Hermanus Info - Travel & Tourism

Hermanus is a lovely town on the south-west coast of South Africa. Situated in the highly acclaimed Cape Overberg, it boasts impressive landscapes featuring the best of the surrounding mountains and crystal ocean. Hikers and nature-lovers are sure to revel in the natural splendour on display which is no surprise as the entire area is part of the Cape Floristic Region, one of only six floral kingdoms in the whole world! And of course with an incredibly friendly community, you’ll never have to worry about where to find information about the region. Just pop in at or contact the Hermanus Tourism Bureau!

Of course, Hermanus is primarily known in the tourism industry for the whales that pass by every year on their migratory route. From the waterfront, you will often be able to see mothers and their cubs playing in the bay. Often, they will come right to shore as it drops off quite steeply and is easy for them to swim in. They’ll come so close, in fact, you’ll feel as if you could just reach out and touch them sometimes. However, the best part about Hermanus is that it is both set in paradise, but also super easy to reach. From Cape Town, it is only 140 km to the Overberg via several different routes.

This beautiful seaside town is famous for keeping visitors transfixed throughout the year. There truly is a wealth of amazing things to do and see here. From abseiling to treetop tours and everything in between, Hermanus caters to tourists and holidaymakers of all ages. There is also an abundance of accommodation in the area and you’ll be able to find out all about the options available from the local Tourism Bureau. From 5-star luxury to comfortable, country-styled self-catering chalets and even budget camping options, you’ll be able to find the one that’s just right for your travelling group and budget.

Don’t hesitate to book your stay in Hermanus today and then be sure to visit the Tourism Bureau once you’re in town to find out all about the activities and sights on offer. This is also where you can pick up pamphlets about attractions in the area and even find out about the specials or discounts that may be seasonal, weekly or even daily. In short, you will definitely get all of the information and advice you need to tailor your getaway to your own unique tastes, interests and requirements.

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