Hermanus Adventures

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.

Hermanus Adventures

Boat Charters

Boat Charters in Hermanus. 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 wildlife and...

Boat Trips

Boat Trips in Hermanus. 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 with the gentle...

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...

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...

Motorcycle Tours

Motorcycle Tours in Hermanus. Herewith a list of Motorcycle Touring companies and rentals in Hermanus – Dirty Boots

Paintball

Paintballing in Hermanus. Bachelor party, bridal shower or just a shoot-out with friends and family, an epic paintball battle will infuse your holiday with adrenalin and memories. Holidaying in Hermanus? Take a break from watching whales, sipping wine and eating delicious seafood meals with an...

Quad Biking

Quad Biking in Hermanus or ATV Trails. Quad biking's advantage over hiking is that greater distances can be covered and yet you still get off the beaten track to traverse wine estates and reach mountain tops, with enough time to also taste the wines, olive oils and fynbos honey of the area. Quad...

Sandboarding

Sandboarding in Hermanus. Beach dunes of varying height and angle in Betty's Bay, near Hermanus, mark this location as ideal for novice and experienced sandboarders. For the more adventurous, there is the massive 210-metre Blesberg Dune. Sandboarding can be enjoyed almost all year; it does not take...

Scenic Flights

Scenic Flights in Hermanus or whale watching flights. The crisp clarity of the sea-breeze cleaned air around the holiday town of Hermanus is ideal for a scenic flight. The beauty of this area, held between the sea and the pretty Kleinriviersberge on a narrow coastal plain, can be fully appreciated...

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving in Hermanus. Abundant marine life, kelp forests and healthy reefs are SCUBA diving highlights of the sea in Hermanus' Walker Bay. Beginners can sign up for a dive courses, while certified divers can join a dive charter. If you're flying in or just passing through, dive gear is provided...

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...

Slackpacking

Slackpacking in Hermanus. The word slackpacking hints at an activity far lazier than it is. A multi-day walking trip is definitely made lighter and more enjoyable when your heavy backpack is transported ahead to your overnight accommodation. The Hermanus area boasts a network of well-maintained hiking...

Sunset Cruises

Sunset Cruises in Hermanus. There is a special elegance to viewing the setting sun from the deck of a yacht with a glass of wine in one hand and a tasty appetizer in the other. Sunset cruises in Walker Bay, off the Hermanus coast, take this to another level entirely, especially during the whale-watching...

Teambuilding

Teambuilding in Hermanus, Overberg. Take your team out of the big city with a teambuilding event in the charming seaside town of Hermanus. Hermanus offers a fresh new environment to invigorate your company with a fresh new perspective and is a convenient 1 hour away from Cape town. Even the drive from...

Tubing

Tubing in Hermanus. Almost midway between Cape Town and Hermanus lies the Koegelberg Nature Reserve and the tea-coloured water of the Palmiet River. The river flows through a v-shaped gorge and tumbles through rapids and pools to create an action-packed stretch - popular for tubing, river rafting...

Whale Watching

Whale Watching in Hermanus. If you're in the Cape Town region, a trip to Hermanus on South Africa’s Whale Coast is well worth the drive. Hermanus is one of South Africa’s most picturesque coastal towns where you can sample world-class wines along the Hermanus Wine Route and...

Zip Line

Zip Lining in Hermanus. Fly though the air of the Overberg Mountains on a Zip Line (foefie slide) Adventure in Hermanus. Although this is an adventurous activity, anyone with a zest for life can go Zip Lining – it is suited for grannies, uncles, the timid and bold alike. Believe it or not, it...