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percytours Hermanus - A travel report by Percy
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Hermanus,  South Africa - flag South Africa
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Hermanus, South Africa. Tourist information.

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Hermanus is a delightfully pretty seaside town, only an hour and half from Cape Town, which is sandwiched between the coastline of Walker Bay and a high mountain range afew kms inland.


Hermanus, Wine Tours and tastings
Hermanus, Wine Tours and tastings
Hermanus is a delightfully pretty seaside town, only an hour and half from Cape Town, which is sandwiched between the coastline of Walker Bay and a high mountain range afew kms inland. Regarded by WWF as being one of the world's best locations to watch Whales it holds the annual Whale Festival at the end of September, which attracts over 100,000 eager Whale watchers. Southern Right Whales, Humpbacks and Bryde Whales are spotted, with the highest number of 172 Whales ever being viewed in one day in October 2006. (Whale watching season is from June to November each year.) Another major attraction is Great White Shark cage diving, which is based 50 kms around the coast at Gansbaai. This is THE place in the world to do this once-in-a-lifetime activity and has attracted many famous Film Stars, Royalty and Music Stars. Set in the Cape Floral Kingdom with its amazingly colourful and diverse plant species, collectively called Fynbos. Hiking and walking in the mountains and the Fernkloof Nature Reserve is also a high delight. With over 70 restaurants, 3 night clubs and many cafes in the town means that you will never go hungry, thirsty or bored. Hermanus also boasts its own Wine route in the valley called Hemel-en-Aarde, where there are 7 amazing wineries to quoff some 40 different wines. Other activities include - Sandboarding; Quad Biking; Micro-lighting over the Whales and Walker Bay; Paragliding off the mountains; Kayaking in Walker Bay meeting Seals, Penguins, Whales and occasionally Dolphin; Horse riding into the mountains or along the long Grotto Beach; Art and Craft Markets; Boat cruises; Golf; Bird watching and a great Safari park is a short distance away so that you get your African animal fix, plus many more activities. Accommodation establishments are very good and range from 5 star hotels, Guest Houses, Lodges, B&B's and Backpacker Hostels. So to explore this incredible region contact Percy Tours - www.percytours.com

Favourite spots:
Hermanus, Grotto Beach
Hermanus, Grotto Beach
Pretty Seaside Town Grotto Beach Small compact town Markets Wine Valley

What's really great:
Hermanus, Sandboarding
Hermanus, Sandboarding
Wine Valley and wine tasting tour Mountain ranges Sea side and cliffs Whales and loads of them in season - July to November

Sights:
Whale spotting in the season - July to November
Pretty Wine Valley
Huge long beach - Grotto Beach
Sea cliffs
Mountain ranges

Accommodations:
Marine Hotel
Auberge Burgundy
Pelagus Guest House
Potting Shed
Lavender Manor

Restaurants:
The Harbour Rock
B's Steakhouse
Heaven
Marine Hotel

Published on Monday April 16th, 2007


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Sun, May 06 2007 - 06:47 AM rating by marianne

The first paragraph sounds promising, but then info dwindles. Maybe add some more detail

Mon, Apr 16 2007 - 09:06 PM rating by rangutan

A short report but perhaps can be extended. A good tip on what sounds a fantastic place getaway/hideout when escaping from metro Cape Town. A few more photos of the town would be great (if you have your own).

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