Guest houses in Voelklip Hermanus
When thinking about a holiday in Hermanus there are three things that pop into most people’s minds – whale watching, the beach and the mountains. When you stay in the suburb of Voelklip, that’s exactly what you get in abundance. This is why guest houses in Voelklip are highly sought after by visitors to the area.
Whale watching season is a highlight on the calendar for the Walker Bay area. Hermanus is actually internationally renowned for offering the best land-based whale watching in the world and people flock here every year between July and December to catch a glimpse of Southern Right Whales, Humpbacks and Orcas. Voelklip is ideally situated with the famous Hermanus Cliff Paths – one of the best places for land-based whale watching – starting right next to the suburb. You’ll be able to enjoy a 12km stretch of well-maintained pathway every single day of your visit if you like.
The beaches in Hermanus are legendary. Grotto Beach is just a short walk from Voelklip, as is the mouth of the Klein River Lagoon. These spots are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, surfing, bodyboarding and kayaking. People also love to go windsurfing off Grotto Beach and there are several places in town where you can rent equipment and get instructions if you want. Voelklip Beach is another great place for surfing or windsurfing and it’s literally down the road from any accommodation in the suburb.
Hiking in the mountains above Hermanus is another incredible draw card for the area. The Fernkloof Nature Reserve covers a large stretch above the town and is full of stunning paths and trails that are suitable for a range of fitness levels. There are also mountain bike trails that are perfect for thrill seekers. When you stay in Voelklip, you have direct access to the nature reserve with trails starting at the base of the hills right above the suburb.
The centre of town with all its restaurants, shops and landmarks is just a short drive away from Voelklip. It takes five minutes to get there and then you’ll be able to visit the museums, art galleries and historical sites like the Old Harbour. The restaurants in town are also well worth exploring, you can find anything from family-friendly pizzerias to high-end haute cuisine on offer in Hermanus.
If you book into one of the guest houses in Voelklip for your next holiday. You’ll have world-famous beaches, mountains and whale watching opportunities right on your doorstep.