Attractions

Tourist Attractions in Hermanus

Hermanus is not only about our whales! There are so many tourist attractions in Hermanus and great things to do on the Cape Whale Coast route, that you will be kept enthralled for days on end.

Hermanus, the capital of the Cape Whale Coast, proudly boasts the best land based whale watching in the world! You will be able to view the whales or have a chat with the world’s only Whale Crier while wandering along our famous and spectacular seafront cliff paths, just a short stroll from Eastbury Cottage.  On quiet evenings you can hear the sound of the whales “blowing” from your room.

Whale Watching in Hermanus    Shark Cage Viewing Photo: Walkerbay Adventures

Southern Right Whale Breaching Photo: Dave de Beer

With Hermanus boasting more than 300 things to do, we will explore many of the attractions and activities in our blog posts. Interesting attractions like the Museums and Historic Buildings, Craft and Food Markets, Festivals, the Hermanus Wine Route, The Fernkloof Nature Reserve, quaint shops and gourmet restaurants will keep you very busy.  Other enjoyable activities like browsing throughArt Galleries, taking a flip over Walker Bay to count and spot the whales from the air, a boat based whale viewing trip or viewing great White Sharks from a cage, should definitely be on your list of things to do. For the energetic, sand boarding, surfing, fishing and extreme adventures like paragliding from the mountain top or slip-slide tours in the forest, are just some of the exciting things to do that you can choose from. Perhaps you enjoy the competitive side of sporting events in Hermanus?  A cliff path night run, bike trails light house to light house walks and other sport challenges…we have them all.  Maybe just “chilling out” and lazing on one of our blue flag beaches, is your favourite leisurely thing to do.  Many activities and attractions are on offer for young and old will keep you coming back to Hermanus for more.  See our blog for children’s activities in Hermanus and surrounds. Other useful information and contact numbers can be found in our blog Information about Hermanus

Hiking in Fernkloof ReserveWine Tasting in HermanusHermanus Beach at VoelklipHorse riding on the beach

Our friendly and knowledgeable manager at Eastbury Cottage, Jenny, will be happy to assist you with planning day trips to the scenic Overberg, beautiful Whale Coast Route and other surrounding areas of interest, like the Cape Wine Lands and Cape Nature Reserves.  Reservations for your day activities, like Shark Cage Viewing and Whale Watching boat trips, tours etc and dining out in the evenings will be her pleasure.  See our blog for a list of Restaurants in Hermanus and surrounds.

Our Calendar for things to do in Hermanus in December will help you plan your holiday and will be updated by October 2015 !

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