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Things to Do....

Once a sleepy fishing village, Hermanus is now a thriving destination for tourists from all over the world. Sitting on cliffs overlooking the stunning Walkerbay, it’s most famous for the Southern Right Whales which visit between July and December. Surrounded by mountains, stunning beaches, scenic walks, great restaurants, bars & cafes, it’s a beautiful town and has something for everybody. There’s plenty of things to keep you busy all year round, shark cage diving, sea kayaking, sunset cruising and awesome wine tasting close by in the famous Hemel ‘n Aarde Valley. Hermanus is well worth the slight detour of the N2, it’s considered one of the most beautiful towns in South Africa.

so, once in Hermanus….. what’s there to do?

Boat Whale Watching

Whale Watching Boat Trip – 9am, 12noon & 3pm
Stunning 1.5hrs out in Walker Bay on a whale watching boat.

R1,120 per person
(children under 12yrs R610)

Sea Kayaking in Walker Bay Whale Sanctuary

1.5hrs.Awesome scenery, you might see
seals, penguins, sea birds and a few dolphins if you’re lucky.

R450 per person

Shark Cage Diving
& Surface Viewing

An excellent adventure! Go play ‘bait’ with the famous sharks of Dyer Island.

River Rafting and Tubing on the Palmiet

Ride the rapids of the Palmiet
just half an hour drive from Hermanus Backpackers

Horse Riding Trips

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider,
Take a ride in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.

R450 per hour

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary

Big cat sanctuary and rehabilitation centre; 30 minutes from Hermanus.
Tigers, White Lions,Leopard, Panther, Lions and more.

R290 per person

Zipline Canyon and Canopy Tour

Experience one of South Africa’s fastest growing eco-adventures
with thousands of satisfied thrill-seekers.

FROM R500 per person

Tandem Paragliding

If you can afford it, it’s one of the things you’ll remember
when you’re old! Totally amazing, breathtaking and fun.

Township Tour

A 2hr walk around Zwelihle with Willy, a local township elder,
a real insight into the ‘other’ South Africa.

R120 per person

Wine Hopper Tour

Join us on our unique HOP-ON HOP-OFF safari-style wine tours and
discover the boutique wineries of the stunning Hemel & Aarde Valley.

R350 per person, departing every 20 minutes.