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Cycling The rural nature of the Hermanus region lends itself to safe cycling and the newly created cycling track along the main road in Eastcliff has made the town even more cycle-friendly. Fernkloof nature reserve has a special mountain biking trail and the Hermanus Cycling Club meets every Saturday (at least). There is also a fabulous off-road 'trick' track behind the Hermanus Cricket Club. ... Learn more
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Golfing Over the years the Hermanus Golf Course has become one of the most popular golf courses in South Africa, reputed to be one of the finest and most beautiful 27 holes of golf. The course is set in magnificent scenery with views of the sea and a backdrop of the mountains - close enough to the coast to be termed a links course, but with a parklands feel to it. Wildlife and natural Cape flora are attractive features and the many trees provide for ideal golfing terrain. Twenty m... Learn more
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Surfing Hermanus is a great place to surf and body board. Favourite spots are Onrus Beach and Kammabaai. Whilst the surf is fantastic visitors must remember that they are on the southernmost tip of Africa, very close to where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet and the sea can be unpredictable. ... Learn more
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Beaches There are several beaches in Hermanus - all unique in their own way; from the expansive Grotto Beach (which has Blue Flag status) to the unnamed little beaches found in nooks along the coastline. Hermanus has beaches that surfers love, beaches that are favourites with children, beaches that are perfect for shore fishing and beaches more easily accessible to the disabled or elderly. Below is a guide to our different beaches so you can choose the one that be... Learn more
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Birding Hermanus and its surrounding areas are a birder’s paradise. Few other areas can offer fynbos, mountain, coastal, river and estuarine habitats in such compact terrain, with such easy access. Birders come from far and wide to spot the Western Cape specials such as the Orange-breasted sunbird, the Cape sugarbird, Cape siskin, Victorin’s warbler, the Cape Bulbul, the Southern tchagra, the Protea seedeater and many others including more than 186 water bird species. ... Learn more
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Cliff Paths The Hermanus Cliff Path is one of Hermanus's unique attractions. It is just over 12km long and stretches from the New Harbour in Westcliff all along the coastline to Grotto beach in Voelklip. The Cliff Path is accessible from many points along the route, and benches at strategic points provide a place to sit and watch the whales or enjoy the sea. The Cliff Path has made Hermanus famous for providing the best land-based whale watching in the world, but is also alive with wondrous floral... Learn more
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Fishing Hermanus, with its expansive coastline, the estuaries and rivers, is a fisherman’s dream. Fishermen from all over the country are attracted by the rock angling possibilities on our coastline where the waters offer galjoen, cob, red roman, steenbras and many more fish. The bay offers surf fishing as well as chartered deep sea fishing trips which are very popular. The coastline from Rietfontein to Kraal Rock is a marine reserve and although angling is allowed, nothing ... Learn more
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Hiking There are several well-maintained and well-marked trails in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Fernkloof showcases a diverse and spectacular variety of unspoilt coastal mountain fynbos. Over 50km of hiking trails traverse the reserve, offering spectacular panoramic views of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and Walker Bay, with its visiting whales. There are guided tours by arrangement at a nominal fee. A series of graded trails, catering for all ages and fitness levels offer a window ... Learn more
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Swimming With the sea, the lagoon, the rock pools along the cliff paths, several tidal pools and the Klein River there are obviously many places to swim. 'On-shore' bathing spots include the tidal pool below the Marine Hotel, Fick's Pool on the Westcliff side off Marine Drive, the tidal pool in Vermont; Davies Pool at Onrus River near the camp site; and the lagoons at Grotto Beach and at Onrus Beach. Hawston has an Olympic sized public swimming pool and... Learn more
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