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Hermanus
Hermanus
Hermanus
Hermanus
Hermanus

It is one of the best places for spotting marine life...

...and offers stunning views of the ocean...

...as well as other great activities.

Hermanus

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Hermanus is just a few hours' drive from Cape Town or the Wine Region...
...situated next to the ocean with magnificent coast...
...and beach views.
Hermanus is one of the world's prime whale-watching spots...
where predominantly Southern Right whales can be seen between around May until November,...
...however prime viewing months are August to October.
They come to sheltered bays to mate, calve and rear their young.
Also enjoy the sight of Cape fur seals ...
...and penguins on a boat trip
...or kayak in the bay for a chance to get close to the whales.
Hermanus offers excellent accommodation...
...with good facilities...
...and personal service.
Meals are freshly prepared and plentiful.
Relax by the pool...
...or take a seat on the veranda...
...and enjoy the incredible views of the ocean.
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Hermanus is just a few hours' drive from Cape Town or the Wine Region...
Hermanus is just a few hours' drive from Cape Town or the Wine Region...
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...situated next to the ocean with magnificent coast...
...situated next to the ocean with magnificent coast...
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...and beach views.
...and beach views.
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Hermanus is one of the world's prime whale-watching spots...
Hermanus is one of the world's prime whale-watching spots...
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where predominantly Southern Right whales can be seen between around May until November,...
where predominantly Southern Right whales can be seen between around May until November,...
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...however prime viewing months are August to October.
...however prime viewing months are August to October.
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They come to sheltered bays to mate, calve and rear their young.
They come to sheltered bays to mate, calve and rear their young.
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Also enjoy the sight of Cape fur seals ...
Also enjoy the sight of Cape fur seals ...
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...and penguins on a boat trip
...and penguins on a boat trip
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...or kayak in the bay for a chance to get close to the whales.
...or kayak in the bay for a chance to get close to the whales.
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Hermanus offers excellent accommodation...
Hermanus offers excellent accommodation...
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...with good facilities...
...with good facilities...
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...and personal service.
...and personal service.
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Meals are freshly prepared and plentiful.
Meals are freshly prepared and plentiful.
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Relax by the pool...
Relax by the pool...
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...or take a seat on the veranda...
...or take a seat on the veranda...
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...and enjoy the incredible views of the ocean.
...and enjoy the incredible views of the ocean.

visiting Hermanus

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Cape Genet Self-drive Safari

20 days • 8 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Enjoy fine-dining in Cape Town, whale-watching in Hermanus, and a range of walking and water-based activities throughout De Hoop’s Nature Reserve, the Klein Karoo and Plettenberg. This relaxed self-driven safari concludes with stays in The Winelands and Namaqualand.

US$3,120 - US$3,730 per person

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Cape Grysbok Self-drive Safari

20 days • 8 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Explore Cape Town, Hermanus, Franschhoek and Namaqualand, amongst other memorable destinations, during this leisurely self-driven safari. Fine dining, varied activities and impressively comfortable lodges, estates and country houses await.

US$4,110 - US$6,190 per person

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Where to stay in Hermanus

Our suggestions for places to stay in Hermanus


Ocean Eleven

Ocean Eleven

Ocean Eleven is a small, high-quality guest house in a superb location beside the cliff path, overlooking the ocean, a short distance from Hermanus.


93% (35 reviews)
The Marine

The Marine

Set on the clifftop, The Marine is a luxury seafront hotel close to the centre of Hermanus, one of South Africa's top whale-watching areas.


100% (6 reviews)
Auberge Provence

Auberge Provence

Elegant yet relaxed, Auberge Provence is a comfortable guesthouse with stunning views over Walker Bay. It is an excellent place to base yourself for whale watching around Hermanus.


100% (4 reviews)
Harbour House Hotel

Harbour House Hotel

Harbour House Hotel is a modern hotel conveniently located in the centre of the old harbour town in Hermanus and offers eighteen tasteful rooms.


87% (3 reviews)
Birkenhead House

Birkenhead House

Birkenhead House is a wonderfully indulgent, sophisticated base from which to explore Hermanus and its environs, and also for whale watching in season.


100% (2 reviews)
Auberge Burgundy

Auberge Burgundy

Auberge Burgundy is a quaint Provençal-style guesthouse, in the centre of Hermanus, beside the old harbour.


80% (2 reviews)

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