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The cliff path walk is a must. Loved the markets and boutique shops in town. We had an incredible meal at Fisherman’s cottage.
All around the world Hermanus is known as the best land based whale watching destination in the world.Hundreds flock here for whale watching and, of course, the whale festival that takes place every year to celebrate the returning of the Southern Right Whale to the area. Situated between the ocean and the magnificent overberg mountains, Hermanus is the perfect place for rest and relaxation.
The town of Hermanus was founded in 1820 by Hermanus Pieters and was originally called Hermanuspietersfontein. The name was then later changed to Hermanus in 1902 by the Postmaster as it was too long. Over the years the small fishing village has become one of the most popular places around. Hermanus has a rail way station, but no trains or tracks. Plans were being made to build a railway extending from Botriver, when Sir William Hoy decided that there would be no trains as the steam would pollute the fresh air.
Lying on the coastline with it’s beautiful scenery, it is one of those places you just need to see for yourself.
The coastal town offers a wide range of activities for couples, friends and families to enjoy. Just a few of the activities you can enjoy include Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Scuba diving, Treetop zipline slides, Paintball, Horse riding, Shopping and so much more.
Whale watching is one of the most popular activities to do whilst visiting Hermanus. There are a few ways to do this which includes, boat tours, aerial tours and land based viewing.Shark Cage Diving is also a popular activity and is available all year round for the whole family.
You can also enjoy the Hermanus Wine Route which runs from Benguela Cove all the way down to the village, where you can enjoy your tasting while taking in the beautiful scenery.
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