This country lodge and wine estate in Stanford near Hermanus offers the ideal Overberg stopover and getaway. Sublime surroundings, delectable cuisine and top...more
Mosaic Private Sanctuary (formerly known as mosaic Farm) is a special country retreat in Stanford near Hermanus, a magical place for dreaming and getting back to nature....more
Hermanus is a seaside resort in the Western Cape of South Africa and popular for its whale watching season from June till December. Hermanus lies in the Cape Floristic Region and therefore has one of the highest plant diversity levels in the world. To get to Hermanus you can take one of the most scenic routes of the Cape Peninsula called Clarence Drive that follows the False Bay Coast line squashed between the sea and Mountain Range.
The stunning and picturesque Hemel en Aarde Valley which is 2 km from the centre of Hermanus boasts 3 wineries within walking distance from each other, great restaurants and art galleries. There are 7 beaches to choose from in the Hermanus area where some beaches stretches for 18 km to secluded ones tucked away between the cliffs and dunes. The centre of Hermanus has a modern infrastructure with upmarket shops, art galleries, markets and breathtaking scenery.
A popular activity is watching the whales and their calves from the cliffs in the town centre. The Whale Museum houses a skeleton of a whale and you can watch an audio-visual presentation of whales and dolphins twice daily. You can also hike or cycle in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve with its dams, waterfalls, birdlife and fynbos. Take a ride up Rotary Way with spectacular views and baboons that should not be fed. More adventurous Hermanus activities includes Horse Trails, scuba diving, sand-boarding, zipline tours and many more. Activities on The Klein River lagoon with its majestic river and mountain views includes water based sports like, boat cruises, kayaking or kayak wine tours. Hermanus accommodation includes charming guest houses, hotels and lodges.