Top Hermanus Tour Packages
Hermanus is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Located on the south-eastern corner of Table Mountain, the age-old fishing village is now known for its beautiful beaches, mountains and wineries. If you are planning a trip, Hermanus is one such sought-after destination! From its rustic charm to the luxury beach vibes, Hermanus has a lot to offer. To make sure, you do not miss out on any of the fun, grab on to one of your exclusive Hermanus Tour Packages!
Things to know about Hermanus (South Africa)
Located in the midst of the Cape Whale Route, Hermanus is a town with natural beauty and mesmerising wildlife. It’s a two-hour drive from Cape Town and can be reached by car, train or bus. There are multiple doors to get there. If you have taken up one of our Hermanus Packages, you can fly into Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) and we will be there to pick you up; alternatively you can take an overnight train service from CTIA to Bloubergstrand Station where you can catch another train to Hermanus at any time of day or night. The best times to visit Hermanus are from September to May, when whales can be seen year-round. In summer months, however, the whales are more likely to be seen close by as they feed on their prey. If you're interested in watching this rare spectacle firsthand and don't mind a bit of sunburn on your skin or soaking wet clothes, then it's worth planning your Hermanus Tour around whale season!
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Experiences in Hermanus
The beautiful town of Hermanus lifted its veil for the first time in the early 1800s to Hermanus Pieters while he was searching fodder for its livestock, thus making it one of the oldest towns in South Africa. The cultural and archaic experience that the tourists get to enjoy here is massive. Today, Hermanus is an attractive destination with numerous druthers to explore and experience despite being so close to famous cities like Johannesburg and Cape Town. The land-sea duo experience lets one's heart skip at every step during their Hermanus Tour!
Top Attractions in Hermanus
Hermanus is a proud land that carries its own charm and character. It has been a popular tourist destination since the arrival of the Voortrekkers from Cape Colony. Today, Hermanus exhibits a whole lot of attractional points from whale-watching tours to hiking through nature trails or just relaxing on one of its beaches overlooking Table Mountain or Baai Bay where you can watch dolphins swim around under your eyes!
Plan A Trip To Hermanus
As you begin your Hermanus itinerary list, let us give you a minute overview of the beautiful land, so you don’t have to worry about leaving anything important behind during your Hermanus Tour!
The beautiful seaside town of Hermanus in the Western Cape province of South Africa has many unique experiences to offer. It is a popular spot for whale watching, which includes both boats and land. Moreover, our Hermanus Packages will take you to the town's amazing historic sites, museums and landmarks like Gearing's Point, Voelklip Beach, Cliff-Path Walk, Klipgat Cave, Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Hemingways Bookshop, Rock Art at Phillipskop Mountain Reserve), and Lembu Gallery, to name a few. Fun activities include sea kayaking along Walker Bay or horse riding at Pearly Beach!
The best riches of the land is, it being the premier whale watching destination, home to many species including orcas (killer whales), humpbacks and minke whales along with seals and dolphins swimming around shorelines all year round! It is an exciting way to get up close with one of these gentle giants. Most of the whale watching will take place from boats but it is possible to see them from land as well. If you plan on going on a boat tour, take up one of our Hermanus Holiday Packages, to elude the boat-booking time and effort. The best time to see whales on land is during the winter months when they come closer to shore and can be viewed more easily.
There are many tour operators who offer excursions into this area so you should book in advance if possible, especially during peak season (November - March). And, with such heavy demand, we do not want you to miss the opportunity. So, we have accommodated the whale-watching trips in our all-inclusive Hermanus Packages well in advance!
Hiking through the bush will give you a taste of what it was like for early settlers in this area. The hiking trails at Bloukrans National Park can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours depending on your level of fitness and experience with hiking. Through our Hermanus Tour Packages, you will be assigned a tour guide who will help you explore the area to the fullest extent! You can also just rent a bike or car and explore on your own!
Birdwatching is another favourite pastime among visitors who come here from all over the world and they're not just bird lovers; they also transform themselves into fishermen! If you're feeling adventurous, try catching some fish yourself!
If you're looking for food, there are plenty of options in Hermanus. Through our Hermanus Holiday Packages, you will get to visit the best restaurants here that have menus that include traditional South African dishes that will please your gut with every meal. Now, to mention the most popular places that will take you on a gastronomic tour, you can start your meal of the day at the Oskars Bakery. This bakery serves everything from loaves of bread to pastries to sandwiches. Next, light up your head with some of the best wines in the Wine Village, Bouchard Finlayson Winery, Creation, Sumaridge Estate, Ataraxia, Spookfontein, Hamilton Russell Vineyards or Domaine des Dieux.
For your mid-day meal and the last feast of the day hop on to Fusion Restaurant. This restaurant offers fresh seafood dishes like steamed mussels with chorizo sausage and saffron cream sauce or grilled prawns served over mixed salad greens with lemon mayonnaise dressing. Sounds drooling! Want to explore some exotic delis, instead? Moggs Country Cookhouse, Hermanuspietersfontein Market, Dutchies on Grotto Beach, Bientang’s Cave Restaurant & Wine Bar, Manor House Restaurant, The Restaurant at Newton Johnson, and Hermanus Country Market are the best!
As we virtually help you plan your Hermanus Tour, we would be extra-delighted to attend physically from the outset to the horizon of your trip. We, at Dook International, have an array of Hermanus Tour Packages that are customizable from your end! As we cross the milestone of serving five lakhs travellers to date, we would like to have you as one of our valuable customers!
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