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Whether you want to relax in the sun, shop, go wild or just watch the whales, Hermanus has a lot to offer.

GO TO:  HORSE RIDING. GOLF, EXTRA ART ETC & CONTACT DETAILS.....

Saturday morning markets at Montessori and Hermanus Pieters Fontein is a great treat.



Visitors to the Hamilton Russell Vineyards Tasting Room are able to book picnics the day before a visit... from Peter and Gillian of Under the Willows Picnic Baskets. The estate is also happy to report that they have added a few tables, chairs and umbrellas to enable their guests to linger over a tasting of their Pinot noir and Chardonnay. They are open during the week for tastings from 9am to 5pm and from 9am to 1pm over weekends.

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FLIGHT OF GIANTS
AFRICAN WINGS offer visitors and whale lovers the ultimate whale viewing experience.
This eagles eye view offers the most effective way to watch Whales as these gentle giants are undisturbed and totally unaware of human presence.
From the comfort of the dedicated whale watching aircraft you can watch calves touching their mothers for reassurance, 18 metre long 80 ton whales breaching and crashing back in an explosion of spray, mating groups and more whales than you would believe possible.
The record to date is 135 whales in a 30 minute flight in Walker Bay. AFRICAN WINGS, run by founder of the company, Evan Austin, who personally pilot the African Wings fleet. With over eight years experience of aerial whale watching, Evan  offers an experience of a lifetime to passengers of any age, safely and comfortably.
During whale season you are guaranteed sightings, with a full refund if whales are not found. The aircraft is ideal for photographers, with a removable door offering an unobstructed view from a stable, smooth platform. African Wings have hosted various international television channels and wildlife publications. The Flight of Giants will leave you with a feeling of awe.
AFRICAN WINGS PACKAGES
Cape Agulhas: Fly along coast to Southern most tip of Africa (optional tea or lunch in the historic Lighthouse)
Cape Peninsula: Along the coast to Cape Town, around the peninsula and return over the Elgin Valley
Sutherland: Overnight trip to coldest place in South Africa. Home to the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere.
Incl flights, accommodation, Meals.
Oudtshoorn: Visit Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm, Swartberg Pass. Incl flight, breakfast and land travel in Oudtshoorn.
Garden Route Game Lodge: Lodge offers BIG 5, Reptile Park, and up close and personal with cheetah's on foot.
Flight, Game Drive, Breakfast and Lunch.
AFRICAN WINGS Hermanus South Africa
- Tel/Fax +27 (0)28 312 2701 •
Cell +27 (0)82 555 7605.
E-mail: safari@africanwings.co.za
Website:
www.africanwings.co.za


 

Local Wine Tours – 1 to 18 persons - by Percy Tours

  

A fully guided Wine Tour of our incredibly scenic Hemel-en-Aarde wine valley will introduce you to 28 wine farms, seven excellent tasting rooms and over 50 delicious wines. Learn how the vines and  grapes are cultivated. A Cellar tour to see how wine is made, the history of wine, how corks and oak barrels are used -  how climatic conditions affect the wine industry. (The Tour Guides are accredited by the Cape Wine Academy.)
2 fabulous Restaurants or Woolworths packed-lunches can be organised – (at your own expense.) A visit to the Wine Village at the end of your tour is essential to not only taste more wines, but they also stock over 1,600 wines of South Africa.

 Contact Percy on www.percytours.com.
travel@percytours.com / +27 (0) 72 – 062 – 8500

 
Address: PO Box 488, 46, Main Road,
Hermanus
Western Cape 7200
South Africa
 
Telephone: +27 (0)72-062-8500
Fax: +27 (0)28-316-4871
Website: http://www.percytours.com
After Hours: +27 (0)72-062-8500
Mobile: +27 (0)72-062-8500
Postal Address 1:

Registered & accredited with - SATSA, Cape Wine Academy, Cape Town & Hermanus Tourism Boards, Tour Guides with DEAT & THETA, 1st aid trained and insured to the highest level.


Walker Bay Adventures

 

Walker Bay Adventures offer a myriad of activities. For an unforgettable experience, afford yourself the opportunity of meeting the owners Kobus and Vanessa Lankshear. They are passionate about promoting the entire Hermanus, which means they are in very good company as Rosy shares that very same passion. “It is our goal to give visitors to this incredible town the opportunity to experience this unique environment.

