Hermanus has been acknowledged by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) as one of the twelve best whale viewing locations in the world. The world's only Whale Crier has become a legend and is the most photographed icon in South Africa next to Nelson Mandela. What makes the whale watching in Hermanus so phenomenal is the fact that the whales can be seen from as close as a few meters from the beach, shore or rocky cliffs.
We have great experience with advising our guests about various Hermanus Tours & Adventures. It is our delight to assist you in the planning of your holiday and ensuring a memorable stay in the Western Cape and throughout South Africa. Please feel free to contact us, should you need any assistance prior to your arrival regarding accommodation, activities or weather details.
Just to name a few of the adventurous outdoor activities of the area, we would be gladly assisting you planning with:
Dyer Island Cruises View the whales, sharks, seals all in one!
Beach horse riding
151 on 11th Street, Volklip, Hermanus
Our GPS Co-ordinates: X: 1928'33'68' Y:-3441'08'12'
* From Cape Town (CPT International Airport):
Take the N2 East towards the garden Route, over Sir Lowry's pass, past Grabauw / Elgin for about 85km. Then take the R43 turn off to Hermanus. Once in Hermanus, follow the directions shown below to Volklip Beach. Hermanus is a leisurely hour and a half drive from Cape Town.
* From the Garden Route N2 and Swellendam:
Turn left off the N2 onto the R326, proceed through Stanford (R43) to Hermanus (76km from the N2). From Stanford to Volklip will take you approximately 15 minutes. As you enter Volklip, Hermanus, turn left at the very first tarred road - you will see a Hermanus Municipality sign board at this road stating - "Do not feed the baboons" - You will get to a stop street with the caravan park on your left. Cross over and keep going straight, you will reach another stop with a sign stating "Grotto Beach" - keep going and turn left into "9E LAAN" (9th Avenue) until you get to a stop, turn right, you will see us on the left.
* Scenic Route from Cape Town + Airport:
Take the N2 to Somerset West; turn off to Gordon's Bay and along the R44. Route 44 will take you along the most beautiful coastline in the world - approximately 80km of breathtaking views.
*** Once you get to the traffic circle, as shown on the map you go way around the circle and turn left into 10th street, continue until you reach a 4-way stop, turn right at the 4-way stop with the "Daily Bread" on the corner; first road left, this is 11th street. You will find us approximately 200m up the road on your right hand side. We look forward to your visit!