Hermanus attractions

Winery in Hermanus


Best known for its various wine-pairing options, which include a superb brunch pairing (R495) as well as tea pairings (R435) and even a juice pairing for kids (R115). The restaurant menu lists the local butchers, ba…
Nature Reserve in Hermanus

Fernkloof Nature Reserve

This 15-sq-km reserve is wonderful if you’re interested in fynbos (literally 'fine bush' – shrubby plants with thin leaves). There’s a 60km network of hiking trails for all fitness levels, and views over the sea are…
Winery in Hermanus

Newton Johnson

As with other wineries in the region, the pinot noir really shines here. The real star, though, is the superb restaurant (mains R150 to R200), which serves fairly simple but perfectly executed dishes like roasted po…
Winery in Hermanus

Bouchard Finlayson

This picturesque winery is best known for its superlative pinot noir. As well as wine tasting, there are gentle walks through fynbos vegetation on the estate.
Winery in Hermanus

La Vierge

Offers tastings and lunch (mains R120 to R185) in its ubermodern winery decked out in hot pink and glass.
Historic Site in Hermanus

Old Harbour

The harbour clings to the cliffs in front of the town centre and is the hub of Hermanus. You'll find three museums here: the Old Harbour Museum, Whale House Museum and Photographic Museum. There’s a permanent craft …
Museum in Hermanus

Whale House Museum

There's lots of info on whales, including daily audiovisual shows. The admission fee is included in the ticket for the Old Harbour Museum and the Photographic Museum.
Museum in Hermanus

Old Harbour Museum

This museum doesn’t have a lot going for it, but outside there’s a display of old fishing boats and the admission fee includes entrance to the more interesting Whale House Museum and Photographic Museum.
Museum in Hermanus

Photographic Museum

There's a mildly interesting collection of photos from the Hermanus of yore at this small museum. The admission fee is included in the ticket for the Old Harbour Museum and Whale House Museum.