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Hermanus, a village by the sea in South Africa

Nestled between lush green mountains and the turquoise ocean close to the southern tip of Africa lies the magnificent village of Hermanus. This is the wine and whales heartland of the beautiful Cape, home to migrating Southern Right Whales and where splendid wines are grown.  Read more in our Hermanus Blog and browse through our photo galleries with stunning photos in and around Hermanus.

Spectacular vineyards cover the mountain slopes of the Hemel-n-Aarde valley where local winemakers take pride in in their ability to recreate South Africa’s tradition in every drop, while also offering an entirely unique experience. Visit the winefarms and wineries along the Hermanus Wine Route and or Stanford Wine Route for world class winetasting experience. This picturesque village of friendly, welcoming people is centered around the rich history of a fishing community and the gentle giants (Southern Right Whales) of the ocean.

Hermanus Online Magazine focus on Where to Stay, What to do and see.... a comprehensive list of accommodation establishments in Hermanus you can also book your accommodation online, an monthly event Calender of the Cape Whale Coast and Hermanus, discover the Top Activities on the Cape Whale Coast, host a local Hermanus Business Telephone Directory.  Explore the local history,  shipwrecks, the marine wild life in and around the ocean, including the big 5 marine animals (Southern Right WhalesGreat White Sharks , African Penguins,  Cape Fur Seals and Dolphins) as well as our fynbos.  Visit our museums, wine tasting on our 4 wine routes.Where to Stay and what to do or see Lifestyle, conservation, keepsake stories, history, travel news, blogs and more. You will find 

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Random Photos of Hermanus

Random Photos of Hermanus

Hermanus... a seaside villiage nestled between mountains and the ocean close to the southern tip of Africa.

Photo Gallery of Grotto Beach in Hermanus.

Photo Gallery of Grotto Beach in Hermanus.

The Blue Flag Grotto Beach in Hermanus is one of the most striking South African beaches with its rolling waves, its massive stretch of stunning sandy beach and mountainous backdrop.

Photo Gallery of Voelklip Beach - Hermanus

Photo Gallery of Voelklip Beach - Hermanus

Voelklip Beach in Hermanus has grass terraces, ideal for sunbathing and picnics without the sand.   This is one of my favourite beaches in a which abounds in wonderful spots by the ocean.

History of the Hermanus New Harbour

History of the Hermanus New Harbour

By the end of 1946 the southern breakwater was done, and it was only about ten years later, in 1951 that the new harbour, with its sharp cut into the sea from the headland where the factories today stand, was completed and fully operational.

Two sparrows on the Humblest Coin in South Africa

Two sparrows on the Humblest Coin in South Africa

Women survivors of Boer War Concentration Camps petitioned Prime Minister Jan Smuts to place the emblem of the humble sparrow on South Africa’s humblest coin. The coin would serve as a re- minder of our worth in the eyes of God

Annual aerial survey of southern right whales

Annual aerial survey of southern right whales

The 38th consecutive annual survey of southern right whales and the resulting dataset is one of the longest such datasets available worldwide. This year the survey is being run in conjunction with the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, which has always provided a supportive logistical role in the past.

Five applications where plastic is not fantastic

Five applications where plastic is not fantastic

According to a recent survey South Africa is the world’s 11th worst offender when it comes to releasing plastic wastes into the sea. Even ahead of heavyweight polluter India! Among the top offenders are: ear buds, bottle lids, plastic straws, individual sweet wrappers and expanded polystyrene food packaging.

Enjoy a Fun  Family Trip on the African Penguin Route

Enjoy a Fun Family Trip on the African Penguin Route

 There are two kinds of family activities I absolutely love; the free ones (Don’t we all?) and the activities where we teach our kids to have fun while we invest in their future by investing in the environment- taking care of each other and nature through responsible tourism.

 

Go Rally Cape Town to Hermanus breakfast run during the Whale Festival

Go Rally Cape Town to Hermanus breakfast run during the Whale Festival

Ready, Set, Go - Rally!!! - Starting in Cape Town (location to be announced) and finishing in the picturesque South-Coast town of Hermanus, in the Western Cape, Go Rally brings together some of the finest cars for a memorable journey through winding roads, mountain passes and some of SA’s best driving routes

Genadendal - A small village with a mission in South Africa

Genadendal - A small village with a mission in South Africa

Genadendal translated to English and known as Valley of Grace and was established in 1738 by George Schmidt, a German Missionary, sent by the United Brethren (Moravian Church) to preach the gospel to the Khoi.

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WHALE WATCHING

in and around Hermanus

With countless Southern Right Whales gathering along the Whale coast every year to mate and to calve

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Shark Cage Diving

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Experience the exceptional and come face to face with a great white shark! Gansbaai also known as Shark Alley…

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WINE TASTING

4 x Wine Routes

Hermanus is surrounded by 4 Wine routes, the Hermanus - (Hemel-and-Aarde); Stanford -, Elim - and Botriver Wine Route

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Hermanus is a spectacular seaside town with winding cliff paths, sloping green mountains, and deep blue waters.

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