Hermanus - A Whale Watcher's Delight
Hermanus is one of South Africa's most popular coastal villages. Set in charming surroundings on the Western Cape coastline, Hermanus is a mere 2.5 hour drive from Cape Town along the breathtakingly beautiful Garden Route. From exquisite beaches to boutiques and cosmopolitan cafés and thrilling activities like shark-cage diving and hang gliding, Hermanus has something for everyone. It is often referred to as the best place in the world for land-based whale watching, as the southern right whales come right into Walker Bay to mate and calf on their annual southern migration.
- Whale watching by boat or from land
- Upmarket shops and cafés
- Adventure activities abound: shark-cage diving, sea kayaking, hang gliding and more
- Scenic walks in Fernkloof Nature Reserve
- Excellent wine tasting and vineyard tours
From R 1,550
Nestling in milkwood forest in the Grootbos Nature Reserve in Hermanus are nine private luxury cottages built from locally-hewn stone and timber. Each cottage has a separate lounge, one or two bedrooms and en suite bathroom/s. The spacious cottages boast open fireplaces for cosy and romantic...
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Whales won’t be the only things you’ll see on this unforgettable 2½ hour adventure. Your boat will make its way toward the Pearly Beach area, home to the southern right whale. Afterwards, you will venture towards renowned Dyer Island for excellent penguin and seabird viewing, and then to Geyser Rock to view the curious antics of Cape fur seals. Between these two islands is the notorious “shark alley” where you may be fortunate enough to view the spectacular great white shark.
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