Beaches, Costal Walks and the Centre of Hermanus at your finger tips


 "home from home accommodation"


Flower Street, Hermanus, South Africa



+27 28 3122 915


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Hermanus is a beautiful vibrant coastal town & the best destination in the world for land based whale watching




Take the steps down to The Old Harbour & visit the museum, drop down to Marine tidal pool or walk along to Fick's Pool.  Take the cliff path to our buzzing New Harbour or wander through our colourful craft markets. Visit our superb restaurants, cafes & bars. Relax on our powder white blue flag beaches & meander through our eclectic art galleries.


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Whale watching Tours


Whale watching cruises from June to

early December

Shark cage diving

Water sports, surfing, diving, kayaking, fishing, boating and sailing

Horse riding, quad biking, tree top sliding

Stunning cliff path walks through fynbos

Fernkloof Nature Reserve offers various grades of hiking trails

Bird watching in twitchers paradise

A world class 27 hole golf course

Township Tours with ex-whale crier Wilson Salukazana or Protus Ngwane




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Walk down the steps into the

New Harbour

Stunning  white sand beaches

Exhilarating Cage Diving


The Whale Festival (September)

Flower and Eco Fair, Fernkloor Nature Reserve (September)

Kalfiefees, A mostly Afrikaans festival (August) offers some of the best national and local theatre productions and music shows.

Food & Wine Fair (August)

Hawston Sea Festival (December)







Worth a trip to



Must do around town





Hawston & Kleinmond's Blue Flag Beaches which offers a chance of spotting the wild horses of Kleinmond

Fisherhaven, a rural haven rich in birdlife

The Bot River Lagoon offers a wide range of water sports

Davies Pools open to the sea near Onrus campsite

Drive the Hermanus Wine Route R320

Betty's Bay, home to the Jackass penguins

Bredasdorp, South Africa's first town

Villiersdorp known as the pearl of the Overberg

L'Agulhas, the southern most tip of Africa

Danger Point, the Birkenhead Memorial and Lighthouse can be viewed most weekdays

Pearly Beach, a haven for fishermen and divers

Gantsbaai, Stanford, Caledon and Swellendam are all towns of interest.




Hermanus has so much to offer the intrepid traveller, holiday taker, relaxation maker

A wealth of  information on events, activities and places worth visiting along with contact details, tide tables and weather forecasts casts can be found at

The Whale Watchers