Whale Coast - Sightseeing

Hermanus is a year-round destination and offers exciting attractions and activities for all age groups.

  Whale watching - June to November

  Hemel-en-Aarde Valley - Scenic, Wine Region

  Cliff Path - 12Km Coastal pathways

  Fernkloof - 18km² Nature Reserve

  Klipgat Caves - Archaeological Site

  The Old Harbour - Open-Air Museum

  Harold Porter - Botanical Gardens

  Clarence Drive - Scenic Mountain Pass


Attractions- Explore with a tour guide or on your own

Whale Watching

Seeing these large mammals giving birth and playing in the water of Walker Bay is awe-inspiring. It can be done from land or on a boat trip in Hermanus. Walk along the cliff path starting at the new harbour or join a whale-watching boat trip at the new Harbour.

Wine Tasting

Our Shuttles can take you and your group on wine-tasting trips into the Hemel-en -Aarde valley or further afield into the wine regions of the Overberg.

Hiking and Nature

Explore the mountains of Hermanus on the many trails crisscrossing the foothills and higher flanks. Visit the wheel-chair-friendly Fernkloof Nature Reserve or walk along the coastal footpath winding along the cliffs and the ocean.


Explore our mountain biking routes (bicycles for rent in town) or join an MTB race such as Race 2 the Sea in September or the FNB Wines2Whales in October.

Water-based Activities

Enjoy the sea and rivers of Hermanus. Water-based activities in Hermanus range from lounging on the several Blue Flag beaches of the Overstrand, sea swimming, snorkelling and shark cage diving excursions to canoeing trips on the lagoons or ocean. Other water-based activities include kite surfing lessons, surfing and body boarding.

Arts and Culture

Hermanus is a town that inspires artists. Visit art galleries to invest in local art or book your holiday in Hermanus to coincide with the Passion play in April, performances, exhibitions and music of the Fynarts Festival in June or the Kalfiefees in August.


Explore the quaint shops of Hermanus’ Centre on foot or book a shuttle to a shopping centre like Somerset Mall or the V&A Waterfront.

Day Trips

We offer day trips to historical Overberg towns, explore, do wine tasting, visit the farm stalls, breweries and cheese makers. We can tailor-make trips and will recommend our favourite venues and activities.


Wine Tour

in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

Day Tours- Explore with a tour guide