Hermanus is sitated a mere 90 minutes drive from Cape Town and is in the heart of the Western Cape’s Cape Whale Coast Route.
The most popular activities in the area include the famous land based whale watching, said to be the best in the world, treetop tours, quad biking, shark dage diving in Walker Bay and a world class golf course. If you love the outdoors, there are also great hiking and biking trails in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve or relax on one of Hermanus’s blue flag beaches.
The nearby Hemel en Aarde Valley Wine Route also offer the wine connoisseur the opportunity to sample some of the area’s fantastic wines and to dine at one of the many wine estates. Popular seafood restaurants abound as well as a variety of other cuisines and weekend farmer’s markets offer fresh produce and other market goodies.
Hermanus also plays host to a good few festivals throughout the year, The Hermanus Whale Festival being the most popular. In the spring seasons the Southern Right Whales come into the bay to have and nurse their calves, turning the whole area into a large whale nursery. This occasion is celebrated each year and tourists flock from all around the world to admire this spectacle. There is also an annual Food & Wine Festival which also draws a large crowd and the Kalfie Fees, where artists perform music and theater productions are held celebrating the Afrikaans language.