Camping in Onrus, Hermanus

Onrus lies in the Overberg District and is a few kilometres away from Hermanus. The name means restless and you’ll often hear the surf smashing hypnotically into the coast after its namesake. This little coast town with its specialist shops, markets and restaurants is the perfect beach holiday destination if you plan on going on a little camping or caravanning trip with your family or friends.

While there you can enjoy the beauty of Onrus Beach and even the more tranquil waters of the nearby lagoon which are perfectly suited for smaller children who might not be as comfortable in the water as their older brothers and sisters playing in the braking waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Or you could just sit back and admire the local surf community as they brave the waves in a display of skill that is just so South African. And if hiking is your game, there are a plethora of hiking, horse riding and cycling routes that are just waiting to be explored.

In short, you are bound to have an amazing time in an area that has not lost an ounce of its old charm, so pack up your camping gear, load up the caravan and start looking forward to your stay. There are plenty of campsites and caravan parks to choose from in Onrus and its surroundings. The scenery being what it is, you already know you’ll experience amazing vistas from sunrise to sunset, but you are also ensured your campsite of choice will provide all the amenities required to make your stay as unforgettable as it is wonderful. From ablution blocks to electricity, you’ll be able to organise exactly what you need when camping and caravanning in Onrus. 

This sleepy settlement lies just a few kilometres away from Hermanus, a bustling town that is famous for its whale activity. The coastline here drops off dramatically which makes it possible to view Humpback Whales or Southern Right Whales swimming right up to the cliffs without even having to get on a boat. That is not to say you shouldn’t jump on a charter and go whale watching out to sea if you get the chance! 

The entire area is also part of the Cape Floristic region and is a treasure trove of indigenous flora, like the famous Fynbos and fauna. If you travel just a little bit further up north, you will find Gansbaai. It is there that you will have the possibility to experience another famous ocean-dweller, the Great White Shark!

Onrus, Hermanus and its surroundings can easily be reached via several routes, among which the N2 from Cape Town in just a few hours. Head out to this paradise in your caravan or drop in for a few nights of camping, either way Onrus is always a wonderful getaway.

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Onrus Caravan Park is uniquely situated right on the coast, stretching from Haarderbaai to Vermont.

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