Hermanus is filled with fun activities for the whole family from water-sport to nature-walks. Fun morning markets for the whole family to enjoy, annual events that bring people from all over to our little village in the South. No matter the time of the year there is never a dull moment here.
Things To Do in Hermanus
The Greater Hermanus area offers excellent opportunities for guests to enjoy outdoor activities, marine life, wine and history under beautiful skies. We will make all the necessary bookings on your behalf (inquire when making your booking)
White water rafting
Black water tubing
Shark cage diving
Riverboat trips in Stanford
There are 3 trips daily.
9 am: breakfast trip
12 am: Lunch trip
4 pm: Sundown trip
Normal trip takes 2-3 hours. Braai trips take 3-4 hours. You can braai on the river boat, just bring your own meat and drinks along.
Sandbaai offers great Crayfish diving
Whale watching in Hermanus
See dolphins at Walker Bay
Aerial Whale viewing
Shark Cage Driving
Old Harbour Museum
De Wet’s Photo Museum
Hermanus Story Walk
Carols by Candlelight
Wine & Food Festival
Hermanus Pietersfontein Food and Wine Market
Farmer's market every Saturday
Hermanus Cycling Club
Golfing at Hermanus Golf Course
Surfing at Onrus Beach and Kammabaai
Whale Watching Cruises
Experience a close encounter with the gentle giants of the ocean by joining us on an informative and educational whale watching trip.
The peak whale season runs from June to mid – December, annually. The exact date all depends on when the star performers arrive and depart. The boat-based whale watching trip is from 1hr 30m – 3hrs maximum.
We depart daily at 9h00; 12h00 and 15h00 from the New Harbour in Hermanus.
Shark Cage Diving
The shark cage diving boat trip starts between 7h00 and 12h00 in the morning from Kleinbaai harbour, which is 2 km along the coast from the village of Gansbaai in South Africa.
Times may vary due to the tides and expected sea conditions. The round boat trip to and from the harbour normally takes 3 to 4 hours. Sharks are seen on 99.9% of our trips!
We recommend that you book well in advance and allow at least 2 days for diving in case of adverse weather conditions.
Explore the magic of our unique coastline with its abundant marine life up close and personal in one of our stable kayaks in the company of an experienced guide.
Glide across sparkling water while enjoying a view of the majestic mountain, sea cliffs and marine life.
Ocean Quest is a 36ft Catamaran that is based in Hermanus in the New Harbour.
It is operated by professional, licensed skippers for both boating and Scuba diving.
Enjoy a glorious sunset cruise while being powered only by the wind. Snacks and drinks are included.
Neptune Divers - Scuba Diving
Everything you need for your diving when you visit Hermanus. If you do not have your own kit, do not worry we can assist.
What can be better than relaxing on a yacht after a dive while preparing for the next dive!
Cape Canopy Tours
A zipline canopy tour in the company of soaring eagles, surrounded by breathtaking Cape fynbos panoramas and mountainscapes only an hour’s drive from Cape Town by car could well be exactly what you are looking for.
Thrilled zipliners who have completed the course have described it as super safe. One commented that the quality of the structure and equipment was reassuringly high and had made her fear of heights irrelevant.