Garden Route – 5 Reasons to Visit Hermanus

 Hermanus / Southern Right Whales 


Hermanus is one of the best places for you to see the magnificent Southern Right Whale in its natural habitat. These migrating whales come to the coast between June and December and can be seen swimming just a few metres from the shore.

Even though you can see whales all along the Whale Coast, this place is world-renowned for its whale watching and gives you some of the best spots to see them in action.

Fernkloof Nature Reserve / Hermanus


Witness the nature of one of the richest biodiversities in the world at the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. There are about 1474 fynbos species that have already been identified. Perhaps you can be the one to identify new species when you go walking or hiking in the surrounding Fynbos.

Antique Shopping / Hermanus


If you’re on the lookout for something antique and a little more refined, look no further than Romantiques. This shop boasts a great array of vintage and antique memorabilia as well as old army uniforms, clothes, fine porcelain and more.

SANSA / Hermanus


Have you always dreamed of becoming an astronaut when you were younger? Well here is a chance to experience a part of your dream. South African National Space Agency (SANSA). SANSA is dedicated to promoting knowledge of Science, Engineering, Maths, Technology and public education. You’d be more than welcome to take a tour of their facilities and learn all you can about SANSA’s activities in their interactive mobile space laboratory.

Markets / Hermanus 


There are about 7 markets in Hermanus for market-lovers to choose from. The Country Market every Saturday morning offers wholesome and good food including home-smoked fish, handmade cheeses and artisan bread.

The Market in the Garden is also another market that is open every Saturday morning. This market boasts a collection of all kinds of odd things from breakfast omelettes to home crafts.