Great selection of Hermanus Tours to choose from!!!
If you are looking at Cape Town for your next vacation, why not include Hermanus tours into your itinerary?
This coastal town has fast become a gem of a destination for local and oversees travelers alike. It is a place to relax and recharge with a wide variety of tours to choose from. There is everything from wine tours in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, to land and sea based Whale watching.
Variety is the spice of Hermanus Tours life
Although we don’t grow much in the way of spice in Hermanus, we do have offer a variety of tours to suite all kinds of budgets and interests:
- Boat based whale watching
- Land Based Whale Watching
- Water sport activities that include SCUBA diving, surfing and kayaking
- Wine tours
- Hiking and walking tours
- Great variety of cuisine dining venues
- Art Gallery tours
- Mountain biking
- shark cage diving
- Abalone farm tours
- Multi day tours
- Custom made tours-contact us to create tour just for you.
Travel like a local on our Hermanus Tours
We are a Proudly South African travel company that is dedicated to creating unique and interactive Hermanus tours with a more personal touch. Over the years, one question keeps popping up. Ask a local. We employ local tour guides, who have insider knowledge of Hermanus. Travel like a local with us.
Hermanus-the best landbased whale watching destination in the world!!
You heard us. The best!! Every year between June and November, the bay gets some very special visitors indeed. These are the Southern Right whales. They migrate every year from Antarctica to mate and breed. Hundreds of whales can be seen from the cliff tops, beaches and the eco-diverse area known as Walker Bay. Sometimes they are as close as 50m from shore. As an alternative to the land based whale watching, it is also a good idea to pair your tour with a boat cruise where you will get real close to the family pods. The area was declared a marine reserve and the whales enjoy a safe haven from the outside world.
Hermanus at a glance
Situated 90 minutes from Cape Town, this quant coastal town is the heart of the Overstrand Municipality. The town is a lovely place to explore on foot. The town center is compact and offers a variety of art galleries, restaurants and narrow alleys with fascinating shops. Along the seafront just above the Old Harbour is a terraced lawn area known as the amphitheatre-A great place to relax, have a picnic or watch the whales. On sunny days, catch a tan on one of the beaches of Hermanus which lie to the east of Voelklip.
Accommodation in Hermanus
Hermanus has a full range of accommodation options-from super luxurious hotels, boutique hotels and beautiful bed and breakfasts. Our multi day Hermanus tours include accommodation. We have sourced some of the best options based on location, views, design and comfort.
The climate of Hermanus?
Generally the climate is mild with the temperature wither dipping really low or exceptionally high. The air is super fresh. Locals say its like breathing in Champagne. And of course being a coastal town, the weather can change quickly. These include wild storms and wind. Unlike Johannesburg, Hermanus is a winter rainfall area. This means there can be a few consecutive days of rain followed by mild, sunny days. Summer time from October to March is great. Hot and dry with occasional rain or thunderstorms . The average temperature in winter is 14 degrees Celsius. Summer time averages 26. The best time for Hermanus tours? We’d recommend between June and November. And yes…besides the great weather, it is the whales that influence our recommendation.
Exploring the town
There is a lot to do in Hermanus. Although you might not have the time if you are joining a day tour from Cape Town, there is plenty of down time on our multi day tours to explore. The town has kept most of its old school charm and the best way to get around is on foot. Start the tour off with a cup of coffee in one of the restaurants above the Old Harbor. Some of the highlights of the town to explore include:
- Old Harbour Museum-Hermanus developed around the old harbour. The ‘open air’ museum includes cannons and war memorials.
- Whale House-take a look at a carefully preserved Southern Right Whale carcass in the museum. The exhibition was created to educate people about whales to ensure there survival and wellbeing.
- De Wets Huis Photo Museum-A quaint old cottage that was once a school will take you on a photographic journey into the history of Hermanus.
- Hermanus Biodiveristy walk-known as the Champagne Mile, this cliff top walk is a ‘must do’ on Hermanus Tours. The walk is situated between Gearings Point and Hermanuspietersfontein. Good luck trying to pronounce that one. The walk is stunninglu beautiful with information boards at regular intervals giving you insight into the rich environmental diveristy of the area.
- Waterfront Piazza– Situated just above the Old Harbour. An ideal place to enjoy a great meal or glass of wine in one of the many quaint cafes. A great spot for whale watching.
- Art Gallery walk-If art is your thing, then Hermanus is your thing. ( we should write poems LOL)Theunique magic of Hermanus has lured many creative artists. It is said that there are more artists per square km in Hermanus than anywhere else in South Africa. Scroll through the village, enjoy some good wine from the local vineyards and explore the incredible range of art, sculptures and fine art on display.
- Fernkloof Nature Reserve– The reserve, established in 1957 makes up the backdrop of the mountains. It stretches from the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley to the Manskynbaai. The reserve has a high conservation status as it is home to a variety of unusual and rare plant species including the mountain fynbos.
Contact us to make a booking or let us create a bespoke tour just for you.