Hermanus Accommodation

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Hermanus Accommodation

Accommodation in Hermanus

Die Seemeeue

34 Reviews
Sleeps 7 in 3 rooms

Die Seemeeue was established in 1998 and is a cosy and homely accommodation, well known for its panoramic views over the ocean and...
Die Seemeeue was established in 1998 and is a cosy and homely accommodation, well known for its panoramic views over the ocean and mountains. Die Seemeeue is in Vermont, a hilly, picturesque and quiet suburb of Hermanus, 8 km from centre Hermanus. There is no traffic noise here, just the sound of the ocean and the singing of birds.

This small establishment offers a microwave, crockery and cutlery, coffee/tea facilities and braai facilities for self-catering purposes.

We are on walking distance from cliff-paths, beaches, coastal nature reserves of unspoiled beauty and only 10 minutes away from the town of Hermanus.

Relax in our intimate subtropical garden and enjoy the sun-drenched swimming pool or take a nap in the hammock.

Well trained and well behaving doggies are welcome.

Regret, no children under 13 years old.

Ajax, your charming South African host will give you a warm welcome.
from R560

On The Cliff

16 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 8 rooms

On The Cliff is situated on the beautiful Hermanus cliff paths, where you can experience the best land based whale watching in the world....
On The Cliff is situated on the beautiful Hermanus cliff paths, where you can experience the best land based whale watching in the world.

The spacious and elegantly appointed en-suite bedrooms all have stunning sea views over Walker Bay, and we are within walking distance to both the new harbour and the old harbour in the village centre.

Facilities include a sauna, heated pool, putting green, cosy pub with fireplace, and two guest lounges with fireplace. We also arrange in-house massage and reflexology treatments.
from R1300

Whale Coast Lodge

29 Reviews
Sleeps 28 in 8 rooms

Whale Coast Lodge is located just 5 minutes’ walk from the village centre or down to the coast in the charming sea side town of Hermanus....
Whale Coast Lodge is located just 5 minutes’ walk from the village centre or down to the coast in the charming sea side town of Hermanus.

The Lodge is a luxury, child friendly home where children have space to play. It is a self-catering establishment with four en-suite rooms, fully-equipped communal kitchen and a cosy fire place with flat screen TV in the lounge. The Lodge has a barbeque area outside for the guests own use. The Lodge is serviced every day and clean towels and linen are provided. A camping cot is available on request for babies under age 3.

If you do not feel like sharing the lodge facilities with other guests, book one of our fully-equipped cottages or The Whale Coast Manor for your own privacy. We have recently renovated and added these three cottages and The Manor sleeps maximum of 10 people to our establishment.

Wood, firelighters and matches are available for purchase on the premises. We do have free Wi-Fi.
from R500

Sea Cottage / Seekothuisie

1 Review
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

The Sea Cottage / Seekothuisie is a comfortably furnished three-bedroomed cottage in Hermanus.
The Sea Cottage / Seekothuisie is a comfortably furnished three-bedroomed cottage in Hermanus.

Ideal for six, the rooms are furnished with a double, a single and bunk beds respectively and share the use of a bathroom with a shower only. All linen and towels are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering with a fridge-freezer, a microwave, a stove and oven as well as all necessary kitchen appliances and utensils. The lounge is equipped with a TV with DStv and Wi-Fi is available. Smoking and pets are unfortunately not allowed.

Hermanus offers guests a variety of attractions and activities and is best known for its land-based whale watching spots that will bring guests within a couple of feet of these majestic mammals. The Fernkloof Nature Reserve has over 40 km of walking trails ranging from moderate to strenuous, while the Hermanus Wine Route produces top quality, world-renowned wines. For the golfers there is the acclaimed Hermanus Golf Club.

Please note that WiFi is available at an additional cost of R50 per gig.
from R700

Le Paradis Penthouse Apartment

1 Review
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Le Paradis Penthouse is a sea-facing, self-catering apartment, located in a secure block of suites...
Le Paradis Penthouse is a sea-facing, self-catering apartment, located in a secure block of suites in Hermanus, and offering beautiful ocean views. The greater Hermanus area is situated between two lagoons namely the Botrivier Lagoon on the western side, the Kleinrivier Lagoon on the eastern side, and the Onrus Lagoon in the middle.

The fully furnished penthouse can accommodate up to four guests, and comprises two stylishly furnished bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed and full en-suite bathroom. The apartment also offers spacious entertainment and patio area, as well as beautiful ocean views from the patio, lounge and main bedroom.

