Activities in & and around Hermanus on the Cape Whale Coast


City Sightseeing Hermanus

Enjoy a 90-minute scenic bus trip around Hermanus soaking up the highlights of the many adventures and leisure activities available to you in and around our town with an experienced local guide.

White Shark Cage Diving

Marine Adventures

Experience the magnificence of marine adventure and activities in and around Hermanus and Walker bay.
Marvel at the marine wildlife in abundance provided by nature.

  • Scuba diving (Scuba gear to Hire)
  • Fishing
  • Trips & Cruises
  • Bird watching
  • Blue and Mako shark diving
  • Great white shark cage diving
  • Reef diving

Operators from the Hermanus new Harbour

  • Neptune Divers: T- 071 424 3428
  • Majestic Cruising: T- 079 353 3788
  • Shark Lady Adventures: T- 028 312 3267
Hermanus Golf Club

Golf in Hermanus

Set against a spectacular mountain backdrop, Hermanus Golf Club offers a challenging 27 hole golf course.

Club facilities include an elegant bar; restaurant; halfway house; locker rooms with full amenities; pro shop and practice facilities. Golf carts, trolleys and clubs are also available as are graded caddies.

Due to its popularity it is strongly advised that visitors book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Tel: +27 (0) 28 312-1954

Paragliding Hermanus


Book a paragliding flight with Walker Bay Adventures and take in the spectacular views of this unique coastal town.

Tandem paragliding tours are undertaken by Parapax who have been operational since 1999.

Fernkloof Nature Reserve Hermanus

Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Fernkloof Nature Reserve covers 18 square kilometers in the Kleinrivier Mountains in Hermanus and ranges in altitude from sea level to 842m. The Reserve lies across almost the entire northern side of the town with a 60 km network of trails.

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Hermanus is known as the prime whale watching destination in the world. With an 11km cliff path offering an ideal vantage point and whale watching cruise operators offering exciting cruises daily during whale watching season, Hermanus is truly an unrivalled tourist destination.

Southern Right whales arrive typically from June and remain in the bay until December. On occasion whales have left the safety of Walker Bay as late as end January.

Whale cruise operators are based in the Hermanus Harbour from where daily trips are launched to view these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

Hermanus Adventures

Hermanus MTB Trails

Originating at the Hemel-en-Aarde Village there are five routes which take you deep into the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley with the most breath taking views. Each of the routes are clearly demarcated into varying levels of difficulty catering for every class and style of mountain biker.

Selkirk House Luxury Accommodation Hermanus

Set against the Kleinrivier Mountains with panoramic views over Walker Bay, this bright comtemporary guesthouse is situated an hour and twenty minutes from Cape Town in the heart of the Overberg.

Elegantly furnished multi-levelled indoor spaces are complemented by indigenous water-featured landscaped gardens. Hermanus, with its pristine beaches and majestic mountains, offers some of the best land-based whale viewing in the world and caters for a variety of outdoor activities - from fynbos hikes to shark-cage diving.

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