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Hermanus lies along the shores of Walker Bay near the southernmost tip of Africa. With magnificent mountains as a backdrop, this picturesque seaside resort is known to be one of the premier land based whale-watching destinations in the world.

Southern Right whales visit Hermanus annually between the months of July and December, coming within metres of the shoreline. The famous cliff paths of Hermanus, which meander along the coastline of the village, offer an ideal vantage point from which to view these gentle giants of the ocean. The Fernkloof Nature Reserve is a unique mountain conservancy where visitors can experience our world renowned fynbos floral kingdom. Hermanus is a nature lover's paradise and offers excellent bird-watching opportunities and hiking trails. Outdoor adventure activities include; great white shark diving (from nearby Gansbaai), boat-based whale watching, paragliding, sailing, scuba diving, golf, fishing and horse riding. Hermanus is also known for its sandy beaches and its top quality wine estates.
       
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Summers are pleasant offering perfect beach weather, often with high temperatures but with a welcome sea breeze that will cool things down in the late afternoons.
Being in a winter rainfall area Hermanus will often have several consecutive days of much needed rain during the winter months. Storms are not unknown during winter but these are relatively few.

Summer Average26.4c
Winter Average14c
Average annual rainfall546mm
   
AmbulanceTel: 10177 or 028 3130911
Fire DepartmentTel: 028 313 8168 or 028 313 8170
PoliceTel: 10111 or 028 312 2626
Private HospitalTel: 028 313 0168
Provincial HospitalTel: 028 312 1166
Traffic DepartmentTel: 028 313 8000
Public LibraryTel: 028 313 8012
Tourism BureauTel: 028 312 2629
Whale HotlineTel: 083 910 1028
Weather BureauTel: 082 162
Yacht Club HermanusTel: 028 314 1420