Trusted Tour Operator in Hermanus

South African Adventures are a trusted Tour Operator and have been operating since 2007, with many years of experience in the travel industry.

Whether you are only here for a day, few nights or a few weeks you can have a unique travel experience. With first class customer service, we can offer you an adventure of a lifetime.

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About us

South African Adventures is an experienced and trusted family run Tour Operating business that has been in operation since 2007.

South African Adventures is based in Hermanus and Cape Town. We offer a variety of Day Tours, Bespoke Tours & Adventure Activities.

We pride ourselves in taking care of our guest's comfort, personal preferences and requirement's when booking a transfer, tour or activity.

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.


South African Adventures would be honored to plan your next Bespoke Tour to South Africa.

We arrange Day Tours in Cape Town, Hermanus or Personalised Itineraries for your Adventures to South Africa and Tours up the Garden Route. Whatever you feel you want to see, we can plan it for you and give you the best advice when planning your trip to South Africa. 

Things to do includes:

  • Shark Cage Diving (Gansbaai & Cape Town)
  • Whale Watching (Hermanus)
  • Safaris (Cape Town)
  • Sea Kayaking (Hermanus)
  • Ziplining (Cape Town)
  • Abseiling off Table Mountain (Cape Town)
  • Skydiving (Cape Town)
  • Paragliding (Cape Town)
Shark Cage Diving

Shark Cage Diving - Gansbaai

Gansbaai has the fortune of have sharks 95% of the year. So when you cannot make the Hermanus in winter you have the opportunity to join us in Gansbaai for an amazing Shark Cage Diving Experience and come face to face with a Great White Shark in their natural environment.

  • You will be collected and transported to and from your Hotel or B&B.
  • A small continental breakfast will be provided upon arrival.
  • Snacks and refreshments will also be provided on the boat.
  • A small lunch will be provided on your return to land.
  • Orientation will take place as we settle for breakfast.
  • A safety briefing on current sightings, indemnities, wet suits, and equipment will be discussed and a full briefing on all procedures.
  • You will be accompanied by a skipper, a qualified paramedic, Dive Master and support crew.
  • Trip Duration - around 4 hours. Excludes time getting to and from your Hotel or B&B.
  • Viewing on the boat is just as good as being in the Cage, so don’t stress if you do not wish to venture inside the cage.
  • All necessary Diving and Safety equipment is provided.


When the boat anchors, you don't have to go inside the cage if you don't want to. Viewing on the boat is generally better due to the visibility underwater being poor sometimes due to rough weather, however, the decision is entirely up to you.

What to bring:

  • Please bring some suntan lotion, a cap, sunglasses, a warm jersey or jacket, towel, and swimsuit.
  • I would suggest taking motion sickness tablets before embarking on the trip (there is nothing worse than motion sickness. This will definitely spoil the adventure, so take heed).
  • Don’t forget your camera and extra batteries.
  • A video of your Shark Cage Diving experienced can be purchased after your trip.

No Diving Experience Needed

  • We welcome all enquiries, whether you are an experienced qualified diver or have no diving experience at all

Private Transport

Please contact us for a quote.

We recommend this option due to the long delay customers experience when waiting to be picked up and dropped off before and after your trip. After being on the boat for 4 hours, then having to wait another few to be dropped off the experience can be very exhausting and frustrating for some. We can arrange a private transfer via Car, Helicopter or Gyrocopter.


  • R1 800pp without transport.
  • R2 200pp with transport from Cape Town City Centre.
  • Children(u/14) - R1 100pp without transport.
  • Children(u/14) - R1 500pp with transport from Cape Town City Centre.

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Whale Watching

Boat Based Whale Watching Hermanus

On arrival, you will receive an on land briefing before boarding the boat via our floating jetty. We then set off to search for these beautiful gentle giants. On board, you will find a ladies and gents toilet, comfortable seating and different viewing options on the boat. During the trip, the crew will go out of their way to ensure you have a great experience on the boat and don't miss that perfect photo opportunity. Refreshments will be served during the trip. Our whales specialist guide will inform you of all the details you may be wanting to know about these wonderful gentle giants via our PA system and will be translated into French, German and Dutch.

Your Experience 

Boat Based Whale Watching in Hermanus and Gansbaai gives you the opportunity to come up close and personal with these incredible creatures that roam our seas. We emphasize that this is done in keeping with the environmental protocol.

You can encounter

  • Southern Right Whales
  • Bryde's Whales
  • Dolphins
  • Penguins
  • Seals
  • Large variety of Bird Life


  • Southern Right Whales: June - December Annually.
  • Southern Right Whales and Humpback Whales: June - mid-August Annually.

Trip Duration

from 90 mins to 3 hours. Average trip is 2 hours.

Trip Times
9h00 | 12h00 | 15h00
Please arrive 30 mins prior to trip departure.

Private Charters
for private charters, additional times are scheduled at 7h00 and 17h00.


  • Adults - From R800pp
  • Children (u/14) - From R380pp
  • Children (u/5) - free
  • Seniors / Students / Groups 10+ - From R700pp


Return Transfer for 2 people from Cape Town City Centre to:

  • Hermanus - R2400
  • Gansbaai - R3 000
  • Kleinbaai - R3 000

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Sea Kayaking

You will enjoy the privilege of exploring Walker Bay, Hermanus, Cape Town coastlines marine life on a very stable Sea Kayak with a very experienced guide. While Sea Kayaking on our beautiful Hermanus Walker Bay, you will enjoy our gorgeous mountains, sea cliffs, and marine life.

Sea Kayaking Experience

On arriving you will receive a thorough briefing on Sea Kayaking techniques and Safety, we will depart from the historical harbor and do a round trip in Hermanus, Walker Bay. The direction of the trip in Hermanus Walker Bay will depend on the direction of the wind, swells and paddling abilities. Our knowledgeable guide will keep you informed of the wonders of our oceans here in Hermanus, Walker Bay.

What you could see

Sea Kayaking in Hermanus, Walker Bay gives you the opportunity to come up close and personal with Southern Right Wales and many other incredible creatures that roam our seas. We emphasize that this is done by adhering to the many environmental protocol.

You could encounter:

  • Southern Right Whales
  • Bryde's Whales
  • Dolphins
  • Penguins
  • Seals
  • Large variety of Bird Life

Do I need experience to kayak?

We use self-bailing, plastic sea kayaks. This means anyone experienced or never been on a kayak before can hop on and enjoy this beautiful Walker Bay with us.

Whale watching season

  • Southern Right Whales: June – December Annually
  • Southern Right Whales and Humpback Whales: June – mid-August Annually

Trip Overview

  • Trip Duration - 2 hours.
  • Trip Times - Trips run through the day depending on bookings and conditions on the sea.
  • Please arrive 30 mins prior to trip departure.


  • R 350pp (out of season)
  • R 400pp (July - November)

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Shuttle Service

Hermanus Shuttle Service offers a personalized transportation service which emphasizes on safety, reliability, and comfort.

We offer the following Transportation Services:

  • Airport Transfers
  • Local Transport
  • Wedding Transfers
  • Convention Transfers
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Restaurant Transfers
  • Waterfront Transfers
  • Shark Cage Diving Transfers
  • Whale Watching Transfers
  • Sky Diving Transfers
  • Zip Lining Transfers



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