This area is renowned for whale watching and cruises, and the Whale Festival takes place in September. Guests can also visit the market every Saturday, or do some wine tasting at Hamilton Russell. A diversity of people live harmoniously in this exquisitely beautiful heart of the Cape Whale Coast.
from R4000

Whale Coast Hotel

3 Reviews
Sleeps 64 in 14 rooms

The Whale Coast Hotel offers a unique accommodation experience in elegantly styled self-catering apartments, situated in Hermanus. These...
The Whale Coast Hotel offers a unique accommodation experience in elegantly styled self-catering apartments, situated in Hermanus. These centrally located apartments are close to the beach as well as various shops and restaurants.

The designer apartments have been decorated in contemporary colours and furnishings, as well as equipped with all the necessary appliances. The bedrooms offer spacious interiors with percale linen provided. The bathrooms are modern with heated towel rails and stunning finishes.

There are either three- or two bedroomed apartments that feature fully equipped kitchens with dishwashers, open-plan living areas with selected satellite channels, private safes for valuables, complimentary Wi-Fi access and spacious patio areas with barbecue facilities.
from R2379

Jasmine Cottage

Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Jasmine Cottage is a private, self-catering cottage with secure, undercover, off-road parking in sought after Eastcliff, Hermanus. It is...
Jasmine Cottage is a private, self-catering cottage with secure, undercover, off-road parking in sought after Eastcliff, Hermanus. It is separate from the main house and is within walking distance to the centre of town, old harbour, cliff path and whale watching spots.

There is one bedroom with twin beds and ample cupboard space for clothes. A cot with a mattress can be provided for a baby or a young child under three-years old; a high chair is also available. The bathroom has a shower, a basin and a toilet. There is a separate lounge/kitchenette with a small stove, a fridge, a microwave oven, a kettle, a toaster, crockery and cutlery. Linen, towels and beach towels are provided.

DStv with limited channels is available, more channels can be obtained. There is a DVD player with some DVDs, as well as plenty of books to read. The grassy outdoor area has a table and two chairs, a portable braai can be arranged on request. Wi-fi is available, but signal inside is limited.
from R600

Villa Venusta

1 Review
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Villa Venusta was established exclusively for the comfort of our guests, situated in Hermanus. Attention to detail and the ambiance...
Villa Venusta was established exclusively for the comfort of our guests, situated in Hermanus. Attention to detail and the ambiance created by the owners will ensure a relaxed stay.

We offer six en-suite rooms with private entrances, set in a quiet area with mountain views across a fynbos park. The rooms offer tasteful furnishings.

There is a lovely swimming pool and braai facilities for some great entertainment. We will gladly provide information about the Hermanus and assist with booking activities in and around the area.
from R750
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Brown Jug

15 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 3 rooms

Midweek Fireside Special   Abel, Louise and Luke, the friendly Labradors Keesha and Tula, and kitties It and Squeek look forward to welcoming you to our home – the...
Abel, Louise and Luke, the friendly Labradors Keesha and Tula, and kitties It and Squeek look forward to welcoming you to our home – the Brown Jug. Personal attention and guest comfort is our mission, departing as friends the goal. Choose from the three well-appointed, stylish, self-catering or B&B units which are artistically and tastefully decorated with attention to detail.

The units are fully equipped, have private entrances, outdoor barbeque areas and safe under cover parking. The Brown Jug, centrally situated in sought after Eastcliff, a quiet leafy suburb, is a mere two minute stroll to the shops, restaurants and seafront where you can enjoy the famous whale watching from the cliff tops in all its beauty. Hermanus is the “Whale watching capital of South Africa” and is just a 90 minute drive from Cape Town.

The Brown Jug will provide the exact location you are looking for. A pristine garden, private units, an 11m sparkling salt water swimming pool, sounds of nature and a good dose of R&R. We invite you to relax on your private patio or on one of the pool loungers and enjoy full or filtered sun while enjoying the tranquillity of the sound of birds. A short stroll will take you to the seafront, the quaint shops and antiquities Hermanus is renowned for, and to the restaurants for a long lazy lunch overlooking the sea, with the distinct possibility of a whale show.

Then there’s the cliff paths, the Marine Tidal pool for a fully energized swim and the Fernkloof Nature Trail with the first of the available walks – The Elephant Walk – a mere 600 meters away. There’s also the Saturday Craft Market where friends (and their pets) meet, and the blue flag beaches that are just 5 minutes away by car. Mountain bike trails are in abundance and truly magnificent scenery awaits, with routes up the valley with clearly marked routes catering to various degrees of expertise.

