Travel guide to Hermanus, Overberg

Travel Guide
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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.

Where to stay in Hermanus:

Also within the Overberg region:

Agulhas (25) • Arniston (52) • Bettys Bay (41) • Bot River (17) • Bredasdorp (32) • Caledon (26) • Elgin (25) • Elim WC (2) • Fisherhaven (8) • Gansbaai (35) • Grabouw (12) • Greyton (21) • Hermanus (254) • Infanta (5) • Kleinbaai (10) • Kleinmond (26) • LAgulhas (25) • Napier (19) • Onrus River (31) • Pearly Beach (15) • Pringle Bay (23) • Riviersonderend (3) • Sandbaai (27) • Stanford (34) • Struisbaai (88) • Suiderstrand (4) • Suurbraak (5) • Swellendam (78) • Vermont (26) • Villiersdorp (5) • Witsand (22) •

Accommodation available in Hermanus:

Whale Coast All-Suite-Hotel

Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Self-catering in Hermanus, Overberg

11 reviews

The luxurious Whale Coast Hotel in Hermanus is a modern Apartment-Hotel that combines all the comfort of a self-catering apartment with the luxury of a Fully Serviced Hotel. It is located within a 5-minute walk from the Old Harbour and Village Square, which are popular whale watching hotspots. Our central location allows for indulgence in the beautiful coastal town as well as exploring the scenic beauty ...

Whale Coast All-Suite-Hotel Photo

78on5th in Hermanus

Bed and Breakfast, Self-catering in Hermanus, Overberg

10 reviews

78on5th is owned and run by Jose and Ton and offer private, quiet accommodation off the main road, with beautiful views of the ocean and mountain.Bordering Fernkloof Nature Reserve, we are walking distance to the renowned blue flag status Grotto beach and lagoon, and five minutes from the centre of town, where a wide variety of restaurants and pubs await you. Take a walk along ...

78on5th in Hermanus Photo

Brown Jug

Guest House, Self-catering in Hermanus, Overberg

9 reviews

Abel, Louise and Luke, the friendly Labradors Keesha and Tula, and kitties It and Squeek look forward to welcoming you to our home – the Brown Jug. Personal attention and guest comfort is our mission, departing as friends the goal. Choose from the three well-appointed, stylish, self-catering or B&B units which are artistically and tastefully decorated with attention to detail. <br ...

Brown Jug Photo

Lagoon View

Self-catering in Hermanus, Overberg

2 reviews

Lagoon View is a luxurious three-bedroom house situated in a private estate between Hermanus and Stanford, overlooking the Hermanus Lagoon. Lagoon View is the ideal holiday location for all water sports enthusiasts and has its own private jetty.The home features three bedrooms; two containing queen-size beds and the third containing twin single beds. Each room has its own ...

Lagoon View Photo

The Cottage

Self-catering in Hermanus, Overberg

8 reviews

The Cottage looks out over the Hermanus mountains, from Green Mountain, which gave Vermont its name, all the way to Maanschynkop and beyond. It is surrounded by indigenous vegetation and the birdlife is varied and abundant.This beautiful, comfortable self-catering cottage is ideal for a family of four or five. It has a main bedroom with a double bed and a kids bedroom with ...

The Cottage Photo

138 Marine Beachfront Guest House

Guest House in Hermanus, Overberg

13 reviews

138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse has won the Top Destination Award for the best FOUR STAR GUESTHOUSE in SOUTH AFRICA in 2015. We also won SA Tourism Awards in 2010, 2011 and 2013. We are an elegant, upmarket guest house with spectacular sea front views. It is one of the few guest houses in the Cape Whale Coast area situated right at the beachfront - any closer and you’d have a whale in your bath!<br ...

138 Marine Beachfront Guest House Photo

Selkirk House

Guest House in Hermanus, Overberg

8 reviews

Located at the foot of a quiet mountain, with sweeping views of Walker Bay, Selkirk House offers the excitement of cutting-edge technology, together with the homely comfort of a well-designed guest house. Close by is the 27-hole golf course, while Arabella is a mere 20 minute drive away.The décor is minimalistic and modern, with white American blinds ensuring cool privacy. The ground floor lounge ...

Selkirk House Photo

The Rustic Garden House

Self-catering in Hermanus, Overberg

2 reviews

This quaint wooden house is situated within a lovely garden in Onrus, in the Western Cape of South Africa. Nestled between the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Onrus is an idyllic seaside village located mere minutes Hermanus. Just 120 km from Cape Town, and in the very heart of the Whale Route, Onrus is surrounded by fynbos and Milkwood trees. The beach is very popular for swimmers, body boarders ...

The Rustic Garden House Photo

@ Onrus

Self-catering in Hermanus, Overberg

2 reviews

This is a beautiful and modern Greek-style house situated in Onrus, within walking distance to the beach. Nestled between the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Onrus is an idyllic seaside village. Located mere minutes from the tourist-laden Hermanus, it offers a relaxed and tranquil environment, surrounded by unsullied natural beauty.The house consists of four bedrooms, three ...

@ Onrus Photo

Lavender Manor Guest Lodge

Guest House in Hermanus, Overberg

8 reviews

Lavender Manor is the ultimate owner managed, luxury guest house offering spectacular sea views and warm, relaxed, hospitality. Overlooking popular Blue Flag Grotto Beach and the whale sanctuary of Walker Bay, guests are within two minutes' walk of the various magnificent beaches in the area as well as the famous scenic cliff path.Relax in the cosy pool area, enjoy a refreshing ...

Lavender Manor Guest Lodge Photo
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