Outdoor activities in Hermanus

HERMANUS HAS ADVENTURES ON LAND, SEA AND IN THE AIR

Adventure seekers have the biggest range of outdoor activities to choose from in Hermanus thanks to the geology of the town. Mountains, rivers, lagoons, sea and forests provide a playground for adventurers of every description.

Sea kayaking trips from the Old Harbour are available year round and during the whale watching season this must be the most exciting way to spot a Southern Right Whale. From snorkelling to scuba diving and spear fishing, the underwater landscape offers a whole new world of adventure. Nearby Gansbaai offers an adventure of a lifetime with shark cage diving trips running all year round. The beaches provide excellent wind surfing, surfing, body boarding and swimming with special areas dedicated to each, just ask a local. Sailing and kite sailing are also growing in popularity. For a freshwater experience the Klein River lagoon offers wind surfing, canoeing, sailing and water skiing.

The mountains bordering the length of Hermanus are ideal for quad biking, with trails through the vineyards and forests offering spectacular views. Tucked away in the forest adventurers can test their aiming skills with paintball and brave heights during tree-top canopy tours. There are excellent mountain bike trails through the nature reserve and vineyards and several mountain bike races throughout the year. The sky above Hermanus is often dotted with parachute canopies when paragliders take off from the top of the mountain and soar through the air. Abseiling is periodically offered down the cliffs in the centre of town but challenging climbing and hiking are always available in the mountains.

These adventures are available from a variety of adventure companies who usually specialise in a selection of activities. Otherwise you can always ask the locals for some “inside” tips for the best spots. Get your heart pumping and feel the wind through your hair as you dive into any one of these thrilling adventures. 

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Scenic beach and fynbos horse trials in Pearly Beach for riders of all ages and experience.

Gently meandre along the Klein River on the cremedelacreme of Stanford’s river boats.

The Big Time Fishing Charters is a charter company that provides open ocean fishing experiences to the public.

Panthera Africa is an educational centre and a safe haven for ambassador and rescued big cats, where no breeding or trading will take place.

The place for all things aviation in the Overberg… giving you a ticket to breathtaking aerial freedom!

We encourage you to experience the magic of the Great White Shark and contribute to their conservation – shark dive with us. #‎WhiteSharkProjects‬

Come and join us on one of South Africa’s most popular adventures – great white shark cage diving and/or viewing!

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Your online guide to hiking, cycling, running and outdoor adventures in South Africa.

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White Shark Cage Diving, and surface viewing, small exclusive, educational and informative tours.

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African Queen River Cruises is a eco-friendly leisure cruise that treats you to a unseen perspective of the Klein River and it's birdlife while enjoying a onboa...

There is no other place on earth where so many different species can be seen growing in such close proximity.

Shark Diving Unlimited offeres Shark Cage Diving and Breaching Trips all year round. The company is owned by Sharkman Mike Rutzen of the Nat Geo documentaries.

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Relaxing river cruises which includes options like bird watching, braai, swimming, tubing and sundowners.

Join us for a tour of a working abalone farm in the heart of the South African abalone industry. Learn more about abalone, see it, feel it and even taste it!

Electric Bicycle wine tours, Hermanus city tours, Hermanus new harbor abalone tours. Bike rentals Ebike sales

Base 4 Aviation, shuttle/scenic and charter helicopter flights

Flights are very weather dependent and it is important to phone us 7 days in advance.

A review of top birding sites and registered Important Bird Areas in the whole Overberg.

Cuda 2, Hermanus Fishing Charters, South Africa, just an hour and a half from Cape town, where sea fishing and adventure is our specialty.

Enjoy a glorious sunset cruise while being powered only by the wind. Snacks and drinks are included. We also offer Group bookings as well as functions.

Welcome to Walker Bay Adventures in Hermanus. Since our inception in 1999 we have grown from offering kayaking trips on the Klein River Lagoon to offering sea k...

SA Forest Adventures - We are the fastest growing adventure company in SA. Specializing in corporate events and team building but also have a lot to offer for t...

Where passion meets excellence and fear meets defeat, we take you on an epic journey across the untamed waters of Gansbaai, to meet the Great White Shark!

Whale and Birding Tours

Scenic beach and fynbos horse trials in Pearly Beach for riders of all ages and experience.

Gently meandre along the Klein River on the cremedelacreme of Stanford’s river boats.

The Big Time Fishing Charters is a charter company that provides open ocean fishing experiences to the public.

Panthera Africa is an educational centre and a safe haven for ambassador and rescued big cats, where no breeding or trading will take place.

The place for all things aviation in the Overberg… giving you a ticket to breathtaking aerial freedom!

We encourage you to experience the magic of the Great White Shark and contribute to their conservation – shark dive with us. #‎WhiteSharkProjects‬

Come and join us on one of South Africa’s most popular adventures – great white shark cage diving and/or viewing!

Tucked away between the picturesque mountain of the Hemel and Aarde Valley near Hermanus is Heaven & Earth Horse Trail Rides.

Your online guide to hiking, cycling, running and outdoor adventures in South Africa.

White Shark Ventures invites you to cage dive with Great White sharks in the aptly named "Shark Alley", near the fishing village of Gansbaai, South Africa.

White Shark Cage Diving, and surface viewing, small exclusive, educational and informative tours.

Walking trips and trails in the beautiful Cape Whale Coast. Day walks in Fernkloof Reserve and the Kogelberg Biosphere. Catered slack-pack De Hoop Whale Trail

SHARK SCIENCE EXPERIENCES & ULTIMATE SHARK EXPEDITIONS

African Queen River Cruises is a eco-friendly leisure cruise that treats you to a unseen perspective of the Klein River and it's birdlife while enjoying a onboa...

There is no other place on earth where so many different species can be seen growing in such close proximity.

Shark Diving Unlimited offeres Shark Cage Diving and Breaching Trips all year round. The company is owned by Sharkman Mike Rutzen of the Nat Geo documentaries.

Looking for the ultimate shark experience in South Africa? You have come to the right place! Our professional team will take you on a diving adventure that you ...

Relaxing river cruises which includes options like bird watching, braai, swimming, tubing and sundowners.

Join us for a tour of a working abalone farm in the heart of the South African abalone industry. Learn more about abalone, see it, feel it and even taste it!

Electric Bicycle wine tours, Hermanus city tours, Hermanus new harbor abalone tours. Bike rentals Ebike sales

Base 4 Aviation, shuttle/scenic and charter helicopter flights

Flights are very weather dependent and it is important to phone us 7 days in advance.

A review of top birding sites and registered Important Bird Areas in the whole Overberg.

Cuda 2, Hermanus Fishing Charters, South Africa, just an hour and a half from Cape town, where sea fishing and adventure is our specialty.

Enjoy a glorious sunset cruise while being powered only by the wind. Snacks and drinks are included. We also offer Group bookings as well as functions.

Welcome to Walker Bay Adventures in Hermanus. Since our inception in 1999 we have grown from offering kayaking trips on the Klein River Lagoon to offering sea k...

SA Forest Adventures - We are the fastest growing adventure company in SA. Specializing in corporate events and team building but also have a lot to offer for t...

Where passion meets excellence and fear meets defeat, we take you on an epic journey across the untamed waters of Gansbaai, to meet the Great White Shark!

Whale and Birding Tours