Hike into Fernkloof Nature Reserve or explore the Hemel en Aarde Valley just 6 kilometres away and taste the wines of the region. For the more adventurous there are a number of day trips, and using Hermanus as a base many of these can be covered with ease. The 27-hole Hermanus Golf Course is a kilometre away. We will gladly provide assistance with Kayak trips in Walker Bay, Shark dives and Whale cruises. Scrumptious “guilt-free” breakfasts are available.

from R700

Robin's Nest

2 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Robin’s Nest lies nestled under the Onrus mountains at the entrance to Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in the picturesque, secure and private country...
Robin’s Nest lies nestled under the Onrus mountains at the entrance to Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in the picturesque, secure and private country estate of Glen Fruin which was originally part of the farm Rheezicht.

Situated in the lush garden, Robin's Nest boasts 3 Star, fully equipped self-catering accommodation. All units feature en-suite bathrooms, barbecue facilities and secure parking. Breakfast can be arranged and a fully equipped laundry is also available for guests' use.

The area is a bird-watcher's paradise, boasting robins, hadeda, ibis, heron, guinea fowl, francolins, while along the river path Egyptian geese, yellow billed ducks, coucal, kingfishers, nightjars and hoopoes can be observed.

We are conveniently located within walking distance of the wine village, with its stunning restaurants, art galleries, wine-cellars, and even a morning market. Robin’s Nest is situated at the entrance to the Hemel-en-Aarde wine route which includes the renowned cellars of Bouchard Finlayson, Sumaridge, Newton Johnston and many more local wines. In addition, superb restaurants such as La Vierge and Heaven are where many a bride and groom have made their vows.

We are situated close to the tidal pool in Onrus, 1 km from Sandbaai beach, and just 3 km from the vibrant seaside village of Hermanus, famous for whale watching in season. Other activities include hiking, fishing, golf, horse riding, swimming, paragliding, and quad biking.
from R500

Beaumonte Guest House

21 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 3 rooms

Beaumonte Guest House is located 10 minutes' drive from the seaside village of Hermanus and just one hour from Cape Town International...
Beaumonte Guest House is located 10 minutes' drive from the seaside village of Hermanus and just one hour from Cape Town International Airport.

We offer accommodation with spectacular 180-degree sea front views across Walker Bay, and unlimited whale watching from your own private balcony. The guest house is a two-minute walk to the beach and enjoys magnificent sunsets. If you want to see, hear, and smell the sea, Beaumonte is the place to be.
from R1300

Harbour House Hotel

7 Reviews
Sleeps 52 in 26 rooms

With its million-dollar views and perfect position, the Harbour House Hotel is everything you've been looking for in a seaside holiday...
With its million-dollar views and perfect position, the Harbour House Hotel is everything you've been looking for in a seaside holiday destination. With reference to its historical architecture, Harbour House Hotel has been modelled on the original thatched-roof, seaside Manor House built in 1920.

Taking its cue from the soothing ocean surrounds, Harbour House Hotel is all about understated luxury and relaxation, with a natural flow towards the magnificent pool area overlooking the bay. Guests are invited to unwind around the infinity pool and toast another perfect African sunset with a delicious beverage from the bar.

Harbour House Hotel consists of the restored Manor House with intimate Romantic Rooms, all with views, the New Wing with 18 spacious rooms, featuring a kitchenette and lounge leading out onto a private balcony as well as Harbour Square, the most recent addition, which boasts 18 modern rooms and suites and is within walking distance to Harbour House Hotel. Rooms are luxuriously appointed with sophisticated modern décor, all within easy walking distance of the town’s top attractions, whale watching sites, markets, restaurants, street cafés and an abundance of reserved natural splendour
from R1400

Hermanus Esplanade

10 Reviews
Sleeps 108 in 30 rooms

The Greek Isle atmosphere and décor compliments the vacation ambience and the furnishings. You can sit back, slow down and enjoy the...
The Greek Isle atmosphere and décor compliments the vacation ambience and the furnishings. You can sit back, slow down and enjoy the beautiful view.

We have 22 self-catering apartments consisting of two, four and six sleepers all facing Walker Bay and providing affordable family accommodation. The apartments range from duplex to free-standing, sea-facing or courtyard units, including an authentic fisherman’s cottage. Each apartment is fully equipped and has its own private braai, secure parking and a games room to keep the kids busy.

