Activities in Hermanus
Hermanus has been recognized by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) as one of the 12 best whale watching destinations in the world. The best time to enjoy whale watching in Hermanus is between July and November either from land, by boat or from the air via a scenic flight. The whale viewing during the months of July and August vary from year to year with regards to how many whales are present in Walker Bay and along the coast; however you are almost guaranteed of seeing whales in September, October and November. The Hermanus Whale Festival takes place every September, coinciding with the Southern Right whale’s breeding season.
Shark Cage Diving
Lagoon and River Kayaking Trips
The Klein River Lagoon offers a peaceful retreat especially when discovered from a canoe. The Klein River is also known as the Hermanus Lagoon, situated approximately 5 km outside Hermanus and is 10 km in length, surrounded by the beautiful Klein River Mountains and Walker Bay Nature Reserve. The entrance is situated at Grotto beach in Voëlklip. The area is home to approximately 130 bird species, including some of the rarest coastal breeding birds in Africa including the impressive fish eagle. Keen fishermen are attracted to the area and fish species include steenbras, harders, springers, elf & kob. The lagoon also offers breathtaking sunsets and a unique setting at full moon.