Hermanus is famous for being the best destination for land-based whale watching. This has transformed the town from a sleepy fishing village, in to a bustling seaside town, with a wide range of hotels, shops and restaurants on offer. It also boasts spectacular views, winding cliffs, lush mountains and deep dark seas.

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Southern right wales are common in the Walker Bay area but you can also spot some killer whales if you are lucky. The town is also home to the Whale House Museum where you can learn all about these fabulous animals. The town even has a whale-crier, a man who walks through the town announcing that whales are in the bay – so you will never miss them!

If you’re brave enough, you can also take part in a once in a lifetime activity – shark diving! Dryer Island is full of sharks for you to swim with, just climb in the cage and come face to face with a great white! Those who are less willing to face their fears can relax on the boat and keep an eye out for breaching sharks!

Hermanus also has a variety of other activities that you can take part in, from wine tasting and hiking to relaxing on a beach, there is so much choice! Start your day at Hemel-En-Aarde wine route to sample wine in stunning locations. Then head to Fernkloof Nature reserve for a relaxing hike and finally finish your day with a sunset picnic a Kammabaai beach, also known as Lovers Cove.

Multi Centre Holidays

Hermanus is best explored as part of one of our South African Multi Centre Holidays – where we can combine it, with all the other bits of South Africa that you want to see. We tailor make every holiday, so we can offer you any hotel, any itinerary.

Get in touch today so we can create an itinerary just for you, or for some inspiration take a look at our most popular Hermanus itineraries below.

Our Cape Town & Garden Route itinerary combines Cape Town, the Winelands, Hermanus, Mossel Bay, with Knysna, a safari and Port Elizabeth. Our Best of South Africa really does offer it all, it starts in Johannesburg, before moving on to Kruger, Port Elizabeth, Knysna, Hermanus, the Winelands and Cape Town. Alternatively, A Taste of South Africa combines Cape Town with Hermanus and the nearby Winelands, with the chance to go on safari, offering you the flavours of South Africa with minimal travelling.

Remember, this is just a taste of what we can offer, so please get in touch today and speak to one of our South Africa specialists.