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Hermanus beach

Ultimate guide (August 2018)
Hermanus is a town being the best place in South Africa to view whales right from the coast. You will get more opportunities, if take one of the bay tours offered by numerous local operators. As for the city beaches, almost all of these are located in the east. The best options are Voelklip beach (in the rocks) and Grotto beach (long ocean beach). Shore and seabed: sand, stones. [edit]

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This beach ranks #2 of the "Best beaches in South Africa"
Rating: 8.0 - 23 votes [vote]
Coordinates: -34.411007, 19.281144

Hotels [edit]

In Hermanus, there is an excellent choice of hotels to suite every taste - with rooms' rates ranging from US$40 to US$500 per night. During the high season, it is better to book much in advance.

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How to get there [edit]

Fly to Cape Town international airport (CPT). Next drive about 100 km by taxi or by bus.

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When to go [edit]

The best time for the whale watching in Hermanus is a period from June to November. Ironically, this is a cold season, so you may forget about the beaches.

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