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Things To Do in Hermanus and Surrounds

Activities include wine routes, hiking, biking, paintball, horse riding, quad biking and mountain walks in the Hemel-En-Aarde Valley.

In and around Hermanus you can enjoy bird watching, cliff walks, whale watching, beaches, shopping in the many and varied shops and boutiques, fabulous restaurants, kayaking, canoeing, abseiling, sand boarding, jet skiing, kite surfing, paragliding, and White Shark cage diving in Gansbaai.

Beaches in Hermanus

Hermanus is home to some of the best beaches on the South African coastline of which Grotto Beach stands out amongst them all. With Blue Flag status, Grotto is a firm favourite with visitors and locals.

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Festivals and Events

Numerous festivals and events take place throughout the year attracting large numbers of visitors to Hermanus. Dates vary each year and it's a good thing to watch the relevant websites for their events dates and times for accuracy.
Extreme Sports (Annual Event)

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Golf In Hermanus & Surrounds

Hermanus Golf Course is one of the finest and scenic golf courses on the Whale Coast offering a 27 hole course. See more for options of other courses nearby.

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Hermanus Markets

The Hermanuspietersfontein Food Market is one of Hermanus's oldest and most well established markets along with the Hermanus Country Market, both of which are held every Saturday. Several markets are held in surrounding villages including Stanford.

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Outdoor Adventure

Hermanus is unbeatable for the outdoor enthusiast with so much to do on land or sea. Adrenaline junkies can get their kicks paragliding on a good day or Great White Shark cage diving in Gansbaai. There's ziplining, quadbiking, skiing, yachting, kayaking, deepsea angling, diving to name but a few.

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Places of Interest

There are several places of interest to visit on short day tours or hikes which will fill your day in no time at all. Be sure to check ahead for times where scheduled tours are offered.

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Restaurants in Hermanus

Restaurants, pubs and eateries abound in Hermanus. Partake in silver service establishments, family restaurants, pub grub eateries to delectable gastro pubs.

Visit wine estates for a trip into a world of culinary variation where some of the estates cater to the discerning palate with a wine pairing menu to delight the senses.

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