Kobus and Vanessa invite you to explore the magic of our unique coastline and the Walker Bay Whale sanctuary up close and personal. It is a truly magical experience and a beautiful way of seeing Hermanus. Even if you have never kayaked before, you are assured of a safe and pleasant trip as the imported kayaks are sit-on-self bailing kayaks. This means you can hop on and stay on, as there is no chance of toppling over. An experienced guide (with a THETA qualification) will accompany you. “Our guides are qualified in boat based whale watching, first aid at sea, but most importantly, they love their chosen profession and hold great knowledge of the ocean.

From June to December the area becomes a Whale sanctuary and Walker Bay Adventures holds an exclusive permit to be able to paddle within it.

“To our knowledge we are the only operators in the world that encounter large quantities of whales in such a short space of time. Other sea kayaking trips worldwide need to paddle for a day or even more to encounter the gentle giants of the ocean.

Besides the Southern Right Whales (June – December) we have sightings of Brydes Whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and the occasional illusive otter. Whatever the time of the year, this is an experience not to be missed!”

Duration 2 hours. No Experience necessary.

 

Walker Bay Adventures offer many exciting packages, not only for the benefit of the tourist market, but aimed at local business. Their team building and incentive programs have proved very popular. 

“A canoe trip is a must.” The Klein River Lagoon is so beautiful and the untouched lagoon boasts over 130 different bird species, including the African Fish eagle and some of the rarest coastal breeding birds in Southern Africa. I would recommend this for families as it is a very safe environment, even suitable for infants.”.

Canoes are also available for hire should visitors wish to explore the lagoon at their own leisure.

The Klein river one day canoe trip offers real outdoor adventure. Explore the untouched lagoon and river system is safe, stable canoes in the company of an experienced guide.

You shall start your adventure from the Stanford River side or the Hermanus lagoon side dependent on wind conditions.

+- 5 hours, inclusive of guide, equipment, lunch and refreshments. The bird life on the river and lagoon is a highlight of this trip.

 Every day weather permitting. Bookings essential .

 

For an unforgettable experience, contact Kobus van Zyl and Vanessa Lankshear.

Telephone: (028) 314-0925

Cell: 082 739 0158

Email: wbadventures@hermanus.co.za

Website: www.walkerbayadventures.co.za

Southern Right Charters offer sea cruises and are based at the Hermanus New Harbour at the infamous Whale Shack. They offer a 10h00 Bay Cruise where they usually encounter seals, penguins, marine birds and often the beautiful dolphins and brydes whales. The 18h00 sunset cruise in the perfect way in which to unwind after a stressful day or you can set the mood for your evening out.
For bookings and enquiries: Phone 082 353 0550

Please follow our links in the left hand side bar for more information or contact Rosy with special requests & questions.

What to do in Hermanus - courtesy of Hermanus Backpackers 
 

Great White Shark Cage Diving & Surface Viewing

An excellent adventure!  Go play ‘bait’ with the famous Great White

Sharks of Dyer Island.  Breakfast/lunch and all diving equipment included,

98% sighting. 

Return Hermanus/Gansbaai transport

Wine Tours of our pretty wine valley 
A fully guided Wine Tour of our incredibly scenic Hemel-en-Aarde wine valley will introduce you to 28 wine farms, seven excellent tasting rooms and over 50 delicious wines. Learn how the vines and grapes are cultivated. A Cellar tour to see how wine is made, the history of wine, how corks and oak barrels are used - how climatic conditions affect the wine industry. (The Tour Guides are accredited by the Cape Wine Academy.) Two fabulous Restaurants or Woolworths packed-lunches can be organised – (at
your own expense.) A visit to the Wine Village at the end of your tour is essential to not only taste
more wines, but they also stock over 1,600 wines of South Africa.


 

Sandboarding +/- 4 hours Highly recommended

An awesome day out on the BIG dunes with everything you’ll need equipment, lessons, drinks, sore muscles and bruised bums!                   
Beginners special on the ‘nursery’dunes

Bay Cruises 10am & 11.30am leaving from New Harbour. An hour and a half cruise around the famous and beautiful Walker Bay, run into some  seals, marine birds and a few dolphins if you’re lucky.  Or just sit back and relax, enjoy the scenery!

            

Sea Kayaking in Walker Bay Marine Reserve
1.5hrs on the water, delicious snacks and coffee included.  Awesome scenery, maybe few dolphins and seals if you’re lucky, sorry no whales at this time of the year!              

