• Explore Hermanus
    Explore Hermanus

Activities

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)

Zip lining

Quad biking                          

Paintball                                

White water rafting                

Black water tubing                  

Whaleboat watching                

Shark cage diving                   

Sea Kayaking                          

Paragliding     

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.         

Marine life
Sandbaai offers great Crayfish diving
Whale watching in Hermanus
See dolphins at Walker Bay
Aerial Whale viewing
Shark Cage Driving

History
Old Harbour Museum
De Wet’s Photo Museum
Hermanus Story Walk

Events
Hermanus FynArts
Carols by Candlelight
Fish Bash
Kalfie Festival 
Whale Festival
Wine & Food Festival
Craft Markets
Hermanus Pietersfontein Food and Wine Market
Farmer's market every Saturday

Leisure
Hermanus Cycling Club
Golfing at Hermanus Golf Course
Surfing at Onrus Beach and Kammabaai
Grotto Beach
Bird watching
Photography Walks

 

 

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.

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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.

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Sea Kayaking

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.

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Ocean Quest

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.

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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!

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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.

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