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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

Hermanus: Holidays

Holidays to Hermanus

Visit Hermanus in the Western Cape for a a vast range of outdoor activities, or simply some downtime by the sea. Enjoy active adventures such as sea-kayaking, horse-riding and canoeing; or just relax in this beautiful scenery. A highlight from July to November, Hermanus boasts some of the best land-based whale watching in the world. Make time to walk along the spectacular cliff top paths with views of the sea, and keep an eye out - if you are lucky you will see southern right whales in one of the bays below. A holiday to Hermanus works very well as part of a trip to visit other areas of the Cape, as you can see in our Trip Ideas below.

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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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