Experience Hermanus

The town of Hermanus is bursting with adventure, nature and beautiful beaches. Our centrally-located Guest House enables you to experience fully the beauty and thrills of our seaside town.

The picturesque village of Hermanus is situated in the Overberg region, an easy drive of about 140 km from Cape Town. Greater Hermanus stretches from Fisherhaven in the west to Voëlklip in the east. The town centre, surrounding the historic Old Harbour, overlooks Walker Bay.

Hermanus lies between a range of mountains and the sea, offering residents and visitors a unique taste of the natural splendour of the Western Cape. From July to November, magnificent whales visit Walker Bay to give birth and copulate. The highly popular Cliff path was built along the coast to allow walkers an excellent view of these giant mammals basking and frolicking in the bay.

Hermanus is home to the only whale crier in the world. During the July-December season the whale crier blows a code on a kelp horn to indicate where whales have been spotted, directing visitors towards the best vantage point.

Wine tasting, horse riding, arts and crafts markets, speciality shops, restaurants, bars, art galleries, pottery studios, fishing, bird watching, mountain biking and nature reserves - this is a small taste of what Hermanus has to offer. Shopping malls feature most of the major national retailers to cater for your shopping needs.

The Fernkloof Nature Reserve covers the entire mountain behind the town, providing for spectacular walks among the visual feast that is our unique fynbos floral kingdom.

Golfers can swing their way around the 27-hole course at Hermanus Golf Club while admiring the imposing mountains. For the adventurous, there are activities such as scuba diving, surfing, boardsailing, sea and river kayaking, paragliding and shark-cage diving.

Exquisite beaches are found along the coastline near the suburbs of Hawston, Vermont, Onrust River, Sandbaai and Voëlklip. Hawston and Grotto beaches have been awarded Blue Flag status, meaning they comply with international standards regarding beach safety, cleanliness and environmental awareness. The lagoons at Klein River and Onrust River attract people engaging in all manner of water sports.

The climate in Hermanus is Mediterranean with most of the rainfall in winter and long sunny days in summer. The town has all the necessary businesses and retail outlets conveniently situated. A wide variety of restaurants cater for all tastes and budgets.

Hermanus Guest House is the latest jewel in the crown. Comfortable, stylish and remarkable value for money, Hermanus Guest House is a superb holiday destination, whether for singles, couples, families or groups of delegates. Our guest house is your home away from home, with old-fashioned hospitality helping you to relax into your holiday.

Activities in and around Hermanus

  • Shark cage diving in Gansbaai
  • Golfing at Hermanus and Arabella
  • Whale Watching (land and boat based)
  • Craft market
  • Hiking
  • Diving in Old Harbour
  • Senic drives
  • Paragliding
  • Wine tasting