Top reasons to visit:

  • Whale Watching (1336)
  • Relaxation (271)
  • Beach (196)
  • Food (180)
  • Great for Wine (146)
  • Scenery (143)
  • Restaurants (141)
  • Nature (109)
  • Beach Walks (84)
  • Hiking (81)

Hermanus was highly rated for whale watching by 22 guests from the United States!

Looking for fun and unique tips from travelers who know Hermanus?

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Hermanus.

Lucielle
Lucielle, South Africa

19 days ago Report

Taking a stroll with my family along the nature marine walkway. Stopping over to look for whales and just enjoying the fresh sea air and friendly people. The children spotted 2 whales, that was awesome! What I love most is that it is safe for children and the town is peaceful.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Eden
Eden, United Kingdom

3 days ago Report

The Burgundy with its stunning view of the sea and reasonably priced but excellent quality food.

What seafood experience in Hermanus is still on your mind?

Zahied
Zahied, South Africa

26 days ago Report

The Marine Seafood Restaurant. Expensive, but excellent. The atmosphere, service, food all perfect.

What effect did the scenery in Hermanus have on you?

Kate
Kate, South Africa

25 days ago Report

Truly beautiful, even without the whales!

The beach means different things to different people. What did the beach in Hermanus mean to you?

Mandyf
Mandyf, South Africa

19 days ago Report

This is a Blue Flag beach and it was great at Grotto Beach to see information boards on the various conservation projects underway like the shark egg research project.

What made the beach in Hermanus unforgettable?

Anonymous, Unknown location

30 days ago Report

The beach was amazing. Sandy beaches for kilometres. Excellent for walks, especially if low tide and not windy. Thousands of shells washed up onto the sea shore.

Why is the atmosphere in Hermanus something people rave about?

Janet
Janet, South Africa

8 days ago Report

Security, cleanliness, interesting museums and art galleries.
Cliff walk most spectacular.

What's diving with the sharks like in Hermanus?

marijke
marijke, Netherlands

17 days ago Report

We went to gansbaai for that and it is a great experience, but more for young and fit people, we had half older and they struggled going in and out of the cage ! Also 3/4 werre seasick so take pills in time waves go up tp 3 meter an on an anchor that is very bumpy, but great fun

How was the wine culture different than what you'd experience at home?

Kate
Kate, South Africa

25 days ago Report

A great area to try Pinot Noir. They have the best Chardonnay (outside of Burgundy) and one of the best bubblies in SA.
  • Food 180 endorsements

Why do you recommend Hermanus for food?

Tom
Tom, United Kingdom

22 days ago Report

OK
  • Hiking 81 endorsements

What's your best piece of advice for a first-time hiker in Hermanus?

Heidi
Heidi, Canada

17 days ago Report

The Cliff hike along the coast is absolutely gorgeous
  • Gourmet Food 36 endorsements

Is Hermanus the place to have a meal to remember? Tell us why.

Laurence
Laurence, United Kingdom

4 days ago Report

The hotel restaurant serves delicious food and the menu gives sufficient variety
  • Tranquility 30 endorsements

Describe the most tranquil place in Hermanus and share the good vibes.

Alan
Alan, South Africa

19 days ago Report

Just being in Hermanus - mountains one side and the ocean on the other!!
  • Friendly People 28 endorsements

What makes the people from Hermanus so friendly? Tell us your story.

bernd
bernd, South Africa

7 days ago Report

overcrowded
  • Nature Walks 25 endorsements

How could Hermanus protect their nature trails better?

Lucielle
Lucielle, South Africa

19 days ago Report

Don't know, they do a pretty good job already.
  • Museums 5 endorsements

What did you discover about the museums in Hermanus that wasn't in the guidebooks?

Errol
Errol, South Africa

19 days ago Report

a lot of other interesting things, and artifacts.
  • Mountain Walks 3 endorsements

What's your best advice for mountain walks in Hermanus?

Adele
Adele, South Africa

28 days ago Report

Make sure that you walk in areas where there is people who protect you
  • Cleanliness 13 endorsements

How do they keep Hermanus so clean?

Yvonne
Yvonne, South Africa

3 days ago Report

Council is DA.
  • Coastal Walks 69 endorsements

Sheer cliffs or soft sand? What makes the coast perfect for walks in Hermanus?

Anonymous, Unknown location

19 days ago Report

The paved path meanders for kilometers above the cliffs through magnificent 'fynbos'
  • Street Markets 5 endorsements

What's your best advice for browsing without feeling hassled by vendors?

Wimpie
Wimpie, South Africa

7 days ago Report

If you aint buying something,you can still give friendliness and hook up a conversation.

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