Top reasons to visit:

  • Whale Watching (1251)
  • Relaxation (228)
  • Beach (159)
  • Food (121)
  • Great for Wine (108)
  • Shark Diving (94)
  • Restaurants (90)
  • Scenery (72)
  • Nature (69)
  • Beach Walks (66)

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

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Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Hermanus.

Lucielle
Lucielle, South Africa

15 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, The United Kingdom

7 hours 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?

Lucielle
Lucielle, South Africa

15 days ago Report

Fish and chips at the harbour, I doubt if you will get fresher.

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

Len
Len, South Africa

15 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

26 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.

What's diving with the sharks like in Hermanus?

marijke
marijke, Netherlands

14 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
  • Food 121 endorsements

Why do you recommend Hermanus for food?

Tom
Tom, The United Kingdom

18 days ago Report

OK
  • Scenery 72 endorsements

What effect did the scenery in Hermanus have on you?

Anonymous, Unknown location

4 days ago Report

Very relaxing
  • Gourmet Food 31 endorsements

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

Laurence
Laurence, The United Kingdom

1 day ago Report

The hotel restaurant serves delicious food and the menu gives sufficient variety
  • Tranquility 17 endorsements

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

Alan
Alan, South Africa

16 days ago Report

Just being in Hermanus - mountains one side and the ocean on the other!!
  • Friendly People 15 endorsements

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

bernd
bernd, South Africa

3 days ago Report

overcrowded
  • Nature Walks 23 endorsements

How could Hermanus protect their nature trails better?

Lucielle
Lucielle, South Africa

15 days ago Report

Don't know, they do a pretty good job already.
  • Atmosphere 13 endorsements

Why is the atmosphere in Hermanus something people rave about?

Retha
Retha, South Africa

13 days ago Report

Busy during day, quiet at night
  • Mountain Walks 3 endorsements

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

Adele
Adele, South Africa

24 days ago Report

Make sure that you walk in areas where there is people who protect you
  • Coastal Walks 62 endorsements

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

Anonymous, Unknown location

15 days ago Report

The paved path meanders for kilometers above the cliffs through magnificent 'fynbos'
  • Great for Wine 108 endorsements

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

Sean
Sean, The United Kingdom

16 days ago Report

Wide selection of wine farms in close proximity . Staff all very friendly

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