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Hermanus is the Best Land Based Whale Watching spot in the World!

There are wonderful places to explore, packed with interesting things to do around Hermanus. We are away from the noise of the cities, enjoy mountain walks and mountain passes, without any freeways or traffic noise! Take a day trip to one of the many Wine Estates in the area and enjoy a day of wine tasting. We have several Nature Reserves, perfect for walks, hikes and bird watching and stumble upon a tortoise, or go an see the Penguins at Stoney Point!

If Adventure Tours and Adrenalin pumping is your thing, then there are several companies that do Shark Diving and Fishing trips when the weather permits. Hermanus offers 4x4 trails and Quad-bike trails. Mountain Bike and Motor Bike Trails. Paragliding, Canoeing, Ocean Kayaking and Paint Ball fighting! Take to the skies and enjoy some paragliding.

If you are into a milder form of sport, then enjoy playing golf on one of the fine golf courses or do some horse riding. We offer some of the finest beaches anywhere in the world and no less than 8 Nature Reserves! There are Craft Markets on Saturdays and beautiful cliff path walks, easy mountain hikes and nature trails.

Arrange your holiday and do all your bookings from home!

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Great White Shark Cage Diving & Surface Viewing - weather permitting
An excellent adventure! Go play "bait" with the famous Great White Sharks of Dyer Island. Breakfast/lunch and all diving equipment included, 98 % sighting. Free trips or refunds are at the discretion of the skipper.
From R1200 pp

Great White Shark Tours, Gansbaai - 028 384 1418
Marine Dynamics has a Marine Biologist, Gansbaai - 028 384 0406
Shark Diving Unlimited, Gansbaai - 028 384 2787

Whale Watching - weather permitting
An unforgettable journey! Experience marine wildlife with an accomplished skipper and trained guides. Departure from Kleinbaai on a 2.5 hour cruise Meet with Southern Right whales, Bryde's and Humpback whales, Cape fur seals, African penguins, great White shark, dolphins and various seabird species.
From R800 pp

Southern Right Charters, Hermanus - 082 353 0550
Hermanus Whale Cruises, Hermanus - 028 313 2722
Whale Watchers, Hermanus - 028 312 4957

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Flamingo Lake Adventures

Local Whale Watching - weather permitting
Departure from Hermanus New Harbour on a 1.5 to 2 hour cruise. Wonderful whale sightings during July - December
From R500 pp

Southern Right Charters, Hermanus - 082 353 0550
Hermanus Whale Cruises, Hermanus - 028 313 2722
Whale Watchers, Hermanus - 028 312 4957

Flying over Walker Bay
Take a flip in a small plane and see the whales from above.
For a 30 minute flight - From R1100 pp
For a 45 minute flight - From R1560 pp
For a 60 minute flight - From R1980 pp

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Flamingo Lake Adventures

Sea Kayaking in Walker Bay Sanctuary
1.5 hours on the water, delicious snacks and coffee included. Awesome scenery, maybe a few dolphins if you're lucky and July to December avoid paddling into whales!
From R300 pp

Walker Bay Adventures, Hermanus - 082 739 0159

Local Wine Tour
A full, guided tour of the amazingly beautiful and famous wine farms of the Hemel 'n Aarde Valley are of the most southern vineyards of Africa and producers of some of the most exquisite export wine produced in RSA. Lunches available at some wineries.
From R350 pp.

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Flamingo Lake Adventures

Horse Riding and Mountain Biking - (Take your own Bike)
Take a ride through some of the Overberg's most stunning scenery.
From R200 pp

Heaven and Earth Trails, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus - Karl 083 885 5608
Klein Paradys, Botrivier - 083 240 6448
Cloudsend, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus - Tanya 082 351 6565

Cycling - Rent a Bike
Euodia Cycles & Trails, Hemel-en-Aarde Village, Hermanus - 028 316 2119


Boat Fishing
All tackle and bait provided. For a different experience out into Walker Bay!
From R600 pp

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Flamingo Lake Adventures

Stanford River Cruises
African Queen River Cruise, Stanford 082 732 1284
River Rat Boat Cruises, Stanford 083 310 0952


Township Tour
A 2hour walk around Zwelihle with Willy, a friendly, local township elder. It's a real insight into the 'other' South Africa. Pay Willy at his home.
From R150 pp

Thoza Tours, Hermanus - Thoza 072 203 7806

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Flamingo Lake Adventures

Sandboarding
An awesome day out on the BIG dunes in Betty's Bay with everything you'll need, equipment, lessons, drinks, sore muscles and bruised bums!
From R400 pp
Beginners special on the local 'nursery' dunes
From R300 pp

Tandem Paragliding (when available, weather permitting)
If you can afford it, it's one of the things you'll remember when you are old! Totally amazing, breathtaking, fun, easy and very safe. No experience necessary. Paragliding last between 30 - 60 minutes.
From R850 pp

Parapax Paraglyding, Hermanus & Cape Town - 082 881 4724

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Flamingo Lake Adventures

Quad Biking in Stanford
For 1 Hour - From R300 pp
For 2 Hour - From R400 pp

Ecoquad, Stanford - 082 597 4720 / 076 875 4933


All these prices are subject to seasonal changes and petrol prices.



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