Hermanus is a coastal town set in the most idyllic surroundings one could wish for. Surrounded by “the Raed na Gael mountain range” and fronting Walker Bay. Hermanus is Famous for its champagne air, long stretches of beach, mild climate, rich floral kingdom and friendly environment,Hermanus is within easy reach (150 km) of Cape Town International Airport.
Hermanus, also described as the Riviera of the South, offers the best shore-based whale watching in the world. Nature lovers from all over the world visit Hermanus to view these magnificent creatures from the the cliffs. The seaside resort of Hermanus in Walker Bay offers the best whale viewing from land in the world. A cliff path stretching from one side of Hermanus to the other, hugs the coastline for about 12 km giving whale watchers unlimited opportunities to study the gentle giants in the coves below or lolling just beyond the breakers. From the path or from rocky outcrops just off the path, whale watchers can get within 20m of whales cruising in the coves. Benches all along the cliff path provide comfortable resting and watching spots.
Shark cage diving provides an adrenaline fix for the more adventurious or Kayaking trips on the sea or lagoon. Inland there are fynbos reserves, spectacular walking tails, 4x4 trails, horse trails, 2 lagoons, canoeing, fishing, a 27 hole golf course and last but not least many famous wine farms! All of which brings together a haven of delight!!Fernkloof Nature Reserve offers a range of spectacular walks among the fynbos. Whether you choose to spend a day on one of the spectacular beaches or playing a round of golf, Hermanus has something for everyone. Many of the shops and amenities are also wheelchair friendly.
Hermanus may no longer be a village, but the character and atmosphere of this vibrant town offers a lifestyle few places can match.