Exploring a day in Hermanus

Exploring Hermanus is one of a life time experience, you can go on a luxury boat and have a close encounter with one of the oceans’ very own big fives, what is called the southern right back whales.

The town holds an annual Whale Festival at the end of September to celebrate the calving and mating season. Many tourists have often seen them with their calves, however, one may also be lucky to see them breaching.

The town also has a good local market with beautiful hand-crafted items, homemade food such as jams, bread, cookies etc. that you can buy.

For a relatively small coastal town, Hermanus offers a plethora of dining options, you could enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea whilst seated at a café with a good view of the town or a glass of wine at a nice local restaurant or whilst on one of the wine tours.

Exploring a day in Hermanus is a life while experience.

Enjoy your holiday tranquility with a smile and the lovely people of Hermanus.

Golf in Hermanus

There are five (5) golf clubs and golf courses near Hermanus:

Arabella Golf Club

The estate is home to one of the top ranked golf courses in South Africa and has been enjoyed by celebrities such as Samuel L. Jackson and professional golfers like Ernie Else and Gary Player.

The 18-hole Golf Club offers a fully stocked pro shop, warm up rage, putting and chipping green, half-way house, golf carts, golfing clinics and coaching by a Pro.

Hermanus Golf Club

The 27-holes Golf Club which is extremely popular with Capetonians as a weekend getaway, and has been professionally managed, has three (3) golf courses;

Golf Course Hermanus East Course – 9 holes

Golf Course Hermanus North Course – 9 holes

Golf Course Hermanus South Course – 9 holes

Kleinmond Golf Club

The 9-hole Golf Club has a beautiful scenery of mountains, the Atlantic Ocean, and great hospitality services from staff.

Caledon Golf Club

The 9-hole Golf Club is one of the 64 golf courses in Western Cape and has one (1) golf course.

Gansbaai Golf Club

The 9-hole Golf Club is one of the 64 golf courses in Western Cape. Whilst you enjoying your round of golf on the field you will also enjoy a breath-taking view of the Indian ocean.

For more information, please visit the club sites.

Things to do in Hermanus

Hermanus is a seaside town and it’s known as a whale-watching destination. Apart from whale watching here are some of the other activities you can enjoy whilst visiting the town:

Wine Route with Hermanus Wine Tours

Adventure Activities

Arts & Crafts

Festival & Markets

Leisure & Sport


Children’s Activities

Museums & Culture

Organised Tours

Self-Drive Day Trips


For more details on these activities, please visit Hermanus Tourism

Whale Watching in Hermanus

Hermanus, originally called Hermanuspietersfontein, is known as a whale-watching destination. It is famous for Southern Right whale watching during the southern winter to spring seasons. Every year the town holds a Whale Festival in September, that you as a tourist would not want to miss. The best time of year to enjoy whale watching is between June and November.

The Old Harbour Museum situated on the coast, in the heart of Hermanus contains several exhibitions that explain the whaling industry, and it also houses a skeleton of a whale.

Below are sites that you can visit to book for whale watching activities:

Hermanus Tourism