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The Hermanus city of South Africa is lying at the southern coast of the Western Cape Province. The destination presents the tourist some of the amazing resorts, amenities and the charm of its fisherman's village. Hermanus offers a great site between the sea and the land that make the destination best for whale watching in Hermanus. With the abundance of attraction lying in Hermanus, the city offers the traveller a unique experience for the vacation. From the Frenkloof Nature reserve to Hermanus Golf Course, Gansbaai and Franschhoek Wine Tram, Hermanus is a hidden treasure for sightseeing and adventure. What makes the city tour of Hermanus exciting, are the adventure activities, the stunning landscape and the famous whale watching and the hiking trails and the wine tasting. The driving route of Hermanus from Cape Town is another fact adding to its popularity among the travellers. Briefing the attraction of Hermanus, the place is a perfect blend of scenic beauty, adventure and outdoor activities with the moderate pleasing climate. Laced with the comfy accommodation and resorts, Hermanus city is developing tourism with better facilities for the visitors. The art galleries with fashion boutiques, the handcrafts and jewellery shops will add more to your Hermanus city tour.

Places To visit In Hermanus

Fernkloof Nature Reserve

The Frenkloof Nature Reserve is one of the famous attractions for tourist in Hermanus that offers the vibrant view of flower species. The natures reserve spreads at an area of 1800 hectares that houses the class of exotic flowers and birdlife.

Hermanus Golf Course

The Hermanus Golf Course is famous among the localities and the weekend travellers for the scenic beauty, the wetlands and natural cape flora. The course is well designed with amenities like bar Logue, dining room making it the best place to visit during the Hermanus tour.

Hermanus Cliff Path

The Hermanus cliff path is stretched around 10 kilometers starting from the west- New harbour to east- Klein River. The main attraction of Hermanus Cliff path is the whale watching activity that attracts the major number of tourist to visit the place.

Hermanus Platbos Indigenous forest

The Platbos Forest at Hermanus brings some of the indigenous specious of wildlife with an abundance of flora some ageing to 1000-year-old. One can spot the White Stinkwood, White Stinkwood, Rock Adler, Wild Olive and Rock Adler with a dense wildlife.

Whale Museum

The Whale Museum is one of the most visited attractions at Hermanus that exhibits the amazing paintings and scientific illustration of Noel Ashton. The whale show organized there is for the proper classification of the southern right whales and whale.

Voelklip beach

The Voelklip beach is one of the small pristine beaches that flaunt the green verdant slopes and the gleaming sand. The beach is popular among the Sunbathers, the surfers and families to enjoy a leisure day.

Hermanus Wine Route

The Hermanus Wine Route counts as the latest and the beautiful wine route falling in Hermanus city of South Africa. The travellers can enjoy the tranquil tour of the vast vineyards during the visit to Hermanus or a day trip from Cape Town.

Old Harbour Museum

The tour to Hermanus old Harbour Museum preserves the history and facts of fishing and whale industry in Hermanus. The harbour of Hermanus was labelled as the Museum where one can go for guided tour discovering the old fishing tools.

Bientang's Cave

The Bientang's Cave holds popularity among the travelers in Hermanus for the fresh and delicious seafood. Lying on the shores of Walkers Bay, you can enjoy the bouillabaisse soup and grilled line fish.

Hermanus country Market

The Hermanus country market makes one of the most popular attractions in Hermanus that welcomes the leisure seekers, the locals and the tourist especially on Saturday Mornings. The market place has an array of shops, eateries with freshly prepared food and some best wine stores.

Best Time To Visit Hermanus

Your trip to Hermanus completely depends on the season you are visiting. Spotting the whales and sharks cannot be guaranteed but the visiting Hermanus at the best season from June to November will surely let you enjoy most of the activities. 

The festive season is also the best season for Hermanus visit exhibiting the vibrant array of the city. The season from December to February and March May in Hermanus brings the crowd and vibrant culture all together to celebrate New Year and Christmas at the beach or enjoy the Easter feast. This time is best to explore Hermanus if all you want is a beach tour with family friends or honeymoon beach vacation.


Things To Do In Hermanus

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Whale Watching at Hermanus

Whale Watching is the best activity to enjoy at Hermanus during the tour inviting thousands of travellers. The whale watching at Hermanus is either land-based or boat based depending completely on your preference.

Franschhoek Wine Tram

The tour to Hermanus Franschhoek Wine Tram offers the tour to choose from the eight hop-on hop-off lines of the tram. This journey takes you to eight different wine estates that exhibit some stunning wine landscape of Franschhoek Valley.

