Travel guide to Hermanus, Overberg
Discover great accommodation in Hermanus, this once sleepy fisherman village is now a bustling town filled with shops, restaurants and bars, but that doesn't take away from its charm or scenic beauty.
Hermanus accommodation provides you with an amazing experience, some with stunning sea and mountain views where to leave would be a shame. But Hermanus needs to be explored with so much to do, and plenty of wonderful things to see this town will leave you wanting more.
Paraglide down from the mountain for some breathtaking views, swim close to sharks with shark-cage diving or do something more relaxing like Kayaking on the lagoon. Walk amongst the fynbos at Fernkloof Nature Reserve or do some boating perhaps a sunset cruise.
One thing all vacationers must do though is be in Hermanus in the period June to November when it's the whale season, so get some of the great accommodation Hermanus has to offer in the end of September when it is the Whale Festival- a celebration of the arrival of the whales including the Southern Right Whale and the Humpback whale. The festival happens around the time when the whales put on a magnificent show and if that is not enough entertainment for you there are plenty more activities to keep you occupied.
Before settling on the side of the cliff waiting for the ocean show to begin why not explore some of the markets Hermanus offers. The Food and Wine Market is every Saturday morning complete with free wine tasting and delicious nibbles and meals for sale. For an incredible food experience go to Bientangs Cave Restaurant that is carved into a century old cave and extends over the rocks to the waters edge. Not only is it in the perfect position but it also has gorgeous fresh seafood. Go for cocktails afterwards at Gecko Bar, which sits on a little cliff overlooking the sea, then meander back to your Accommodation in Hermanus Western Cape.
Whatever type of vacationer you are, you will find everything you want and need in Hermanus as well as from your accommodation, Hermanus South Africa will give you an amazing unforgettable holiday.