Enjoying the great outdoors is a always a fun (and free) way to explore Hermanus, it gets the blood pumping and you’ll come back with a sun-kissed glow and a smile on your face.

Fernkloof Nature Reserve is a beautiful reserve with rolling gardens and beautiful hikes that range from short and easy, to long and challenging. The pristine pathways make it ideal for all ages, fitness levels and also caters to the disabled (with well kept, wheelchair-friendly pathways), with Fynbos along the trip for you to view and enjoy.
Fernkloof Nature Reserve Official Site

The Cliff Path winds its way along the cliffs of Hermanus from New Harbour all the way to Grotto Beach. The path is wheelchair friendly and offers uninterrupted views of the ocean – perfect for land based whale watching in season!

For a guided tour of the Path please call our Whale Crier, who has some informative facts and historical bits of knowledge for you to share during your walk. He will also share his knowledge about some of the best locations for whale watching and picnic spots.


Whether you're a serious art collector or just have a passion for beautiful art pieces, we'd love to share our wide selection of paintings, sculptures, ceramics and prints with you.

The gallery has dealt only with works of great significance in terms of execution, condition, aesthetics and value. In addition, Walker Bay Modern Art offers contemporary art that appeals to collectors worldwide.

Serious art collectors and newcomers are invited to visit the gallery and view the wide selection of paintings, sculpture, ceramics and glassworks by both the most well established and the “up and coming” South African artists.

Walker Bay Modern Gallery is located in the Main road in a beautifully historic, traditional Overberg-style building at number 167 Main Road.

The Walker Bay Modern Art Gallery team greatly looks forward to hosting you soon!


There are various places around Hermanus that can be explored, as well as further afield.

The Penguins at Stony Point can be found in Betty’s Bay, which is a short 45 minute drive away. Known as the home of the African (Jackass) penguins, Betty’s Bay is one of only two breeding grounds for these cute, flightless birds in South Africa. The area is open from 08h00 until 17h00 everyday but the best times to go are early morning and late afternoon. There are also plenty of other activities within the area to enjoy during your visit.
Hangklip Tourism  |  028 271 5657

Kleinriver Cheese Factory is situated near Stanford, a short 20 minute drive away. The Factory and farm is a small family run cheesery that offers a range of exceptional and award winning South African cheeses. The area also has a lovely little shop filled with all things cheesy as well as a play area, which includes a petting farm, jungle gym and open lawns.
Klein River Cheese Farm  |  028 341 0693

Birkenhead Brewery is also situated near Stanford and offers some delicious and recognized brews, including lagers, ales and ciders. Not only is there exceptional beers to try but you can also enjoy the country estate, brewery tours, restaurant and pub. Enjoy some delicious food and freshly brewed beer, visit the surrounding vineyards or take in the views of the mountains from the garden.
Walkerbay Estate  |  028 341 0013

The Two Oceans Aquarium is situated at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town (around a 90 minute drive from Hermanus) and houses many different types of marine life; from starfish to ragged tooth sharks. It’s the perfect location for a beautiful day trip as it’s close to other restaurants, play areas and the Waterfront itself.
Two Oceans Aquarium  |  021 418 3823

Hermanus has many great restaurants to choose from; from light snacks to full course meals, desserts to after dinner drinks – Hermanus has it all on offer for its patrons.