What to do in Hermanus

We’re all different and this means that ideas of what makes for a perfect holiday changes from person to person. Hermanus is one of those special little towns packed with enough excitement and variety to keep everybody entertained. 

From toddlers to grandparents, from the luxurious to the modest, from nature lovers to culture hunters, from thrill seekers to those seeking tranquil solitude by the sea, Hermanus is an ideal holiday getaway in the Cape no matter your disposition.  The only thing you need to do is make sure you’ve booked enough time off to experience all the things to do in Hermanus!  

Hermanus, set in the heart of the Cape Wale Coast, is most well-known for its epic land and boast based whale watching. Getting up close and personal with these incredible marine mammals is an experience simply not to be missed. The months of June to November see these gentle giants frolicking in the protected waters of Walker Bay. However, with a plethora of other top attractions, visitors should still expect to have a whale of a time even out of breeding season and enjoy that extra little bit of peace where the town is not caught up in all the whale frenzy and festivities. 

Lovers of the beautiful outdoors can explore the Ferndale Nature Reserve by bicycle or hiking trail where there’s 50km of trail to get stuck into. While those looking for a gastronomical experience can simply follow the winding road through the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley on a food and wine tasting adventure. 

Those who can’t get enough of the thrill of the maritime breeze can go paragliding off a mountain, take a treetop canopy tour or go diving in search of an underwater treasure trove hidden within the kelp forests. Choose to be your own captain and rent a kayak for a paddle on the mighty Atlantic any time of the year, offering seaside views of the town and a waterside encounter with the abundant marine life. Other exciting things to do in Hermanus that make call on the bounty of the ocean include sailing, surfing, yachting, windsurfing kiting, crayfish diving and spear fishing. 

Hermanus is also considered to be a little artistic nook in the Cape and creatures of culture will be able discover a vibrant arts and culture scene which includes township tours, various museums, live music acts, art galleries and craft markets selling the handmade wares of local artists. 

A plethora of exhilarating activities combined with an impressive calendar of events, first class golfing facilities, a quality wine culture and a lively nightlife, visitors will never be at a loss for things to do in Hermanus. No matter your adventure, you are certain to have an unforgettable time in Hermanus!