Markets in Hermanus

Everybody needs a break from the humdrum of daily routines every once and a while. A chance to return to the bare essentials of life, reconnect with yourself and your loved ones. If that sounds good, a holiday in Hermanus is just what the doctor prescribed! Founded in the 1800s in the modern Overberg area, this village started off as a small fisherman’s settlement and grew into the bustling town it’s known as today. 

Through the years, regardless of growing in size and enterprises, it has managed to retain a rustic and soothing undertone which makes for a very peaceful time when visiting and also attracts a wide community of artists, craftsmen and artisans who’ve made this town home. It’s no surprise that there are a number of markets bursting at the seams with delicious treats, beautiful crafts and interesting trinkets here. 

These local markets are a great opportunity to shop for memorabilia to take back home with you when you’re done having fun in paradise. And it’s in this advanced state of holiday bliss that you’ll most enjoy meandering aimlessly from stall to stall in the greater Hermanus area. Here you can buy and enjoy locally-sourced ingredients, craft beers, wines as well as arts and crafts, thus supporting the local community.

The waterfront and town centre are where you’ll find the most markets and retailers who sell hand-crafted and unique wares. If you’re looking to browse for gifts to take home or simply souvenirs from your travels, there are a number of spots to visit and enjoy. And while you’re happily browsing, don’t hesitate to try the delicious food on offer as you’ll more often than not be tasting fresh produce from the surrounding farms or even fresh-from-the-oven baked treats.  

The markets aren’t the only thing you should spend time meandering and exploring. This busy town is surrounded by peaceful natural wonders and adrenaline-infused adventures alike. This keeps it alive with tourist and local thoroughfare. It’s also located in the Cape Floristic region, which means there is a vast array of plants and wildlife here to encourage you to reconnect with mother nature. The Blue Flag beaches of Walker Bay are also ideal for lazy afternoons of mild water activities and overall relaxation and sunbathing. You’ll definitely leave Hermanus with an appreciation for the natural splendour of the Overberg and if you’ve frequented the local markets here, you’ll also have bags filled with goodies… no doubt already planning your next trip to this little piece of paradise.

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