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Private room · Hermanus
No more chilly days but whales in abundance!
In security complex, safe parking. Access to private cliff path along the rocky seashore. Private room (2 guests) with private bathroom (shower ) 1 kingsize bed or optional 2 single beds on request. Microwave, barfridge & coffee station Basic utensils No cooking facilities -town has many great restaurants and deliveries Wifi Attached to owners house but private entrance Patio Clubhouse facilities: communal pool,tennis-and squashcourt, tv, coin operated laundry, 24 hour security
Feb 22 – Mar 1
$21 per night
Apartment · Hermanus
*Self Check in - Whale Watching Paradise -Central*
In the Central hub of Hermanus opposite old harbour, close to all activities and amenities, with the local market, restaurants and shops all in walking distance. Getting a complimentary bottle of wine with every booking, open communal panoramic swimming pool view over looking sunsets of the ocean and mountains in one setting making this apartment's location key! Free parking space and 10% off the best local fish and chips shop. Wi-Fi, Netflix, Board and card Games included for your enjoyment
Feb 14 – 21
$62 per night
Private room · Hermanus
2.Walk to cliff path and whales
Our mini cottages in our peaceful garden are conveniently located close to Hermanus CBD and a stones throw from the ocean.a real home away from home. We have taken certain covid precautions and theses are listed below
Jul 31 – Aug 7
$30 per night

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Photo of Voëlklip Beach
Voëlklip Beach24 locals recommend
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Whale Coast Mall31 locals recommend
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Burgundy Restaurant60 locals recommend
Photo of Bientang's Cave Restaurant & Wine Bar
Bientang's Cave Restaurant & Wine Bar62 locals recommend
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Gearing's Point17 locals recommend
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Checkers Hermanus18 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Hermanus

Apartment · Hermanus
49 Whale Rock Estate
Mar 11 – 18
$72 per night
Private room · Hermanus
Cosy Pied a Terre with Private Entrance
Nov 18 – 25
$27 per night
Home · Hermanus
Sea & Mountain Views+Whales. A Stroll to the beach
Nov 21 – 28
$194 per night
Home · Hermanus
Apr 13 – 20
$199 per night
Apartment · Hermanus
Mariner's Village - Private Room with Patio
Mar 3 – 10
$31 per night
Private room · Overberg District Municipality
Hermanus Cosy Cottage 1
Jul 26 – Aug 2
$32 per night
Condo · Hermanus
Heligan Studio: Walk to beach & famous cliff path
May 1 – 8
$45 per night
Apartment · Hermanus
Westcliff Pool Room
Sep 1 – 8
$42 per night
Home · Hermanus
Coral Tree Cottage #2 - close to sea & whale watch
Oct 6 – 13
$40 per night
Guest suite · Hermanus
Bluefin Cottage 60 m to cliff path
Nov 21 – 28
$44 per night
Apartment · Hermanus
64 Whalerock Estate Seaviews and sounds
Aug 17 – 24
$77 per night
Private room · Hermanus
1.Walk to cliff path and whales.
Jul 26 – Aug 2
$36 per night

Your guide to Hermanus

All About Hermanus

The small town of Hermanus at the tip of the Western Cape in South Africa is one of the world’s top whale-watching centers. Hermanus lies along Walker Bay, just over 100 kilometers southeast of Cape Town, and you can watch the mighty mammals breach from the cliffs surrounding the town. Hermanus has a long fishing and whaling history, which you can explore in the museum housed in the preserved Old Harbour.

Hermanus is also the gateway to the Western Cape wine country, and you’ll find some of South Africa’s finest wineries a short drive away. To make art more accessible on the first Friday of every month, Hermanus holds an art walk, with more than twenty galleries throwing open their doors so visitors can look around and browse.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Hermanus?

Hermanus has a warm, tropical climate. Summers are warm and dry, winters are cool and overcast, and while there’s little variation in temperature between seasons, it’s smart to bring layers to protect against the wind all year round.

To make the most of your time in Hermanus, plan your stay around the annual Whale Watching Festival at the end of September, with a week of eco-marine celebrations, live music, food, and all-ages entertainment. The best time for whale watching is between June and December. You have very good chances of seeing Southern Right whales from September through the end of the year, when they arrive from Antarctica to mate and raise their calves, with numbers reaching a peak in October. The best time for birders is between October and March, when migratory species are passing through town.

What are the top things to do in Hermanus?

Whale Watching

Some of the best whale-watching viewpoints are along the 7.5-mile clifftop path which runs through Hermanus. Most days you won’t even need binoculars here, as whales can be seen playing just a few feet from the shore. Gearing’s Point and the Old Harbour have panoramic views across Walker Bay, allowing you to catch the whales in action from another point of view.

Wine Tasting

The Hermanus official wine route winds its way up the Hemel-en-Aarde (“heaven and earth”) region, taking in 15 of the country’s finest wineries. You’ll find classically styled South African Pinot Noir and Chardonnay among the varieties produced here, which you can sample against scenic backgrounds of the three continuous “wine wards” comprising the town of Hermanus, a nature preserve, and the South Atlantic Walker Bay.


You don’t need to be an avid bird watcher to understand the importance of Hermanus as a birding paradise. More than 100 species can be seen at the Fernkloof Nature Reserve just outside of town. The Hermanus Bird Club runs regular walks around the area, helping you spot the Cape sugarbird, the Cape siskin, and many other exotic species.