Hermanus is on the southern coast of the Western Cape Province. This little town is most popular for its whale watching from the months of June till December. At the end of September Hermanus fills up with people who come from far and wide for the whale festival. The whales can be seen right along the coast line from the rocky cliffs that run along the coast.
Hermanus is a small community and provides the perfect place for the person who wants a quiet sea side retreat. In the town centre you will find the craft market where you will be able to pick up little African trinkets. There is also a shopping centre as well as a number of boutique shops and restaurants. Hermanus also has a number of beaches where visitors can enjoy a sunset stroll or a day tanning on the beach. The Harbour also offers its guest a range of activities, enjoy a walk along the rocks and watch the whales up close, or sign up at the paddling school and take a paddle in the ocean for the day.
Hermanus offers its visitors a variety of different accommodation options from self-catering, bed and breakfasts and hotels. There is something to meet every needs.
The Whale Coast All Suite Hotel and Conference Centre offers its guests accommodation in elegantly style apartment suites. These two or three bedroom suites are fully self catering. This hotel is situated by one of the main shopping malls in the town centre. Guests staying here can enjoy being in walking distance of the town and the beach front in Hermanus.
For the traveler looking for hotel accommodation right by the oceans edge theres the Harbour House Hotel. This hotel is situated in the old harbour area making it the perfect place to enjoy whale watching during the whale season. This hotel is ideally situated and is in close proximity to a number of restaurants and shops.
The Mosselberg on Grotto Beach is for the guest looking for the best of private five star luxury. This small five bedroom property overs its guests beautiful views of the blue flag Grotto beach as well as the Mosselberg Mountains. This hotel offers its guests beautiful fynbos gardens which are rich in bird life and with its beautiful sea views guests can also enjoy the perfect position for whale watching from the hotel.
Other than whale watching Hermanus offers its visitors a wide range of activities such as shark cage diving, hiking, paragliding, scuba diving and fishing making this the perfect place for the thrill seekers as well as the person just looking for a relaxed environment where they can spend their days on the beach.