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HermanusView over Hermanus, with, in the distant background, the mountain point where Gansbaai is situated.

World-famous as a land-based whale watching destination, Hermanus also has many other features to offer.

Hermanus, at first a small fishing village, has shown tremendous growth in only a few years. It has a mild climate, beautiful scenery, is home to a variety of artists, potters, crafters and jewellers, and is a cosmopolitan resort. 

The old harbour and some old rowing boatsThe old harbour can still be seen today and it now houses the Old Harbour Museum, where you can see displays depicting the history of whaling and fishing in the area.A seagull  - what was its name again?...

 

 

 

The new harbour is very active - here one can watch fishing trawlers unloading their catches and  also buy live crayfish, mussels, perlemoen and a variety of fish.

Other activities in Hermanus include water sports like swimming, surfing, sailing, diving, hiking, fly-fishing, boating, township tours, whale watching trips, shopping, bird watching, wine tasting and much more.Indigenous "Sewejaartjies", part of the area's fynbos.

For the nature lover, the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, established in 1957, offers  a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the area'ns natural beauty and flora. Fernkloof forms the awesome mountain backdrop of Hermanus. It has more than 1000 different plant species in its restricted area of 25 square km. Not only is there different hiking trails, but also a well-stocked indigenous nursery. 

WHERE TO STAY

Strandhuis Mitchell Street Guest House

 

 

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