June24

Romantic Beach Horse ride

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Who says we have to hide from the cold this winter! Grab this wonderful opportunity to enjoy the day with your loved one.

June24

Scuba Diving

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Looking for Scuba diving in Hermanus ?

Do you want to “explore the pristine reefs and visit the most fascinating marine creatures far surpassing your imagination; from the elegant feather reticulated starfish to walking anemones and multi coloured sea fans????”

Your answer….
 Aron de Gouveia, owner of Scuba Africa and the  NAUI Instuctor/Trainer 
Diving Courses offered amongst others are:
  • Scuba Diver 
  • Refresher course– This is a simple refresher course for those who have not dived for a while to boost confidence and to check skills.
  

Neptune’s Divers in Hermanus

You can find and join them on Facebook to see latest posts.

African Wings take you into the sky so you can view these gentle giants from above.

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It has been said that the record number of sightings stands at 135 whales during a thirty minute flight over Walker Bay.

**Bookings can be made on your behalf.

Would you like to experience horse riding through the Rooisand Nature Reserve and on the beach?

This is an excellent opportunity!

Come and enjoy nature in the capable hands of  Sarah and her experienced team.

**Bookings can be made on your behalf.

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Not in the mood for hiking but you would like to enjoy what hikers experience without the effort………

Take a drive up Rotary Way for a birds’s eye view of the whole of Walker Bay and the Hemel  en Aarde Valley.

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*Arabella Golf Club situated on the Arabella Country Estate

Recently voted the 5th best 18 hole golf course in South Africa.

Golf booking contact 028 284 0105

*Kleinmond Golf Club

Visitors are welcome to this 9 hole coastal village golf course.

website: www.kleinmondgolfclub.co.za

Tel: 028 271 3525

* Hermanus Golf Club

Visitors are welcome to visit this 9 hole golf course in the picturesque whale watching town of Hermanus.

website: www.hgc.co.za

Tel: 028 312 1954/5

Enjoy Exploring?

Hoy’s Koppie, a rocky outcrop, formerly known as Klipkop ( Stone Hill) is worth a visit for those who enjoy a little exercise in the crisp, champagne air and are keen to learn more about the history of Hermanus.

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Klipgat Cave is on the southern side of the koppie.Archaeologists have discovered evidence that it was inhabited by the Khoisan long before the town was established.

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Be prepared to climb the stairs which lead to a pathway around the koppie to the summit where you will find the graves of Sir William Hoy and Lady Gertrude Hoy.

Come and find out about this intriguing story and more.

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Experience the panoramic views of the town of Hermanus, Walker Bay, Hermanus Primary( built of stone from the koppie) with  sports grounds and the majestic mountain range bordering this coastline.

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Planning for Summer Holiday? Where are the beaches ? What can I expect to find?

Grotto Beach:

Drive through the town of Hermanus towards Stanford. Look out for sign posts.

A blue flag beach with lifeguards in attendance.

A sandy beach popular amongst holiday makers.

Good ablution facilities and lots of parking.

Ideal for long walks, swimming in the waves, sea shell collecting, or just sunbathing.

There is a play park and a restaurant called ‘ Dutchies’

Hawston Beach:

Blue flag status

Drive through the village of Hawston.

Designated board walk.

Picnic areas and braai facilities are provided in the back beach area.

A good place to watch the sunset.

Onrus Beach:

A favourite beach for families because of the safe swimming the lagoon provides.

Popular with body boarders and surfers.

Ablution facilities include showers, toilets and change rooms.

The Milkwood Restaurant has a great view of the beach.

Voelklip Beach:

Small beach with excellent ablution facilities.

Popular with surfers and sun bathers.

Langbaai:

This is a long beach in a secluded cove at the foot of the cliffs, reached by quite a number of steps and may not be suitable for the elderly or families with young children.

 

Kammabaai:

Another family favourite.

It has the best waves for surfing.

There are rocks to climb, shady picnic spots and braai areas.

Popular at low tide for safe swimming and snorkelling

Rock pools full of marine life; starfish, crabs…….

Fick’s Pool:

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Close to the center of town. Walk on the cliff path from Gearings point towards the New Harbour you will see the signage ‘ To Fick’s Pool ‘

This is a deep rock pool good for swimming, a reasonably secluded place for relaxing and sunbathing.Well kept toilets available.

Jan Rabie’s Pool:

Take Vermont Drive from the R43 traffic lights at the Onrus Trading Post.Follow the road all the way down to the Milkwood Trees, turn left and the pools parking area is on your right.

Ideal for swimming and water fun.

Davies Pool:

East of Jan Rabie’s pool at the western corner of the Onrus Caravan Park you will find Davies Pool.

This is a tidal pool which is safe for children to explore at low tide. Swimming is good at high tide.

Popular meeting place with lawns for sunbathing.

Ablution facilities for changing, showers and toilets

Brekvis baai:

Take Kandelaar Street up the big dune in Vermont , turn left into Armadillo and park at the bottom for a short walk on the Cliff Path to the bay.

The beach is sheltered by high dunes.

Good spot for a picnic.

Popular for sand boarding and sunbathing.

Hermanus started as a fishing village so to understand its beginnings and get to know about this charming town there are some must see places:

Whale house Museum

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The exhibition is educational and comprehensive.

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Special focus is given to the Southern Right Whale.

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De Wet’s Huis Photo Museum

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This old historic cottage was the old school house, originally situated in Westcliff. It was dismantled brick by brick and re- erected where it is today, on the Fishermen’s Village site in 1987.

The photos take you back in time to when Hermanus started as a fishing village.

The Old Harbour Museum includes the Old Harbour ( declared an open- air museum and provincial heritage site in 1972.) and the indoor museum in the old fishermen’s huts on the slopes of the Old Harbour. Below you can see the cement tables that were built much later in 1936. This fishing harbour was known to the local residents as Visbaai.

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The indoor museum exhibits the history of the fishing and whaling industry in the area.

Exhibitions at all three museums: Monday to Saturday 09h00 – 16h30

Sunday 12h00 – 16h00