Hermanus is renowned as the best place for land-based whale watching in the world and Birkenhead House is privileged to enjoy the best vantage point in Hermanus – standing on the clifftop above Voelklip beach. Whales can typically be seen from June to November, with the best months being September and October.
What is Hermanus known for?
Description. Hermanus is a popular holiday town on the southern coast of the Western Cape. It is world-famous for having fantastic land and boat based whale watching.
Is there a train from Cape Town to Hermanus?
There is no direct connection from Cape Town to Hermanus. However, you can take the train to Van der Stel then take the taxi to Hermanus. Alternatively, you can take the train to Strand then take the taxi to Hermanus.
Is it safe to drive from Cape Town to Hermanus?
You will have no problems regarding safety. Try to avoid rush hour times however, as the traffic does get quite bad. I would allow about 90 minutes on a clear run / 2 hours in traffic.
Why do people move to Hermanus?
“A better-quality lifestyle, access to open space or more spacious homes, plus the ability to work from home are the main reasons for home buyers relocating to these villages, coupled with the fact that proximity to Somerset West and Hermanus allows many who work in offices to commute, with school buses to Hermanus
Is Hermanus a good place to live?
This neighbourhood is famous for Southern Right Whale watching during winter and spring, and is a popular retirement town. With a relaxed lifestyle, Hermanus is a fisherman’s paradise and perfect for those who appreciate a slower pace of life, surrounded by majestic natural wonders.
Is Hermanus Indian or Atlantic Ocean?
Where is Hermanus? Hermanus is a mere 140 kilometres from Cape Town and lies sandwiched between the fynbos covered Hottentots Holland mountains and the whale-filled waters of the Indian Ocean.
How safe is Hermanus?
Hermanus is considered a safe tourist destination and usually trouble-free, however petty crime do exist.
Does Hermanus have an airport?
Cape Town International Airport is the closest airport to Hermanus. This airport lies approximately 105 km away from the central area of the city and offers excellent connectivity to and fro.
How much is it to go to Hermanus?
A vacation to Hermanus for one week usually costs around R7,081 for one person. So, a trip to Hermanus for two people costs around R14,161 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs R28,323 in Hermanus.
What is there to see between Hermanus and Cape Town?
Cape Town – Hermanus drive. Driving route: Cape Town – Strand – Gordon’s Bay – Rooi-Els – Betty’s Bay – Harold Porter Botanical Garden – Kleinmond – Hermanus – Sir Lowry’s Pass – Cape Town.
Is there Uber in Hermanus?
Uber doesn’t operate in Hermanus either.
How much does it cost from Cape Town to Paarl?
TransLux Express operates a bus from Paarl to Cape Town once daily. Tickets cost R 130 – R 180 and the journey takes 43 min.
Can you fly from Cape Town to Knysna?
Flights from Cape Town to Knysna will get you to this iconic Garden Route town in approximately 50 minutes. Airlines fly from Cape Town International Airport (CPT) to George Airport (GRJ). Some of the popular airlines flying from Cape Town to Knysna are SA Express, Airlink, kulula, and Mango.
What is the best area to live in Hermanus?
Eastcliff. One of the older, yet most sought-after suburbs of Hermanus, Eastcliff is situated between the eastern edge of the town centre and the Hermanus Golf Course.
Is Gordons Bay a good place to live?
Known for its healthy sense of community, Gordon’s Bay has in fact a cheaper average house price than both its neighbours, Strand and Somerset West. The area also only has 7 000 homes and is therefore able to keep its ‘village feel’, which is bursting with charm.