All apartments are within easy ambling distance of the village centre amenities and a short drive from our lovely beaches. The charming and sophisticated village offers excellent restaurants, shopping opportunities and amenities for all moods and tastes. Hermanus is a unique, historic fishing village in the Overberg region of the Western Cape where you can deeply inhale the champagne air straight off the sea. Experience the enthralling and magical world of whale watching virtually at your feet or from your seafront apartment during the months of May to December.
from R200

Kenjockity Apartments

1 Review
Sleeps 12 in 4 rooms

Kenjockity offers four newly built self-catering apartments that are both comfortable and stylish. Situated in Hermanus, within walking...
Kenjockity offers four newly built self-catering apartments that are both comfortable and stylish. Situated in Hermanus, within walking distance of the ocean, the apartments are an ideal accommodation option during the Whale Festival.

Apartment 1 and 3 features two en-suite bedrooms, both with extra-length beds, and can accommodate up to four adults each. Apartment 2 and 4 are smaller but equally comfortable, and feature one bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, perfect for a couple. All bedrooms have percale cotton linen and thick, white organic towels.

The apartments feature living rooms with sliding doors opening onto verandas with built-in braai facilities, PVR satellite televisions, and open-plan kitchens that are fully equipped with modern facilities.

At Kenjockity, we aim to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one. If you need to escape the stress of life, visit us and award yourself with a well-deserved rest.
from R1200

Fisherhaven Traveller's Lodge

8 Reviews
Sleeps 19 in 5 rooms

Fisherhaven Traveller's Lodge is a 4 Star graded establishment offering a variety of affordable...
Fisherhaven Traveller's Lodge is a 4 Star graded establishment offering a variety of affordable accommodation in the seaside village of Fisherhaven, near Hermanus.

Fisherhaven is located near the Botrivier lagoon, with spectacular views over the lagoon, mountains and ocean making it the ideal place to relax and recharge.

Accommodation includes en-suite standard and double rooms, as well as a family suite. The lodge also boasts indoor and outdoor barbecue facilities, a solar-heated indoor pool, gym, bar with pool table, and our famous Sundowner Deck.

We offer guided Kayak trips on the Bot Rivier Lagoon at an additional cost.
from R430

Whalesong Villa

2 Reviews
Sleeps 15 in 7 rooms

Cool ocean breezes, an uninterrupted sea view and total relaxation await discerning guests visiting the Whale Song Beach House. This brand...
Cool ocean breezes, an uninterrupted sea view and total relaxation await discerning guests visiting the Whale Song Beach House. This brand new, light-filled architectural masterpiece is situated on the seafront; enjoy the soothing sound of waves filling the entire house as it rushes to the undisturbed shoreline.

The Whalesong Villa is a luxurious, fully equipped villa which can accommodate a total of 15 guests. Custom designed furniture, fabrics and finishes give the expansive double-volume house understated class and elegance. Gleaming wooden floors and beams, natural rock wall finishes and enormous windows and sliding doors provide texture and character to this contemporary beach house.

The upstairs main house sleeps 10 guests and consists of two exclusively superior bedrooms with 180-degree sea views, king-size beds, en-suite bathrooms with twin showers, underfloor heating, heated towel rails and flat screen TVs with DStv. There are a further three bedrooms, the one having a private en-suite bathroom and opening onto the swimming pool deck. The other two bedrooms have queen-size beds, a sea view and share a bathroom.

The main house has access to the sparkling pool, a gas fireplace for cooler weather and a gas and wood-burning braai on the front verandah. There are two lounges – one which is the entertainment area with a surround-sound flat-screen TV, and the other for relaxing, reading and staring out at fishing boats on the horizon, providing a chance to spot whales and dolphins from a luxurious armchair.

Please kindly note that a once-off payment of R 495.00 is due over and above the quoted amounts for post-cleaning and laundry. This amount is payable upon arrival.
from R3950

Fernkloof Lodge

3 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 3 rooms

Comfort, beauty and warm hospitality await you at Fernkloof Lodge, where guests leave as friends.

Your hosts, Gail and Izak...
Comfort, beauty and warm hospitality await you at Fernkloof Lodge, where guests leave as friends.

Your hosts, Gail and Izak Kenney, welcome you into the warmth and comfort of their home, nestled at the foot of the majestic Hermanus Mountains and overlooking the 21st tee of the Hermanus Golf Course, which is a world-class golf course.

