5 Reasons to Visit Hermanus

March is the month of long weekends and with Easter on the way, everyone’s on the lookout for fun things to keep the family busy. Only an hour and a half’s drive from Cape Town, Hermanus is the perfect getaway with more than enough activities to keep everyone entertained. We’ve picked five of the reasons why Hermanus won’t disappointment.

Hermanus activities


Whale Watching and the Whale Route Tour 
Known to boast the best land-based whale watching in the world, Hermanus is the center of the Cape Whale Route. Join Shark Zone on a Whale Route Tour and let one of our experienced guides show you all the best local spots and fill you in on the history of the dynamic little town. If the season is right, you’ll even be able spot the famous Southern Right whales that Hermanus is so well known for.

Long walks on Grotto Beach
With mountain on one side, and crisp ocean on the other, a walk on Grotto Beach is the best way to clear your head after a long week. Bring a ball and start a game of soccer on the hard sand, or dive head first into the waves. It’s also a popular surfing beach, so if that tickles your fancy, bring your board along too and enjoy these exciting Hermanus activities!

Hermanus activities


Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai
Come face-to-face with the most terrifying and beautiful creatures in the ocean, the Great White Shark. Get your adrenaline pumping and watch these amazing animals in their natural habitat with an adventure activity like no other. Make this March stand out from the rest and join Shark Zone for an exhilarating Shark Cage Diving tour in the famous Gansbaai.

Wine-tasting in Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
Meandering through the lush Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, the Hermanus Wine Route offers you the opportunity to taste a host of award winning wines while still being able to breath in the fresh ocean air. Visit a multitude of well known farms, and sample what they have on offer. Many of the farms have jungle gyms and playgrounds to keep the tiny tots happy too.

Shark Diving in Gansbaai


Hiking in Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Nestled against the Hermanus mountains, overlooking the expansive bay, Fernkloof Nature Reserve is home to exquisite coastal fynbos and local fauna. Pack a light lunch and set out on one of the many spectacular hiking trails that are found in the 1800 hectare reserve. Take a step back from the bustle of city life and enjoy the clean ocean air.

For these and more exciting Hermanus activities to keep you and your loved ones busy on your days off, visit the Shark Zone website and book your adventure today!