Tours are offered throughout Hermanus, and there will always be one or more that are perfect for you. With our concierge service, ask us to organise from the list of tours
Whale Watch Boat Trips - Walker Bay
Between June and December, large numbers of Southern Right whales visit Walker Bay. Adults and calves can be sighted from the many viewing points along the Hermanus cliff paths. Boat-based whale watching is offered from Hermanus, where you can get within a few meters of the whales. The Whale Show, a unique whale and dolphin audio-visual presentation, runs twice daily at the Whale Museum. Definitely worthwhile, and provides detailed and fascinating information on our gentle giants.
Shark Cage Diving
Experience the eye to eye contact with some of the most respected predators of the sea. Feel the adrenaline rush, experience the adventure... Offered in the Gansbaai (Gans Bay) and Kleinbaai (Klein Bay) area.
As you sip your sundowners, watch the sun sink into the ocean from a seaside perspective. Perfect for the romantic.
Local Tours, Nature trails and Beaches
The mountains round about Hermanus are legendary for their beautiful trails and the wealth of Fynbos and birds which flourish in this still area. Fernkloof Nature Reserve situated on the mountains above the town, has a few self-guided trails and great views of the sea from its highest point, Aasvoëlkop, 824 metres above sea level.
Hermanus overlooks the deep waters of Walker Bay where over 150 southern right whales take over the waters between June and December each year. Among numerous vantage points for whale watching on land, the 10km Cliff Path, which tracks the edge of Walker Bay is highly recommended.
The beaches of Hermanus are superb, and a succession of safe areas for bathing between Kleinrivier Lagoon and Kamma Baai. These include Voëlklip, which has protected grassy terraces where you can picnic while watching the gentle surf. Grotto Beach, which stretches all the way to the mouth of the Kleinrivier Lagoon and Langbaai, a secluded cove which is regarded as the secret beach of Hermanus. There are some excellent tidal pools for the kids, notably Fick's Pool in Westcliff and the marine tidal pool.
Local Trips: History and Whales
The Old Harbour Museum (national monument) Collection of historic photographs of Hermanus at Fisherman's Village Museum. Features displays on whales and history of whaling and local fishing industry. During the whale season, you can see the whale crier & sonar buoy which transmits sounds made by whales.
Local Wine Tasting Tours
For the wine connoisseur, we arrange for Wine Cellar Visits and Wine Tasting Tours in and around Hermanus and Hemel-en-Aarde valley.
Seal and Penguin viewing Boat Trips
Seals, Dolphins, various marine birds and even Bryde's Whales may be spotted on the way to the African (Jackass) Penguin Colony.
Hermanus Magnetic Observatory
The World renowned Hermanus Magnetic Observatory, where the effects of the Sun's actions on the Earth's Magnetic Field is monitored, is close by. They offer incredible insights into the effects and changes in the earth's magnetism occurring daily.
Walking tour with a guide
Wine walk (3 - 4 hours)
Coastal Whale walk (3 - 4 hours)
The Elephant path (3 - 4 hours)
Inroduction to Fynbos (2 hours)
Eagles Nest (3 hours)
Right to the Top (6 - 8 hours)