Things To Do

Arniston

Arniston

Distance from Hermanus - 119km
  • Whale watching
  • Walks
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Village tours
Elim

Elim

  • Geelkop Nature Reserve (Elim)
    (half day hiking trails, beautiful views)
    Tel: 028 482 1806
  • Black Oystercatcher Restaurant
    Tel: +27 (0)28 482-1618
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Gansbaai

Distance from Hermanus - 48.2 km

  • Great White Shark Cage Diving or Surface Viewing
    Whale Watching
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Rock or Boat Angling
  • Gansbaai Harbour
  • Strandveld Museum (Relics of the HMT Birkenhead)
  • Danger Point Lighthouse
    Open: Mon to Fri 10H00 to 15H00
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Hermanus

  • Beaches
  • Bird watching
  • Cliff paths
  • Cycling
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Restaurants
  • Whale watching
  • Wine farms
Agulhas

Agulhas

Distance from Hermanus - 103 km
  • Swimming and deep sea angling
  • Spookdraai hiking trail
  • Two Oceans hiking trail
  • De Hoop Nature and Marine Reserve
  • De Mond Nature Reserve
  • Heuningberg Nature Reserve
  • Bird Watching - home to the Blue Crane , Cape Vulture, Flamingo and African Black Oystercatcher
  • Whale watching - July to December
  • Fynbos - more than 8 500 species of fynbos
  • Shipwrecks - more than 125 wrecks along the Overberg coastline (relics at the Museum in Bredasdorp)
  • Agulhas is known as the southern most tip of Africa
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Napier

Distance from Hermanus - 78.6 km
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Dragonfly Farm
    Jackie and Brenda run a goat cheese farm and would love a visit by appointment. We will arrange this for you when you visit with us at Peace Valley Guest House.
    Tel: 028 423 3112
  • Foyles Herb Nursery & Plants
    Top of Jubileum Street
    Tel: 023 423 3358
  • Car Boot Market (Behind Cape Agri)
    First Saturday of each month
  • Rife Art Juhlene
    Fine Art, Contemporary and Outsider Art
    Tel: 084 808 1969
  • The Nobunto Factory
    Specializing in hand painted candles
    Tel: 028 423-3172
  • Napier Mountain Activities
    Adventure Activities for the Outdoor Person
    Tel: 083 664-6861
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Hawston

Distance from Hermanus - 9.5 km

  • Olympic size swimming pool
  • Hawston Abalone Village Restaurant
  • Whales and Dolphins
  • Caravan Park
  • Beach walks
  • Fynbos
  • Bird watching
  • The famous wild horses
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Bredasdorp

Distance from Hermanus - 94.5 km
  • Bird watching
  • Bredasdorp Lifestyle Centre
    A range of shops, nursery, and coffee shop and includes the Bel Don goose down products shop
  • Cycling
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Kapula Candles
    13 Cereal Street. Bredasdorp
    t +27 (0)28 425 1969
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  • Shipwreck museum
  • Bel Don Goose Down Products
    Long Street, Bredasdorp
    Tel: 028 425 1166
  • De Hoop Nature & Marine Reserve
    (Fynbos, birdlife and whales)
    Tel: 028 425 5020
  • De Mond Nature Reserve
    (Coastal and fynbos spleandour)
    Tel: 028 424 2170
  • Heuningberg Nature Reserve (Bredasdorp)
    (2 to 15km hiking trails)
    Tel: 028 424 2584
  • Julian's Ceramics
    All Saints Rd, Bredasdorp
    Tel: 028 425 1201
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Stanford

Distance from Hermanus - 29.1 km
  • Birkenhead Brewery
  • Bird Watching
  • Kayaking
  • Kleinriver Cheese Farm
  • Browse antique and craft shops
  • Picnic on the river
  • African Queen River Boat
  • Restaurants
  • Believed to have been around for 70 million years. Find out more and get the adrenaline flowing with a White Shark Cage Diving experience.

  • Hermanus is renowned for its magnificent beaches especially Grotto Beach which is consistently awarded Blue Flag status. Along the shorelines of the whale coast in Hermanus are secluded beaches some with beautiful rock pools, ideal for kids to explore and play in, stunning picnic areas for leisurely family picnics and some beaches offering great surf spots.

  • Numerous festivals and events take place throughout the year attracting large numbers of visitors to Hermanus. Dates vary each year and it's a good thing to watch the relevant websites for their events dates and times for accuracy.

    - Hermanus Kalfiefees (baby-whale festival)
    - Hermanus Whale Festival
    - Hermanus Wine and Food Festival
    - Hermanus Flower Festival

  • Hermanus Golf Course offers a spectacular 27 hole course set against a magnificent mountain backdrop. Holiday visitors are welcome to book a round so don't forget your clubs.

  • Affectionately known as the "small market with a lot of soul", the Hermanus Country Market operates every Saturday from 09H00 to 13H00. An array of delicious treats, fresh organic farm produce, arts and crafts, plants, wine & beers stalls will keep you well occupied.

  • Take a walk up Hoy's Koppie for a 360 view of the whole of Hermanus and Walker Bay. This is the most incredible photo opportunity you could possibly have in Hermanus. Learn more about Sir William Hoy and his wife who lie buried at the top of Hoy's koppie.

  • The Hermanuspietersfontein Food & Wine Market is the longest standing Overberg institution of its kind – hidden in the far corner of The Village on the corner of the R43 and R320. The Saturday morning place where local and international food and wine lovers meet.

  • Situated  on Harbour Road in a 100 year old fishermans cottage, Lemby procures and sells a wide range of South African and African art and fine craft including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, basketware, African artifacts and jewellery.

  • Held year round each Sunday, Lemm's Corner Market is great family fun with arts, crafts, slow food and a live band to add to the relaxed atmosphere.

  • The Old Harbour Museum is a South African museum situated on the coast, in the heart of Hermanus. The town originally developed around this harbour from around the middle of the nineteenth century when plentiful fish and fresh water was found in the area. The Fishermen's Village section of the museum is situated above the old harbour across from Market Square.

  • Book a paragliding flight and take in an eagle eye tour over Hermanus for the most breath taking views of our beautiful coastal town. Tandem paragliding tours are adrenaline packed and operated by experienced professionals.

  • Boat based whale watching is a must when visiting Hermanus during the months from June to December. Experience this close up encounter with these gentle giants of the deep with the professionals.

The Loft @ Quainton Cottages

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