Top things to do in Hermanus

Top Choice Fusion in Hermanus

Pear Tree

One of the town's top restaurants is an intimate venue decorated in bodega style – all bare brick and wine bottles. The small menu features delights like pulled lamb tagliatelle with truffle oil, braised pork belly …
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…
Bar in Hermanus

Bientang’s Cave

This cave, occupied by the last Strandlopers (coastal indigenous people) at the turn of the 19th century, has a truly remarkable setting and is definitely worth a stop for a drink. Consider moving elsewhere for lunc…
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…
Cafe in Hermanus

Bistro at Just Pure

Adjoining a shop selling natural cosmetics, this seafront bistro is all about fresh, local, organic ingredients. Try the 'famous' cheesecake and watch whales from the patio as you eat. Dinners are served from Octobe…
Seafood in Hermanus

Burgundy Restaurant

This long-standing restaurant is still going strong, popular with both locals and tourists as much for its superb sea view as for its menu. Seafood is the star, though vegetarians and carnivores are also well served…
Breakfast in Hermanus


Found within the Marine hotel, this is the place for a special breakfast with ocean views – try the croissant French toast with maple syrup and bacon, then attack the buffet.
Seafood in Hermanus


Based within the plush Marine hotel, the focus here is perfectly prepared seafood dishes, plus a few meaty options and some enticing desserts.
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.