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MarineCourt5 /2 Bedroom Sea-view/Hermanus Centre

Bright apartment with magnificent ocean views over Walker Bay. Recently renovated 2 bedroom both with en-suite bathrooms. The apartment is conveniently located in central Hermanus, within walking distance to restaurants, art galleries, markets and tourist attractions..

G$24,241 per night
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17 Marine/Boho-Chic Garden Apt ☀️

Modern, clean and comfortable, fully equipped, 2 bedroom apartment located on Marine Drive, Hermanus. Make yourselves at home and enjoy a braai (bbq) on the back patio or take an evening walk along the ocean-front "Cliff Path" into town for sundowners. Walk across the road to Ficks Tidal Pool for a swim to cool off. This is the perfect spot to base yourselves to explore Hermanus and the greater Overberg region.

G$17,289 per night
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Oak on Main

Enjoy a stylish experience at this centrally-located place. The unit includes a fully equipped kitchenette, allowing guests to prepare their own meals. The apartment has a terrace and free covered parking bay.

G$10,605 per night

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Stay near Hermanus's top sights

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Whale Coast Mall30 locals recommend
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Voëlklip Beach23 locals recommend
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Bientang's Cave Restaurant & Wine Bar59 locals recommend
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Burgundy Restaurant59 locals recommend
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Gearing's Point15 locals recommend
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Checkers Hermanus18 locals recommend

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17Marine - Luxury 2 Bedroom, Sea-Facing Apartment
G$28,875 per night
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Mariner's Village - Private Room with Patio
G$5,971 per night
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Langbaai Beach Cottage - stone throw from beaches!
G$9,358 per night
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Modern large cottage with Hot Tub, (-Flora studio)
G$18,965 per night
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Luxury Ocean Front Retreat For Two
G$23,706 per night
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Whale Pad - Sea Front Apartment with Pool access
G$37,431 per night
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17 Marine/Modern 2 Bedroom with Deck & BBQ
G$14,972 per night
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The Blue Coral Retreat
G$12,627 per night
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49 Whale Rock Estate
G$16,559 per night
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Luxury Aloe suite with Hot tub at Ridge House
G$31,816 per night
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Sea-View Apt in heart of Hermanus / MARINE COURT 2
G$16,042 per night
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Cosy Pied a Terre with Private Entrance
G$5,971 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.

Birding

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.