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South Africa’s Great Ocean Drive 🌊 Rooiels, Pringle Bay, Hangklip, Betty’s Bay, Kleinmond, Hawston, Onrus, Hermanus via Stanford to Gansbaai & Pearly Beach. Whale watching June till November. Nature, art, wine, science & adventure. 🐋
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What to Do in Hermanus

What to Do in Hermanus

Discover a world of activities in one of the most scenic and welcoming villages in South Africa, nestled between mountain and sea, where you will be surrounded by awe-inspiring views of nature at any given time. Hermanus is world renowned for its phenomenal whale watching in season from June until November when the Southern Right whales make Walker Bay their home.
Add some action to your Hermanus holiday with sea-kayaking in Walker Bay with its abundant marine life, thrilling shark cage diving in Gansbaai, quad biking or zip-lining in the picturesque Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, hiking in the fynbos-covered Fernkloof Nature Reserve, mountain biking or horse-riding on the beach.

For wine enthusiasts the vineyards around Hermanus and the Overberg produce some of the finest wines in South Africa. Explore the local Hermanus wine route which passes through the Hemel-en-Aarde area valley, one of South Africa’s best hidden gems.

Hermanus Astronomy

The Hermanus Astronomy Centre covers the whole of the Overstrand from Rooi Els to Gans Baai. Everyone is welcome to join.

Map of Hermanus

Contact the Hermanus Tourism Office for more information regarding accommodation in the area!