days celebrating our 22 wedding anniversary in Hermanus. This is the third time we've spent an anniversary there. So you can guess why we love Hermanus so much! We stayed at the Bamboo House bed and breakfast and dined two nights at La Pentola restaurant. The food is amazing and their service outstanding. This time of the year, being September, the whales and dolphins were all over the bay. The walks along the cliff paths is one to experience, along with the view of the mountains. It's absolutely breathtaking! I have family arriving March 2013 from the States and would definitely take them there!!
About Sandbaai - It's a nice place to visit, quiet and people are friendly. Nice environment.
Best Breakaway Holiday " Eastcliff" - My wife was pregnant and she needed a break before the big day and we decided to spend a weekend at Eastcliff and we were delighted with the cosy holiday house. We had a great breakaway weekend and we will be back with our daughter.
We had the pleasure of meeting new people inthe surrounding areas like Gansbaai and even bought some fresh fish to braai. Was our best weekend breakaway.
December 2011 - We really had a good time in Fisherhaven. Kind, friendly, helpful people. Will go there again any day.
family time of the special kind - we had an unforgettable two nights in Hermanus
experiencing the magnificent views and fun night life, the invigourating walks along the cliff paths... chasing the setting sun to get the perfect picture, and the waves breaking on the rocks below and showering us with a cloud of water, drenching us all from head to toe... what a blast ! our two adult daughters shared these times with us,will definitely go back for another visit soon, hopefully when the whales are in town !! two nights was not long enough. sandy pollastrini
Westcliff (Hermanus) - The place was nice and clean, no littering. The people were extra friendly and helpful about the town and best places to visit. It was truly tranquil for a holiday although leaving was to come too soon.