Many artists and writers have made this quaint seaside suburb their home, possibly because Vermont has a unique look and atmosphere to the rest of Hermanus. Situated atop little hills and straddling valleys the roads and layout of the suburb seem to twist and twine up and down and round and round…confusing any newcomer but maintaining a peaceful, rural feel.
There may now be more permanent residents than holiday home owners but all are attracted to the magnificent seaside walks, the cosy beach at Breakfast Bay, and the connecting walk to nearby Onrus River. The border of Vermont on the eastern side is a privately owned nature reserve with coastal fynbos.
There’s a shopping centre and pub at the intersection between Vermont and Onrus and a picturesque little pan of water that is home to many bird species and flamingos at a certain time of the year.