Hermanus Adventures

Boat Charters
Boat Trips
Fatbike Tours
Hiking
Horse Riding
Kayaking
Microlight Flying
Mountain Biking
Sea Kayaking
Shark Cage Diving

Hermanus Adventures and fun things to do. On the western side of Walker Bay, Hermanus is considered one of the best land-based whale watching destinations in the world. And, yes you do get a great view from the cliff-top walk but it’s so exciting to see these enormous creatures from a boat it’s well worth doing a boat-based whale watching trip as well.

And, in summer when the whales aren’t around, you can do a sunset cruise, or a general sightseeing trip, and still see some interesting…

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Adventures in Hermanus
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Hermanus Adventures and fun things to do. On the western side of Walker Bay, Hermanus is considered one of the best land-based whale watching destinations in the world. And, yes you do get a great view from the cliff-top walk but it’s so exciting to see these enormous creatures from a boat it’s well worth doing a boat-based whale watching trip as well.

And, in summer when the whales aren’t around, you can do a sunset cruise, or a general sightseeing trip, and still see some interesting animals and loads of birds. If that sounds a bit lazy, you could join an escorted sea kayak trip and paddle around the bay to burn up some of the calories you are bound to have imbibed the night before in one of the town’s many excellent restaurants.

But, if you want to really get up close and personal with some sea life you need to get your head under water, so kit up and take the plunge. The diving off Hermanus is great – not quite as cold as Cape Town but with a similar faunal assemblage so there is lots to see.

And, even if you want to keep your hair dry, there’s a lot to do. You could go rock climbing, play paintball, go quad biking, or even play a game of golf, do some wine tasting or take in the wonderful cliff-top walk, or visit the museum at the Old Harbour.

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Hermanus Adventures

Boat Charters

Boat Charters in Hermanus, South Africa. Whether you join a scheduled sunset cruise or book a private and exclusive boat charter, sailing the waters around Hermanus is unforgettable. Experienced skippers know the best sites for photography and whale watching and to see shipwrecks, encounter marine...

Boat Trips

Boat Trips in Hermanus, South Africa. Hermanus lies along Walker Bay and no trip to this relaxed, charming village is complete without exploring the rich marine life of the Indian Ocean on a Boat or whale watching trip. During the winter months, the highlight of any Boat Trip is no doubt encounters...

Fatbike Tours

Fatbike Trails in Hermanus. Go on a fatbike cycle trip in Hermanus. A Fatbike, or a wire tire bike, is an extremely versatile bike – perfectly suited to tackle the sand dunes of Hermanus! Choose between a wide range of trails suited for all levels of ability and fitness. Hermanus is a great...

Hiking

The most family-friendly activity, hiking is a wonderful way to explore Hermanus in the Overberg region. The area has an abundance of well-maintained trails and a range of route distances. There are trails that wind along rocky cliffs, through fynbos and indigenous forests, and over...

Horse Riding

Horse Riding in Hermanus. Hermanus is the perfect spot for the saddle-savvy to take in the magnificent scenery of the Overberg, and perhaps savour a glass or two from some of the best wine farms in the country along the way! Never ridden before? Horse Riding in Hermanus has got it covered, catering...

Kayaking

Kayaking in Hermanus. With easy-to-paddle sit-on-top kayaks the norm, sea kayaking trips and trips on the rivers and dams of the Hermanus area, are accessible to paddling novices. In Walker Bay, kayakers see dolphins, whales, seals, penguins and sea birds in their own environment. Experienced marine...

Microlight Flying

Microlight Flying in Hermanus. Far more than just a 'lawnmower with wings', microlights are lightweight, modern aircraft that are capable of flying great distances in comfort. Best of all, they're economical to run, which makes taking a flip in a microlight an affordable activity. Cruise...

Mountain Biking

MTB-addicts will LOVE Hermanus! Mountain biking in and around this charming coastal town is varied, fun and exceptionally scenic with trails to suit all abilities – a great way to spend a day off, weekend or holiday. Hermanus, situated in the Overberg region on the shores of Walker Bay, is only...

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking in Hermanus. Where kayaking trips on the rivers and lagoons of Hermanus are perfect for bird watching and gazing at the nearby mountains, sea kayaking in Walker Bay is a bit more adventurous. Stable sit-on-top kayaks ensure that you stay on the water (not in it); but if a cheeky wave tips...

Shark Cage Diving

Shark Cage Diving in Hermanus. As far as bucket-list activities go, shark cage diving remains up there. Safe in a cage or on the deck of the boat, you can experience a close encounter with great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias). A 30-minute drive from Hermanus, Gansbaai is the shark-cage diving...