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Hermanus



Hermanus is the Whale Capital of South Africa, offering the best land-based whale watching in the world, from May to December. Every year the wonder of hosting the visiting Southern Right whales is celebrated at the end of September/early October with the Whale Festival, celebrating art, music and culture.

Hermanus is home to many artists, outstanding wine estates, including Hamilton Russell, special restaurants, and offers visitors a host of activities, including beautiful walks along the cliff paths or in the fynbos at Fernkloof Nature Reserve, horseriding, cycling, paragliding, sea kayaking, swimming at the beatiful beaches along Walker Bay and sailing.

Shark cage diving has become hugely popular, and can be done from Gansbaai, the neighbouring town half an hour away.

Chris von Ulmenstein, Whale Cottage Hermanus
There are 15 facilities listed in Hermanus below. Please scroll down if necessary:
(The facility with the most recent ScapeNote will move to the top of the list.)


If the tourist facility in Hermanus that you are interested in does not appear above, please feel free to add it. It does not cost anything!

Add your own Facility and ScapeNotes in this discussion forum (bulletin board) regarding Hermanus backpacker's hostels, hotel accommodation, B&B's, Hermanus restaurants, 4x4 routes, art and craft shops, galleries, Bed and Breakfast accommodation, etc. What will attract tourists to Hermanus? What do you want to ask about something in Hermanus? Mention anything that is tourist-related - hiking trails, unusual accommodation, festivals, museums and Hermanus scenic attractions - question or discuss anything that can hold a visitor's attention for more than 10 minutes! The list carries on: birding, rock formations, mountain passes, drives, river cruises, wine cellars, wine tasting and sales, fishing spots, beaches, car hire, bus tours, etc., etc. - the tourism possibilities are endless . . . . .

Anybody can add a facility - Guests, owners, managers, potential visitors, aspirant travel writers, amateur or armchair critics - absolutely anybody. You do not have to be the owner of the facility - you can be a less than satisfied visitor honestly telling of your unhappy experience at a facility. Hopefully a subsequent visitor comes along and tells us that all is well now. (We may edit or delete your note if think that it is out of line, but don't let that stop you from trying!)

Golf clubs, watersports, caravan parks and camping accommodation, cinemas, pleasure resorts, quad bikes, bazaars, theatres, . . . . . . surprise us with what is in Hermanus!
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