Things to do in and around Hermanus

There is no one activity to single out when it comes to the many things to do in and around Hermanus. From whale watching and shark cage diving in Walker Bay to zip lining and quad biking, playing golf at the awe-inspiring 27 hole Hermanus Golf Club, tasting Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and many more fine wines, comparing craft beers, appreciating gin, exploring our art galleries and attending the Hermanus First Friday Art Walk… Hermanus is where you can escape to nature and breathe the champagne air along our spectacular cliff paths.

Meet the world’s only Whale Crier as he alerts you to the whereabouts of the whales by blowing his kelp horn.

Admire the diverse floral fynbos kingdom while hiking or biking in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve or laze on one of our pristine Blue Flag beaches.

Things to do in Hermanus

Things to do in Hermanus with kids

Where to hike in Hermanus

Guided Day Tours

Guided Day Tours

There are a number of tour operators in the region ranging from wine tours, adventure, hiking and birding excursions. Brochures of these operators are kept at our Tourism Offices for the consideration of visitors.

Adventure Activities

Adventure Activities

From mountain biking, ParkRuns, kite surfing, kayak, quad-bike rides, zip lining, surfing, hiking, open water swimming to the many extreme sporting events that are held in Hermanus is the ultimate destination for adventure travellers and adrenaline seekers.


Places to eat in Hermanus

Hermanus is part of the UNESCO Creative City of gastronomy and offers a world of flavours in one destination.

Enjoy seafood at restaurants on the water’s edge, farm fare on the wine route, traditional South African dishes,
a variety of cuisine at kitchens and pizzerias tucked down quaint side streets.
Remember the weekend farmers markets!


Our partner tourism bureaus found in the Cape Whale Coast