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KAYAKING IN HERMANUS
WALKERBAY ADVENTURES

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CREATION WINE
HEMEL-EN-AARDE VALLEY

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GOLF COURSE
HERMANUS

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PARAGLIDING
VIEW OVER HERMANUS

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KAYAKING IN WALKERBAY
WALKERBAY ADVENTURES

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THE OLD HARBOUR
HERMANUS

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PRAWN FLATS LAGOON
EARLY SUNRISE

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VIEW OVER WALKER BAY
IN HERMANUS

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Activities in and around Hermanus

Hermanus offers an array of activities for outdoor enthusiasts, shoppers, foodies and wine buffs.  A day is simply not enough time to cover everything to see and do in the renowned whale capital of South Africa. Allow yourself sufficient time to cover the many wine farms in Hermanus, restaurants, adrenalin sport activities and whale watching to name but a few.

Abalone Hatchery Tour

Abagold abalone farm, one of the first of its kind to create an abalone hatchery for export of this sort after delicacy, offers daily tours. Choose from a selection of tours where you can either see the entire production process in its entirety or go on to sample some of the delicious dishes which are created from abalone.

Contact: Tel: +27 (0)28-313 0253
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Adventure Activities

Abseiling

Try your hand at abseiling with a professional outfit who will kit you out, set you up and send you on your way for an abseil adventure.

Hermanus Forest Adventures

Water Sports - Zipline Tours - Quad Bikes - Paintball - Sandboarding

Hemel en Aarde Valley
Hermanus
Tel: 083 517 3635

Kayaking

Walker Bay Adventures
Old Harbour, Hermanus
Tel: 082 739 0159

Mountain Biking

Paintball

14km from Hermanus towards Stanford
Tel: 073 111 0011

Paragliding

Main Road, Hermanus
Tel: 072 495 5444

Quadbiking

Top Quads Scenic Tours
Botrivier
Tel: 028-316 4226

Shark Cage Diving

Great White Shark Tours
Gansbaai, Kleinbaai
Tel: 028-384 1418

Marine Dynamics Shark Diving
Gansbaai
Tel: 028-384 1005

Shark Lady Adventures
Hermanus
Tel: 028-312 3287

White Shark Projects
Kleinbaai
Tel: 028-384 1774

Cliff Paths

Traversing approximately 12km from the New Harbour in Hermanus all the way to Grotto Beach, the Hermanus Cliff Paths are recognised worldwide for the best landbased whale watching vantage points. Safe to walk with benches dotting the scenic route where you can sit to enjoy the magnificent views over Walker Bay. Unsurpassed whale watching!

Hiking Trails

Fernkloof nature reserve offers amongst its several hiking trails, wheelchair friendly access trails as well. The approximately 60 kms of trails offers the most picturesque landscape and views of the Overberg and an abundant display if its fynbos for which it has become so famous.

Fernkloof

Markets

Craft Market

Open daily in the centre of town selling craft items, gifts and clothing this market has become quite an institution.

Where: Center of town
When: Everyday 08H00 to 17H30

Hermanus Country Market

"A small market with lots of soul" is how this market is described. In fact it's quite something else. It's where friends and family gather to enjoy good food, wine and beautiful crafts and fresh produce. There's truly something for everyone.

Where: Corner of (entrance on) Fairways Ave & Jose Burman Dr, Hermanus
When: Every Saturday 09H00 until 13H00

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Wine Farms and Restaurants

To reach the R320 Wine Route from Cape Town take the N2 South-East direction towards Hermanus. Take the R43 turn-off, drive 28.7 kms, turn left onto the R320 Hemel-en-Aarde Road for the Hermanus Wine Route.

GPS Co-ordinates: S34° 24' 40.7" | E19° 12' 1.9"

Hermanuspietersfontein

Our cellar and wine brand is proud to pay homage to and re-live the origin of our village, Hermanuspietersfontein, as it was first named in 1855.
Our passion and commitment is to produce wines of the highest quality and to add value to the reputation, which Hermanus enjoys as a premium wine-producing region.

Whalehaven Wines

Whalehaven is a boutique winery situated in Hermanus that creates a delightful array of wines that intrigue and tantalize the palate. The wines are hand-crafted to celebrate each harvest and to reflect the particular nuances of each varietal. The wines are made for the most part from grapes from the Bottega Family farm, Da Capo Vineyards in Stellenbosch but are vinified and bottled at the Whalehaven winery.

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