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Hermanus

3.9
Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Wineries & Vineyards
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay. The world's principal hub for spotting whales from land, Hermanus offers scenic surroundings, pleasant climate, and proximity to Cape Town. Nature trails, restaurants, and wineries abound in the charming town, which can easily be explored walking. Popular things to do in Hermanus include browsing specialty shops and craft stores, or just spending time lounging on one of the area's pristine beaches. Add Hermanus and other destinations to your itinerary using our South Africa online trip builder, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
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Popular things to do in Hermanus

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Beach
Grotto Beach
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Scenic Walking Area
Hermanus Cliff Path
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Shark Diving
Shark Diving
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Hermanus

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Shark Diving
Shark Diving Gansbaai
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
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Shark Diving
Shark Diving Kleinbaai
4.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Nature / Park
Stony Point Penguin Colony Betty's Bay
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Nature / Park
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary Stanford
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Hermanus

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.6
Duration: 5h 30 min
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Flea Market
Hermanus Country Market
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Geologic Formation
Cape Whale Coast
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Winery / Vineyard
Creation
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Wineries in Hermanus

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Winery / Vineyard
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Winery / Vineyard
Sumaridge Wine Estate
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Winery / Vineyard
Bartho Eksteen Wijnskool
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Winery / Vineyard
Ataraxia Wines
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Hermanus

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Funky Vibes
4.9
Duration: 1 hour
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Antique Store
Romantiques
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Wine Village Hermanus
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
OneLove The Fashion Shack
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Wildlife in Hermanus

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Proper Trips Onrus
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Majestic Cruising
4.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
2.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Places to visit with Hermanus

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