Hermanus, a seaside resort, famous for its champagne air and offering the best land based whale watching in the world is only 20km from Cape Town. Originally a fishing village, Hermanus is now a cosmopolitan town offering a wide variety of attractions. A haven for nature lovers, Hermanus boasts 12km of cliff walks and over 45km of walks on the Fernkloof Nature Reserve and beaches. Beaches with soft, powdery white sand, from cosy rock-protected coves to long expanses, perfect for strolling, body-boarding and surfing, picnicking, swimming and snorkeling.
Abalone farm tours, air trips, bird watching, boating, diving, fishing, flying, golf, horse riding. Old harbour cruises, rock angling, sailing, township tours, paragliding, quad biking, sea kayaking, wine tasting.
Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Established in 1957, the reserve 15km squared of magnificent mountain and coastal fynbos (more than 1100 species of indigenous fynbos) plants and birds. Herbarium for enthusiasts. Over 50km of hiking trails traverse the reserve, offering spectacular views of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and Walker Bay.
The Southern Right Whale visits the safe waters of Walker Bay during June-Nov to mate, calf and play. The town is totally geared for whale watching, viewed from the coast, a boat or the air with the Whale Festival in September a highlight. The world’s only Whale Crier patrols the streets of the town blowing his kelp horn and alerting everyone to the whereabouts of the whales, between 10:00 and 16:00. The key to different horn codes is found on his sandwich board, as well as the number of whales spotted at each location.
From 590 per person