Hermanus is picturesque! Kevin & Carol's hearts were captured at first acquaintance.
Hermanus was originally called Hermanuspietersfontein, but shortened as the name was too long for the postal service.
Hermanus is on the southern coast of the Western Cape and is world renowned for great wine, stunning
mountain biking, beautiful fynbos and whale watching during the southern hemisphere winter and spring. The
whales can be seen from the cliffs in the town center as early as June and they usually depart in early December.
Hermanus is approximately 115 km southeast of Cape Town.
It is connected by the R44, which is one of the most scenic routes on the planet. Get a glimpse here. Read more about the R44. From Rooi-els the drive to Betty's Bay onto Kleinmond is breathtaking. With Hermanus nestled between mountain and sea as your final destination.
Our favourite list:
Dutchies at Grotto Beach - beautiful location at the beach for a glass of wine
1 Grotto street, Hermanus
Just Pure Bistro - delicious banting burgers, and breakfasts, good coffee and the berry choc cheesecake YUM.
Corner Marine dr & Park lane Hermanus
Belgium Waffle House
Homemade Belgium waffles with tantalizing toppings
Marine drive - Village Square, Hermanus
Lizettes Kitchen in Voëlklip - tasty fish and chips, dim sum soup, pizzas ... and the flourless chocolate cake is the best
20 on 8th street, Voelklip
Bigga Restaurant - Enjoy a cuppa brewed to perfection, and delicious food.
12 Village Lane, Hemel-en-Aarde Village
Milkwood Restaurant - Breath-taking location, for refreshing drinks or fish and chips
Atlantic drive, Onrus
Bientang's Cave - enjoy lunch and a glass of wine while sitting on the rocks with amazing views of Walker Bay perfect for whale spotting
Marine Drive, Waterfront, Hermanus
The Brewery - enjoy lunch and a tall glass of brew after a ride on the Hemel an Aarde MTB trails.
Village Lane, Hemel en Aarde, Hermanus
Hermanuspietersfontein - Artisan market on Saturdays
Sumaridge - Cheese platter with your wine tasting
Hamilton Russel - Cellar tours
Creation wines - Artisinal Food and wine pairing
Newton Johnson - Panoramic scenery & restaurant
La Vierge - Stunning views, desirable wines
Bosman Hermanus - Family Vineyards wine tasting venue
Bouchard Finlayson - Framed by great mountains views
Our favourite list:
Moggs Country Cookhouse - www.moggscookhouse.com
Creation Wine Farm - www.creationwines.com
Newton Johnson - www.newtonjohnson.com
La Vierge - www.lavierge.co.za
Spookfontein - www.spookfontein.co.za
Bouchard Finlayson - www.bouchardfinlayson.co.za
Fernkloof Nature Reserve - approximately 50km of beautiful well-maintained hiking trails and the area is considered one of the worlds richest floral kingdoms.
Clift Path - stretches from the New Harbour in Westcliff all along the coastline to Grotto beach (10-12km) great for whale watching.
Shark cage diving - Gansbaai 40km from Hermanus, a famous spot where one can dive amongst the Great White Sharks.
Wine tours - Hemel-en-Aarde valley offers wine tasting with amazing views. You can stop at a number of very well know vineyards.
Abalone Tasting - Take a tour on a working abalone farm in the new harbour of Hermanus, taste this delicatessen afterwards at Heart of Abalone.