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Highlights in Hermanus
- Excellent wineries and food experiences
- Fabulous beaches
- Whale watching
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If you are planning a trip to South Africa and want to set your base in Hermanus, you will find great deals in Hermanus City-Centre and in Westcliff. These areas offer good accommodation, entertainment, sightseeing and access to a wide myriad of eateries, pubs, and nightlife. Westcliff is quite popular among backpackers. In Voelklip you will also have great tourist attractions and in Eastcliff, you will be close to the sea, shopping areas and sightseeing.Fabulous holiday rentals with views
Look for 3, 4, 5 bedroom holiday lettings boasting incredible state-of-the-art facilities, open plan floors, and unbeatable ocean views from the lounge and terraces. Enjoy the holiday rentals with views, relax by the fireplace, chat with your loved ones and have a romantic getaway with your partner. Whatever the reason is to be in Hermanus, do it in style and book your new home. Enjoy the outdoors, the garden and the swimming pool.
Holidays in Hermanus
The area and getting around
Located southeast of Cape Town, Hermanus is known as the whale-watching capital of South Africa. Nature lovers are in for a treat as the natural setting of Walker Bay is one of the spots where migratory whales are seen. Enjoy the best wine of the region visiting the vineyards and having some tastings or experience blissful beach walks and fantastic hikes along the cliff tops for nearly 12 miles. And what is better than seeing animals in their own habitat? Join a safari or raise your taste buds indulging in fresh seafood, local produce and the best wines.Hermanus all year round
From June to November is the right time to go to Hermanus if you are looking forward to seeing the whales. From August to mid-October vegetation blossoms and the mild spring temperatures are ideal to visit Hermanus. From mid-October to mid February, the summer months are ideal for those looking for beach time and water sports. And the autumn season is harvesting time so wine lovers might want to book the trip between May and September.
Travellers and activities
Enjoy a wine route boasting beautiful views, great hospitality, delicious food and glorious wines combined with delicious food. This is the Hemel-en-Aarde Wine Route. Start at Benguela Cove in a winery that covers much more than wine. Let the children play in the Splash Park, have a round of pirate golf, have a high tea experience and a stroll along the Sculpture Garden. At Hermanus Wine Village you will find the major part of South Africa’s fine wines, gins, craft beers and brandies. Whalehaven is nearby and the pairing of Hermanuspietersfontein with chocolate is a unique experience. If you visit on a Saturday morning you will have the opportunity to visit the market. Keep driving along Hemel-en-Aarde Road until you reach Bartho Eksteen Wines with its superb Mana restaurant. Next stop will be Southern Right, Hamilton Russell Vineyards and Bouchard Finlayson that include art, hiking paths and charcuterie platters. Then comes La Vierge and Bosman Hermanus where you can sample food, coffee, hiking trails, do some shopping and drink delicious wine. Proceed to Sumaridge, Newton Johnson, Springfontein, Ataraxia Wine Lounge and a Domaine des Dieux. Raise your glass and enjoy South Africa’s best bubbly.Hermanus for beach lovers
Long swathes of white sand are a dream come true for many. Now you can enjoy them right here. Hermanus has a varied coastline, and it boasts two Blue Flag beaches. Hawston is a fabulous sandy stretch with an incredible scenery. There are lifeguards and services but swimming here is advised when the lifeguards are on duty. There are strong currents and waves breaking which makes this beach one of the sports for surfers. As a surfer you will also like Voelklip or Bay View. Grotto Beach is a popular destination with all the services you need including a play park area for kids, lifeguards, changing rooms and showers. Enjoy swimming, sunbathing or practising your favourite water sports at Lanbaai, Voelklip or Onrust River alongside the lagoon. Don’t wait any longer and get ready for awesome beach days!
Did you know Hermanus was named after a shepherds and teacher named Hermanus Pieters who was travelling for summer grazing for his livestock?
Top 5 travel tips in Hermanus
As we mentioned before, Hermanus is one of the best places to spot whales. Nothing is as inspiring as seeing these unique creatures coming out of the water and slapping the surface with their powerful flukes or showing their calves how to do it as well. Book the boat experience that will take you on one of the most unforgettable experiences you will ever have. Nature and beauty unrivalled.2. Walk the cliff path
A coastal walk that will give you a unique experience as you walk along the entire coastline of Hermanus, from New Harbour to Grotto Beach. Enjoy stunning views, spot the coastal Fynbos, take a dip in the natural rock pools or make a stop along the way to sunbathe in some of the little coves. If you prefer to sit on a bench, there are several for you to sit down, rest and gaze at the horizon where whales might appear. If you like fishing, you will find many spots to test your fishing skills. Enjoy the pleasure of a coastal walk, a dip or an active afternoon.3. Play golf in a unique setting
Nestled between the mountain and the sea, The Hermanus Golf Course is a 27-hole course with Fynbos gardens and exciting challenges for experienced golfers but also an enjoyable activity for social golfers and all levels of players. A beautiful setting for a perfect morning playing your favourite sport. The troop of monitored baboons is a nice touch that gives a sense of wildlife enriching the whole experience. Socialise at the club house, have a drink at the bar and the veranda and enjoy meals and drinks in this fabulous golf club.4. Join the annual festivals and events
Hermanus is packed with festivals and events all year round. These activities draw in local and international visitors waiting to join the Hermanus Whale Festival celebrating the arrival of the Southern right whales with music, markets and art. For a gastronomic experience, the Hermanus Wine and Food Fair showcases the wines of the region paired with excellent dishes and a variety of food stalls offering the best recipes to indulge in, great music and children's activities. The Hermanus Flower and Eco Fair is a celebration of fynbos and preservation of our environment held at the Fernkloof Nature Reserve and a show of the latest technology for sustainable living and water-wise gardening techniques. In December, you can indulge in fresh seafood at the Hawston Sea Festival. And those who love being active during the holidays, join the Hermanus Adventure Week and participate in races, a triathlon, a harbour swim and mountain bike races.5. Spot the Big Five in an African Safari
An amazing experience contemplating those animals in the wild you always wanted to see. Hear a lion roaring across the plains and a giraffe munching leaves form a tall tree. Experience the bush and book a walking safari tour to see the elephants, the hippos and the birdlife. Car tours can be organised so you get the best experience ever and see the Big Five as they are the most sought-after animals on safaris! Get your camera ready to capture the best images of leopards, elephants, rhinos, lions and Cape buffalos. At night, sit around the campfire and share your day’s experiences beneath a starry sky.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Hermanus
Hermanus is one of the cheapest cities in South Africa! For a stay here you will pay around £213.96 per night.
If you would like to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Hermanus are June (£104.06 per night for accommodation, on average), July (£135.64), and August (£140.95).
When it comes to looking for a holiday letting in Hermanus, the months when it is most expensive are, in descending order, February, April and January with average prices per night of £409.28, £341.34, and £313.61, respectively.
Here, last-minute travellers are welcome, since the average availability in Hermanus is 64%, which is above the average for this country, according to data from 2020.
The months when it's the easiest to find free accommodation in Hermanus are June (the average amount of properties that are available reached 82.5% of the total in 2020), May (82%), and July (80%).
The accommodations in Hermanus reach their peak in demand in December, with an availability rate of 34%. The second most requested month is February, with 49.6%, and the third is October with 56.2%.
Holidu offers around 360 properties in Hermanus from 4 different partners, so you will find the perfect type of accommodation you are looking for. We have everything you need!