Gansbaai Shark Cage Diving

The shark cage diving at Gansbaai can be one of the adventurous activities to enjoy near Hermanus. Dive in and encounter the fierce animal closer than you have expected. This is surely the bets adventure Hermanus has to offer.

The hiking trail

Hike up the trails at Fernkloof Nature Reserve to enjoy the tranquil view of mountains, the serene beauty and escape from the chaos of the city. The reserve houses the animals like grysbok, klipspringer, mongoose and dassie that you can explore during the hiking tour at Hermanus.

Adventure at Hermanus

Tour to Hermanus opens up the gateway to great adventure and fun for your vacation. Pick from the abseiling, Kitesurfing or paragliding to experience the adrenaline rush and extreme adventure.

The Penguins at Stony Point

The Stony Point is known for the colonies of Penguin that you can explore during your tour to Hermanus city. The Black and Cape Cormorants and the population of White-breasted can be spotted while exploring the Point.

Walk to the cliff

The cliff at Hermanus offers a refreshing hike to the top where you can enjoy the spectacular sight of nature, the nature reserve area and the Fernkloof. The cliff is preferred not just for hiking but even for biking and cycling up to the hill.

Bird Watching at Hermanus

With an abundance of wildlife, the city of Hermanus houses some of the endangered and a diverse species of birds. There are more than 100 bird species dwelling at the Fernkloof Nature Reserve that you can spot.

Sunset leisure at the beaches

The beaches at Hermanus are perfect to engage your day for the evening leisure amidst the natural scenic beauty of the dusk. The Onrus Beach lying close e to the lagoon offers a perfect place for the evening leisure during the Hermanus city tour.

Shop and food trails at Hermanus

For the best eateries in the town, you can surely try a meal at the Lizette’s Kitchen at Voelklip circle. The Harbour rock is one of the best places in Hermanus to enjoy the cliff view and some seafood during the tour.

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South Africa Honeymoon Tour

Duration: 13N / 14D

Johannesburg (1N) - Sun City (2N) - Kwantu Game Reserve (2N) - Knysna (2N) - Cape Winelands (1N) - Hermanus (1N) - Oudtshoorn - Cape Town (4N)

Starting From USD 2353

South Africa Kruger & Victoria Falls Safari Tour

Duration: 10N / 11D

Johannesburg (1N) - Victoria Falls (2N) - Hazyview (3N) - Cape Town (4N) - Hermanus

Starting From USD 1842

Garden Route with Cape Winelands Tour

Duration: 5N / 6D

Mossel Bay (3N) - Oudtshoorn - Hermanus - Cape Winelands (2N) - Cape Town

Starting From USD 842

Cape Town and Hermanus Tour

Duration: 5N / 6D

Cape Town (4N) - Hermanus (1N)

Starting From USD 853

South Africa Holidays with Addo Elephant Safari

Duration: 14N / 15D

Johannesburg (2N) - Durban (2N) - Addo Elephant National Park (2N) - Knysna (3N) - Oudtshoorn - Hermanus (1N) - Cape Town (4N)

Starting From USD 2882

Garden Route Self Drive Tour

Duration: 6N / 7D

Port Elizabeth (2N) - Knysna (3N) - Oudtshoorn - Hermanus (1N)

Starting From USD 772

Garden Route Adventure Tour

Duration: 9N / 10D

Cape Town (1N) - Hermanus (1N) - Mossel Bay (2N) - Oudtshoorn - Tsitsikamma National Park (2N) - Addo Elephant National Park (1N)

Starting From USD 1785

South Africa Tour Package with Mabula Safari

Duration: 10N / 11D

Johannesburg (1N) - Mabula Private Game Reserve (2N) - Knysna (3N) - Oudtshoorn - Tsitsikamma National Park - Cape Town (4N) - Hermanus

Starting From USD 1651

How to Reach Hermanus

The Hermanus city is lying at an accessible distance from the main cities of South Africa. The flights and network of roads makes travel in and around Hermanus pretty easy and comfortable.  

Via flight- The Cape Town international airport is the nearest airport connecting the city of Hermanus from the rest of the world. The airport at George is the second nearest airport that is connecting the domestic flights for Hermanus tour.

The land- The National Highway N2 passes through the city of Hermanus connecting it with the major towns of South Africa. The land route connects Cape Town and other cities of Garden Route to Hermanus for a day trip.

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