Fernkloof Lodge offers an artistically and elegantly decorated home with an eclectic combination of antique and modern pieces complimenting this distinctive decorative style. Beautiful collector's items, original artworks, African curios and one of the finest collection of books will keep you enthused for hours in this interesting home.

The indigenous garden is tranquil and the patio and sparkling swimming pool offer the ideal relaxation area for those wishing to enjoy the pristine coastal air that Hermanus is renowned for. If you are looking for the ultimate in relaxation and privacy, Fernkloof Lodge is the answer.

Fernkloof Lodge offers you luxuriously decorated en-suite rooms and a fully-equipped self-catering unit ideal for a family holiday apartment. We offer 4 Star graded B&B accommodation and optional self-catering spacious rooms with en-suite bathrooms. A full English breakfast, dinner and picnic baskets are available on request. We also supply tea and coffee trays, a bar fridge and a TV in the rooms, as well as electric blankets and wall heaters for the cold nights.

Hermanus has often been referred to as the "Riviera of the South" in bygone days, and for all intents and purposes, maintained its status albeit with a modern fusion of luxury holiday homes dotting the pristine coastline, funky cafes, coffee shops and eateries overlooking Walker Bay, speciality shops to delight even the most selective shopper and craft markets to keep you busy for hours.

Probably best known for its renowned Cliff Paths which meander along the coastline, Hermanus has become a whale watchers paradise. Visitors come annually from far and wide to view one of nature's spectacular events when whales come close into Walker Bay to calve. Their antics will amuse you for hours on end, so be prepared. Pack a picnic or have lunch at one of the many little eateries along the magnificent coastline where the uninterrupted views of Walker Bay will ensure endless pleasure during the whale season.

Hermanus is home to some of the finest beaches in the world. There are several beaches from which to choose, Grotto Beach being possibly the most popular with it’s picturesque mountain backdrop and expansive powdery white beach sand.

Grotto Beach is a Blue Flag beach stretching for kilometres. Dutchies Restaurant, a play park, lots of parking and excellent ablution facilities make this a favourite beach amongst the holidaymakers. Grotto Beach is situated towards the Voëlklip side of Hermanus. Hawston Beach, in the village of Hawston, is a magnificent beach with picnic and braai areas. Voëlklip Beach has ablution facilities, is a good surf spot and great for tanning in the sun. A definite family favourite. Sandbaai offers rock pools and great snorkeling, while Onrus Beach has great bodyboarding and surfing, as well as very safe swimming. Breakfast Bay, situated at Vermont, is a good picnic spot and very sheltered beach. It is very popular with sandboarders.

Another famous feature of the surrounding area is the white shark cage diving and surface viewing. It has become one of South Africa's biggest tourist attractions in the past few years, with most of the white shark dive operators working out of Gansbaai, just a few minutes' drive from Hermanus.

Please note we do not accommodate children younger than five years of age.
For the B&B tariff children pay half price.
from R800
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The Garden House

6 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Winter Getaway   This quaint wooden house is situated within a lovely garden in Onrus, in the Western Cape of South Africa. Nestled between the mountains...
This quaint wooden house is situated within a lovely garden in Onrus, in the Western Cape of South Africa. Nestled between the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Onrus is an idyllic seaside village located mere minutes Hermanus.

Just 120 km from Cape Town, and in the very heart of the Whale Route, Onrus is surrounded by fynbos and Milkwood trees. The beach is very popular for swimmers, body boarders and surfers, and there is also a tranquil lagoon with a bird hide in the adjoining nature reserve for bird lovers. It is not uncommon to spot Southern Right whales in season.

The Garden House contains two bedrooms and a further outside room, sleeping up to six guests in total. The main bedroom contains a king-size bed, the second room contains a bunk bed and the outside room contains a queen-size bed. The bathroom features a large shower and bath and there is also a separate toilet.

The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering and includes a gas hob and oven, dishwasher and washing machine. Features include air-conditioning in the main living area and heaters in the bedroom, and the lounge is also equipped with a TV with DStv and surround sound. In addition, the house offers two small decks to enjoy the outdoors.
from R1300

Hornbill House Hermanus

5 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 4 rooms

Hornbill House is in the small village of Hemel en Aarde between Hermanus and Onrus. Hornbill House has accommodation as well as a ceramic...
Hornbill House is in the small village of Hemel en Aarde between Hermanus and Onrus. Hornbill House has accommodation as well as a ceramic studio, an art gallery and a restaurant, making it a bountiful place to visit.

