Renowned as one of the best land based whale watching sites in the world, the charming seaside town of Hermanus has plenty to offer visitors, even out of whale season.


  • Whales all winter through to late spring – land and boat based watching
  • The town whale crier who blows a kelp horn when a whale is spotted
  • Annual Whale Festival and Kalfie Fees with plenty of entertainment
  • Nature reserve for wonderful walks and hikes
  • Excellent golf course
  • Hermanus Wine Route
  • Well known Whale Trail
  • Coastal walk right along the cliffs
  • Great shopping and dining
  • Wonderful beaches such as Voelklip for surfing and sunbathing
  • Weekly art and craft market