Eat, Explore and Experience
Things to do in Hermanus
Our Favourites & Recommendations
Explore our recommendations for things to see and do in and around Hermanus. Centrally located to ensure you have a comfortable base from where to explore the surrounding areas and activities.
Enjoy a day out wine tasting in the stunning Hemel en Aarde Valley just 20 minutes drive from us.
Local activities include mountain biking, hiking, surfing, scuba diving, golfing and more…
The Sandbaai and Hermanus coasts are well-known around the world as the top destinations for land-based whale watching. Season starts in May through to October.
Hermanus has many restaurants to choose from. You can enjoy fine dining, great sea food restaurants as well as markets and delis.
Wine Tasting in the Hemel & Aarde Valley
The Hermanus Wine Route is nestled away in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley.
Sandbaai is an excellent destination for any golf lover. Crimson Views is just minutes away from two world class 18-hole courses.
Beaches and surfing
Sandbaai beach is a 2-3 minute walk from your front door. This is a safe swimming beach
Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Fernkloof Nature Reserve is an area rich in natural fauna and flora
Mountain Biking & Hiking
There is a 17km, circular mountain bike trail signposted for clockwise travel and may be joined at any point within the Fernkloof Nature Reserve.
The historic town of Hermanus
The historic town of Hermanus is one of the Cape’s most picturesque and popular towns. Famous for whale watching and the yearly whale festival, the town is a hive of activity in season.
Whale Watching in Hermanus
The Sandbaai and Hermanus coasts are well-known around the world as the top destinations for land-based whale watching.
Eating out in Hermanus
With a choice of bars, pubs, fine dining or wine farms, Hermanus has the perfect eating out options for you.