Things To Do in Hermanus

Blue and Mako Shark Diving Gansbaai

Blue and Mako Shark Diving Gansbaai

If you're a qualified scuba diver wanting an unrivalled experience with one of the very best Shark Diving Company's on the Cape Whale Coast, look no further. Marine Dynamics have introduced a brand new pelagic dive. Experience Mako & Blue Shark off the coast of Gansbaai. 
Tel: 0800 980 810

Festivals In Hermanus

Festivals In Hermanus

Numerous festivals and events take place throughout the year attracting large numbers of visitors to Hermanus. Dates vary each year and it's a good thing to watch the relevant websites for their events dates and times for accuracy.

  • Sandbaai Kalfiefees (baby-whale festival)
  • Hermanus Whale Festival
  • Hermanus Wine and Food Festival
  • Mountain Run
  • The Wildflower Festival

Great White Shark Cage Diving

Great White Shark Cage Diving

Believed to have been around for 70 million years. Find out more and get the adrenaline flowing with a White Shark Cage Diving experience.
Tel: 0800 980 810

Fick's Pool

Fick's Pool

Ficks Pool is situated directly in front of 7 On Marine, one of the several marine tidal pools dotted along the Cliff Paths of Hermanus. Simply follow the steps from the Cliff Path down to the pool for a refreshing dip.

Grotto Beach

Grotto Beach

Hermanus is renowned for its magnificent beaches especially Grotto Beach which is consistently awarded Blue Flag status. Along the shorlines of the whale coast in Hermanus are secluded beaches some with beautiful rockpools, ideal for kids to explore and play in, stunning picnic areas for leisurely family picnics and some beaches offering great surf spots.

Golf in Hermanus

Golf in Hermanus

Hermanus Golf Course offers a spectacular 27 hole course set against a magnificent mountain backdrop. Holiday visitors are welcome to book a round so don't forget your clubs.

Hermanus Country Market

Hermanus Country Market

Affectionately known as the "small market with a lot of soul", the Hermanus Country Market operates every Saturday from 09H00 to 13H00. An array of delicious treats, fresh organic farm produce, arts and crafts, plants, wine & beers stalls will keep you well occupied.

Hermanuspietersfontein

Hermanuspietersfontein

The Hermanuspietersfontein Food & Wine Market is the longest standing Overberg institution of its kind – hidden in the far corner of The Village on the corner of the R43 and R320. The Saturday morning place where local and international food and wine lovers meet.

Hoys Koppie

Hoys Koppie

Take a walk up Hoy's Koppie for a 360 view of the whole of Hermanus and Walker Bay. This is the most incredible photo opportunity you could possibly have in Hermanus. Learn more about Sir William Hoy and his wife who lie buried at the top of Hoy's koppie.

Lembu Gallery

Lembu Gallery

Situated  on Harbour Road in a 100 year old fishermans cottage, Lemby procures and sells a wide range of South African and African art and fine craft including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, basketware, African artifacts and jewellery.

Lemms Corner Market

Lemms Corner Market

Held year round each Sunday, Lemm's Corner Market is great family fun with arts, crafts, slow food and a live band to add to the relaxed atmosphere.

Old Harbour Museum

Old Harbour Museum

The Old Harbour Museum is a South African museum situated on the coast, in the heart of Hermanus. The town originally developed around this harbour from around the middle of the nineteenth century when plentiful fish and fresh water was found in the area. The Fishermen's Village section of the museum is situated above the old harbour across from Market Square.

Paragliding In Hermanus

Paragliding In Hermanus

Book a paragliding flight with Walker Bay Adventures and take in an eagle eye tour over Hermanus for the most breath taking views of our beautiful coastal town. Tandem paragliding tours are undertaken by Parapax who have been operational since 1999.

Restaurants In Hermanus

Restaurants In Hermanus

Hermanus offers an enormous variety of top class restaurants in every possible style you can think of. Click to find out more and try out some of our recommendations which will not dissappoint.

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Boat based whale watching is a must when visiting Hermanus during the months from June to December. Experience this close up encounter with these gentle giants of the deep with the professionals at Southern Right Charters.

Wine Farms & Eateries

Wine Farms & Eateries

Visit the award winning wine farms and eateries in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, some of which have outstanding restaurants serving dishes sure to tantalise your taste buds.

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