Explore Hermanus

EAT, EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE

Learn more about Hermanus, the quaint fishing village where this stunning seafront villa is situated.

Hermanus offers a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town. This quaint seaside village is known a the land-based whale-watching capital of the world. However, it offers activities for the whole family, from golfing and paragliding to shark cage diving Gansbaai and wine tasting in the the scenic Hemel-en-Aarde valley. This unique coastal wine area is within close proximity, making Hermanus the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful part of the world. 

Visit Hermanus to experience nature at its best. Meander along miles and miles of Blue Flag Certified beaches, go for romantic horse rides on the beach, or explore the endless cliff paths where the warm Indian Ocean meets the rocky outcrops that frame pristine landscape. Beaches include Voëlklip Beach and the broad Grotto Beach, overlooking Walker Bay. 

Be sure to visit the Hermanus Country Market where Hermanus locals gather every Saturday morning. Enjoy great coffee, unforgettable brekkies, home bakes and the best of local craft in the Overberg. The market features local wines, handcrafted breads, delicious eats and treats. Come hungry and choose from over 35 local crafters to satisfy your appetite.

Another highlight is the Hermanus Whale Festival, an annual celebration of the return of the Southern Right Whales from their feeding grounds in Antarctica. Southern Right Whales frequent the South African waters from June to December to mate and to give birth to their offspring. September is one of the best months to be whale watching on the Cape Whale Coast of South Africa. This is when spring flowers bloom, whale mating groups are abundant and whale calves are born. Moreover, the chances are good that you will experience sunny, windless days during this time of year.

You’ll be amazed by what you can do, where you can eat and this amazing property investment opportunity in Hermanus.

WHAT TO DO

Hermanus Cliff Path

Hermanus Cliff Path

A great way to spend a morning or late afternoon. An easy walk with fabulous ocean views and plenty of dassies to keep you entertained.

Grotto Beach in Hermanus

Grotto Beach

Popular beach for walking, swimming, horse riding, exploring and kite surfing. It is also a Blue Flag certified beach.

Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Explore the many well-marked trails in this stunning nature reserve, flanked by mountains on the one side and the warm Indian Ocean on the other.

Hermanus Country Market

Explore the Hermanus Country Market

The Hermanus Country Market offers over 35 craft and homeware stalls perfect for leisurely browsing, as well as an awesome selection of food traders offering edible and drinkable treats.

Great White Shark Cage Diving

Dive with Great White sharks

Shark cage diving with Great White sharks in Gansbaai, near Hermanus, is one of the most thrilling experiences you will ever have. Come up close and personal with the ocean's apex predator.

Hermanus Whale Watching

Whale watching tours

Boat-based whale watching tours depart from the New Harbour in Hermanus. The Hermanus whale watching tours operate within the local waters of Walker Bay, rated by many as one of the best whale watching areas in the world. Land-based tours are also available.

WHERE TO EAT

Benguela Cove Wine Estate

Benguela Cove Wine Estate

Only a short drive from Hermanus and Cape Town, the 210 Hectares of open land, formed by a large cove on the lagoon, offer just the right amount of seclusion and privacy. Open daily for wine tasting and lunch.

Sumaridge Wine Estate

Sumaridge Wine Estate

Sumaridge Wine Estate in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley - aptly named “Heaven and Earth” - boasts breathtaking views over Walker Bay. Do wine tasting or enjoy a generous lunch in this architectural masterpiece.

Harbour Rock Hermanus

Harbour Rock

Harbour Rock Sea Grill & Sushi's cuisine is simple, stylish and delicious, consisting of fresh seafood, steak, delicious curries and bredies prepared by new head chef Jon Light. Don't forget to try their sushi and dim sum.

Dutchies Restaurant Hermanus

Dutchies Restaurant

Just a meters from the beach, this laid back restaurant serves simple, honest food and is a great choice when visiting the Blue Flag Certified Grotto Beach.

Fisherman's Cottage Hermanus

Fisherman's Cottage

Fisherman's Cottage offers a unique dining experience and offers an intimate and relaxed atmosphere in a building that dates from the late 1800's.

Burgundy Restaurant Hermanus

Burgundy Restaurant

Burgundy sources its produce from the Hemel en Aarde Valley and uses colour, texture and flavour to get the most from each delightfully fresh ingredient.

Hermanus offers great golf courses, not just whale watching.

WHERE TO INVEST

Sandals Beach Villa

Walk to the beach from Sandals Beach Villa. The villa features 6 en-suite bedrooms with stunning ocean views. The property is connected to the Blue Flag Certified Grotto Beach by means of a footpath. It offers a luxurious seaside villa experience and is within easy walking distance from several popular local attractions, including Dutchies restaurant, Voëlklip Beach, and the cliff paths of Walker Bay.