Hermanus, a small coastal town south-east of Table Mountain, is situated in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. What once was a small Fishermans village, has now turned into a buzzing, upmarket, modern holiday destination, popular amongst Whale Watchers.

Times to visit:

If you are a whale watcher, the best time to visit Hermanus would be between August and November.
You may be more of a sun / sand person so the summer months between November and March are a great time for you to head down to the Hermanus beaches with their endless stretches of golden sand.
There are great art galleries and shops to visit during their winter months when you would probably prefer to stay indoors sipping coffee.



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Distance from main cities:

140km from Cape Town
626km from Port Elizabeth

Things to do:

•    Whale watching
•    World class golf courses
•    Mountain biking
•    Quad biking
•    Walking trails
•    Horse riding trails
•    Shark cage diving
•    Snorkelling
•    Kayak based whale watching
•    Diving
•    Chartered fishing trips
•    Surfing spots
•    Sand boarding
•    Rock climbing
•    Paragliding
•    Culture

Visit one of the many art galleries, shopping spots, restaurants and wine tasting routes in the area. One of the featured markets in Hermanus is Lemm’s corner which stocks a wide range of beautifully crafted traditional goods (if you are from foreign lands this will be a great stop  for souvenirs). Taking a walk through Hermanus streets, you may find yourself wondering into the many stores that, from boutiques to old book stores that offer visitors some of the most treasured  collectables around.

•    Art Galleries

Art has become a big part of Hermanus, with it being the resting place of the late Marjorie Wallace. Paying a visit to Onrus would definitely need to be on your travel agenda. Between the Milkwood trees you will find the Mission House which is run by two sisters who know every fine detail about the art that is displayed in their gallery. While on the art gallery route you should make a stop at Hemel-en-Aarde Village which has a number of little art galleries for visitors to walk around.

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