Hermanus lies along the shores of Walker Bay near the Southern most tip of Africa. The magnificent mountains of the Overberg towers over the town - home of the Southern Right Whale.
The Brydel Whales can be found all year round. Whale enthusiasts and nature lovers from all over the world visit Hermanus to enjoy these magnificent creatures playing and frolicking. Hermanus is the best land based whale watching destination in the world.
Hermanus is Known as the heart of the whale route. The popular cliff path stretches from one side of the town to the other, about 12 km of fresh unpolluted air. An excellent walk and place for whale watchers to study and enjoy these amazing gigantic mammals and get within closer range than you can dream of. T
The Hermanus Magnetic Observatory (HMO), a research facility of the National Research Foundation, is part of the worldwide network which monitors variations of the Earth's magnetic field.
Hermanus Yacht Club is a popular Yacht club in the Western Cape amongst the yachting community. It hosted the Laser (dinghy) 4.7 worlds in 2007.
Hermanus is also famous to locals for its Windsor Hotel.
Grotto Beach is the largest beach in Hermanus and has also been proclaimed a "Blue Flag" beach which ensures its preservation as a world heritage site. Other beaches include Voelklip, Onrus, Kammabaai and Langbaai.
Hermanus hosts an annual whale festival at the end of September, when the Southern Right whales come into the local bay during the mating season.