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, South Africa

3 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.

What seafood experience in Hermanus is still on your mind?

Zahied, South Africa

11 days ago Report

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

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

Eden, United Kingdom

19 days ago Report

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

What effect did the scenery in Hermanus have on you?

Kate, South Africa

11 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?

Len, South Africa

3 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

14 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, Netherlands

2 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, South Africa

11 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 121 endorsements

Why do you recommend Hermanus for food?

Tom, United Kingdom

6 days ago Report

  • Hiking 62 endorsements

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

Heidi, Canada

2 days ago Report

The Cliff hike along the coast is absolutely gorgeous
  • Gourmet Food 31 endorsements

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

Laurence, United Kingdom

19 days 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, South Africa

4 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, South Africa

22 days ago Report

  • Nature Walks 23 endorsements

How could Hermanus protect their nature trails better?

Lucielle, South Africa

3 days ago Report

Don't know, they do a pretty good job already.
  • Museums 1 endorsement

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

Errol, South Africa

4 days ago Report

a lot of other interesting things, and artifacts.
  • Atmosphere 13 endorsements

Why is the atmosphere in Hermanus something people rave about?

Retha, South Africa

1 day ago Report

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

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

Adele, South Africa

12 days ago Report

Make sure that you walk in areas where there is people who protect you
  • Cleanliness 8 endorsements

How do they keep Hermanus so clean?

Yvonne, South Africa

18 days ago Report

Council is DA.
  • Coastal Walks 62 endorsements

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

Anonymous, Unknown location

3 days ago Report

The paved path meanders for kilometers above the cliffs through magnificent 'fynbos'

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