Horse Riding - you’ll need transport or a shuttle

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, Horse Trail Safari’s has it all. 

Take a ride on the beach and see some of the Overbergs most stunning scenery.       

 Shooting Experience of a Lifetime! 3hours (min 2 persons)
What a fun thing to do, all the different guns (including Dirty Harry’s 44 Magnum)Experienced instructors at competition level, very safe and awesome fun Transport out to the farm (20km) and back to Hermanus Backpackers is included in the price.                                

Tandem Paragliding
If you can afford it, it’s one of the things you’ll remember when you’re old!  Totally amazing, breathtaking, fun, easy and very safe.  No experience necessary.     
            

Boat Fishing
Out into Walker Bay to catch your dinner!  Great trip, experienced and easy going crew.  All bait & tackle provided.

Quad Biking

Cruise the famous Hamilton Russel Wine Farm, established vines and olive plantations,

stunning scenery and easy peasy, fully automatic quad bikes.  No experience necessary.

Return shuttle from Backpackers inc.          
                                                     

Scenic Walker Bay Flight – 30 minute flight time (min 2 persons)

Let Evan Austin from African Wings take you out over the famous Walker Bay, stunning scenery and you mighteven get to see a few Great White Sharks languishing in the breakers! You’ll need transport to drive 20km to the airfield or a shuttle can be arranged for a small fee.  

Overnight Camping/Sandboarding Safari to the Tip of Africa

If you fancy doing the Cape Aghulhas thing, seeing  the famous 34 degrees South, the most southern tip of Africa and having a blast on the huge white dunes there…. Then let Vernon take you away for a camping, sandboarding and sightseeing extravaganza!        

                                                         

Township Tour

A 2hr walk around Zwelihle with Wilson, a friendly, local township elder, a real insight to the ‘other’ South Africa.  Pay Wilson Salukazana at his home. Wilson has a wealth of information at the tips of his fingers, as he used to be the Whale Crier of Hermanus before Zoleli Baleni took over.                             

               
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Email Rosy for more information

 

Mail us for further information.

Golf
Hermanus Golf Club
www.hgc.co.za
 

Swimming
Jean Wolmarans at 028 316-3957

Tracy's Swimming Academy 028 316-3552

Horse Riding

EQUESTRIAN CENTRE ARABELLA
TRAIL RIDES,PONY RIDES
LESSONS AND LIVERY
SARAH 082 463 8285
e-mail: ecarabella@telkomsa.net

Local is lekker at HORSE TRAIL SAFARIS
Located at 17th st, Voelklip R200 per person - per hour.  Phone Lizette 
082 729 7776.

 

Extra Art Offered at Hermanus Montessori by Hayley on Wednesday and Thursday from 2pm - 4pm.Contact Hayley at 028 312-1820 or 0824924285

Drama

Contact Elenore at
028 313-1043 or 0827072303

Walks & Hikes
Fernkloof Nature Reserve

www.fernkloof.com
Also see Wild Flower Festival
infohermanus.co.za/
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Vogelgat Private Nature Reserve
If you are lucky you will find a member
to accompany you to where your soul can breath !
Mail us your request

Dance

Ballet, Modern & Tap

Contact Marina at 028 312-3135 or 0837216994
 

Music

Contact Janneke at 028 341-0958

Karate
Karate & Kickboxing Academy
Contact 028 316-2150

Xhosa
Contact Rosemary Luyt at 028 312-2845

Violinist
For Violin or viola lessons contact Richard Hanson at 0826940906

Sailing
 Held weekends for children over 8 - they must be able to swim. Contact Janice (Co-ordinator) at 028 312-2957 or 0824371456
Kids Clay
 contact Yolande Engelbrecht at
0827335309.
Tennis
Contact Annalene at 0829711489
or Pieter at 0825759718

Please follow our links in the left hand side bar for more information or contact Rosy with special requests & questions.

Once you've settled into one of our lovely accommodations you can enjoy:
Fantastic scenery
www.vogelgat.com Drives to Stanford, Greyton etc.
Scenic cliff path walks
Walks & hikes in the Fernkloof nature resort
Fabulous white sandy beaches
Grotto Blue Flag Beach



Please follow our links in the left hand side bar for more information or contact Rosy with special requests & questions.



 

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