Things to See and Do in Hermanus

So where is Hermanus / What is there to see and do / and How do i get there?

Hermanus is situated very close to Cape Town, South Africa; 130kms and 90 minutes away, going down the N2 main highway, thro’ outstanding scenery. (Check out the Map at the bottom of this page).

Hermanus is blessed with 100’s of things to keep you very busy; very well feed and watered; 100’s of great accommodation places and gob-smacking scenery and Wine region.

World famous for it’s Whale watching and Great White Shark cage diving, Hermanus has loads to offer you –

Whale Watching boat trips and/or Land-based Whale Watching tours – (the Whale season is June to December)
Great White Shark cage diving – if Prince Harry and Brad Pitt can do it – so can YOU 🙂
Kayaking – with the Whales, seals and penguins and if you are lucky pods of Dolphins
Wine Tours of our Wine Valley with 15 excellent wineries, 10 great tasting rooms, 5 fab restaurants and over 90 award winning wines – wine tours can also be arranged to visit Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Elim, Constantia and all points in-between…..
Cessna 3 seater plane flights over the Whales, ocean and amazingly pretty countryside
Canoeing – on our flat-as-a-pancake lagoon
Cape Floral Kingdom and World Heritage site for it’s 1000’s of incredibly unique flowers and plants, collectively named Fynbos
Safari park – only 2 and half hours away to see African animals in their natural environments
Tree Top – canopy rope slides to play Tarzan
Penguin colonies – to see these invincible birds comically woddle about and swim for their supper
Bird watching – with over 350 species of African birds it is a “Twitchers” paradise
African Craft Markets and African Art Classes – fabulous colour and designs will have you transfixed
Horse Riding – on our massive and deserted beaches or up onto the mountains
Scuba diving – explore the under-water world

Sandboarding – down the huge sand dunes for 3 to 5 hrs
Surfing and Kite-Surfing – learn how to zip on the waves
Golf – we have 2 amazing courses, with one that has 27 holes
Sea Fishing – trips to catch your supper
Mountain Biking – hire a bike, accompany a biking guide and explore fantastic dirt trails
Paintball – splat everyone with paint-balls – great fun for groups of 10 or more persons
Hiking – to discover loads of beautiful scenery, mountains, plants and much more….
Swimming – at long sandy beaches, secret coves, rock pools, luxury swimming pools and all sorts of splashing about
Scenic Road Trips – to explore the outstanding scenery and natural wonders of the region
Sun-downer boat cruises – around the bay – on a luxury 70 seater Catamaran yacht, with cash bar and loads of room to sun-bathe (Dec to Feb)
River cruise boats – with Braai / BBQ facilities and massive rubber rings towed behind to enjoy a swim in the river……
Amazing Races, Team Building, Corporate events, Stag days – exciting day events custom-built for all sorts of groups.
and don’t forget to totally enjoy and indulge in our culinary wonders at over 70 mouth-watering restaurants.

Christmas and Birthday GIFT vouchers available for ALL Activities – please CONTACT US

Crickey, the list of incredible things to do……goes on and on and on and on and……..!!!! :-))
Please check out our PRICES page to see all the relevant info on prices………

TRANSPORT / TRANSFERS to/from Hermanus to/from Cape Town –

Getting here is best done by Transfer cars or minibuses – (there is NO public transport in South Africa.)

A car transfer (capable of transferring 3 people plus luggage) is R1000 in total to Cape Town city centre – divided by the number of persons transferred. (CT Airport is R900)

A luxury 7 seater minibus is capable of transferring 7 persons and is a total of R1900 divided by the number of persons transferred. (CT Airport is R1600)

Trailers can easily be arranged to for extra luggage = R300 per journey

A normal local Yellow Taxi Cab will be cost you a whopping – R2700

We can easily assist you with these travel arrangements too.

Hermanus and Cape Town Map

Hermanus and Cape Town Map


Contact us to discuss all your Tours, Activities, Accommodation and holiday desires.

+27 (0) 72-062-8500

Hermanus Tours, Activities and Adventures, Hermanus, South Africa.