There are four units for guests to choose from. Two units accommodate up to two people, with the Garden unit taking up to four people and the Family unit taking up to eight people with prior arrangement. The units have private bathrooms with showers only as well as lounge areas and kitchenettes ideal for self-catering. Both the Jono unit and Cara unit are on the first floor and have off-street parking, while the Garden unit and the Family unit is on the ground floor with parking on the lawn.

Guests are able to watch the artists at work in the studio or spend some time browsing the art gallery and gift shop. Hornbill creates their own wines in a true garagiste tradition making them abundant in flavours. The restaurant, Season is a superb dinner option where guests can enjoy a meal with some of their local wine.

Hermanus is a short distance away and has many shops and restaurants. The local craft market is full of gift ideas and during parts of the year, the small town comes alive with the whale season.
from R700

Auberge Provence

2 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 5 rooms

Set on the edge of the cliffs of Hermanus overlooking the whale watchers' paradise of Walker Bay, is an intimate retreat constructed in the...
Set on the edge of the cliffs of Hermanus overlooking the whale watchers' paradise of Walker Bay, is an intimate retreat constructed in the style of a traditional French Provencal farmhouse.

This authentic piece of France, complete with rustic stone and wrought iron balconied façade, stone floors, and arched walkway was inspired by a beautiful guest house outside St. Remy on the hills of an ancient village. Two majestic wooden doors open to invite you to an incomparable vista over the cliffs, fynbos, and the bay.

The house is built around a romantic central courtyard with a cool charcoal and travertine pool. Enjoy sumptuous breakfasts under the grape-vined terrace or on the seafront. The cool interiors and rich colours offer a haven of great charm and style, while the classic decoration, works of art, and large stone fireplaces impart a sense of timeless elegance.

All five suites are individually themed and furnished in soft, relaxing colours and natural woods that are well suited to a luxurious ocean fronted environment. The en-suite bathrooms are the ultimate in indulgence with French fragranced bath products. For a romantic getaway, choose a suite with your own plunge pool or Jacuzzi.

Hermanus has some of the most beautiful beaches in South Africa, with majestic sightings of the Southern Right whales arriving every year to calve in Walker Bay. It offers many activities ranging from shark cage diving, boat based whale viewing, crayfishing, and golf. This beautiful village, within one kilometre of Auberge Provence, has superb restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine. Cape Town and the Winelands are only an hour and a half away, which makes it an excellent holiday destination for visitors from all across the world.
from R1790

Hermanus South Africa

Hermanus  Accommodation

This lovely town, on the coastal area of the Overberg, is most well known for its awesome land based whale watching.

Most of Hermanus’ shoreline is rocky cliff, quite high above Walker Bay so it offers fantastic viewpoints from which to observe the huge southern right whales as they come into the bay to mate, calve and just hang out in the (relatively) warm water. (It’s warmer than Antarctica.) A whale crier blows a horn made from kelp and informs locals and tourists alike where the whales are to be found at any given time. The whales usually arrive in late winter – towards the end of June or beginning of July – and stay until autumn, with the last stragglers heading back down south in November, or even December. The town holds a whale festival every year from the end of September to the beginning of October.

There is a fabulous path, most of which is wheelchair-friendly, along the cliff top. As well as the lovely sea views and sightings of whales, there are many pretty and fragrant flowers. It is a wonderful path and it’s generally safe but use your common sense and don’t walk alone on it when there are hardly any other people about. There is also a boat based whale watching operator based in the New Harbour. Other attractions in this lovely town include a wine tasting cellar, a museum, in which you can see many exhibits pertaining to whaling and fishing, and a golf course.

The nearby Hermanus Lagoon is a great place to sail or paddle, and the paragliding is excellent. The diving is great and Hermanus is a popular beach destination, even though there is only one beach. For nature lovers a visit to the Fernkloof Nature Reserve is a great way to get up close to the dainty montane coastal fynbos which attracts scores of jewel bright sunbirds and elegant sugarbirds which flit about the proteas. There are loads of marked trails for strolls or long walks taking in the extensive views of Walker Bay.

Hermanus is just bursting at the seams with good restaurants, lovely guest houses and characterful hotels.

This lovely town, on the coastal area of the Overberg, is most well known for its awesome land based whale watching.

Most of Hermanus’ shoreline is rocky cliff, quite high above Walker Bay so it offers fantastic viewpoints from which to observe...

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