Top areas in Hermanus
The seaside town of Hermanus is found on the south coast of South Africa. It is one of several popular stops along the Garden Route. The city offers a wide mix of adventure and nature activities that draw many travelers each year. Cape Town International Airport is the popular gateway to the area, followed by a scenic drive to Hermanus.
Travelers attracted to the ocean and its bounty of marine life and water sports will find great pleasure in Hermanus, where much revolves around the coast, especially whale watching. These mighty creatures can be enjoyed during their mating season from boat tours, land-based tours, 3-seater flights, and even kayaking. Outside the whale watching season, there are plenty of penguins, seals, birds, and even the African safari to be enjoyed. Laidback tourists can spend their days enjoying wine tours, while the more adventurous can take part in the likes of paragliding, sea fishing, and mountain biking.
Accommodation in Hermanus is never too far from the coast, unless you choose one of the more inland options centered between a number of national parks. But the main mass of hotels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts can be found along the R43 Highway, between Hoek-van-die-berg Private Nature Reserve and Klein River Lagoon. Be sure to check out the interactive map of Hermanus for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.