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Fisherman's Village

Between the rocky coastline and the green mountains lies "the village", as it is referred to by the locals. The residents of Hermanus have tried to keep the fisherman's village style of this town in tact, over the years. 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.

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Houses in Kwaaiwater in Hermanus
Hermanus Golf Club in Hermanus
Councillor Kari
Councillor Kari Hermanus
I am extremely proud to represent an area boasting the richest of the floral kingdom, best whale and shark viewing, excellent schools and medical care.
The beach in Hermanus
Eating at a restaurant in Hermanus
The gallery in Hermanus

There are many retirement homes, in Onrus, Hemel en Aarde and in Hermanus, with many beautiful houses in Westcliff, Kwaaiwater and Fernkloof. Houses range from fifty year old designs to modern, newly built homes. Estate living is common in Hemel en Aarde and Fernkloof, allowing greater security and community living.

Anglican church in Hermanus
A surf shop in Hermanus
Grotto beach in Hermanus
Street lined with shops in Hermanus
Marlize Sandbaai
The reason I live in Sandbaai is its affordability and that I live within walking distance from the Onrus Beach.
Burgundy restaurant at Market Square in Hermanus
Hermanus Market in Hermanus

Saturdays are busy market days at the Food & Wine Market in the Hemel en Aarde Village. The Hermanus Country Market, which operates from the Hermanus Cricket grounds, is open in the mornings in the summer months. Meander through the Onrus Market on the first Saturday of each month at the De Wet hall in Onrus.

A building in Hermanus
Dutchies restaurant in Hermanus
School rugby field in Hermanus
The Emergency Centre in Hermanus
Inside a wine shop in Hermanus

The Fernkloof Nature Reserve offers several grades of walks. The cliff paths area is a unique feature of Hermanus and traces the coastline from the Old Harbour. For those interested in wine, the Hermanus Wine Route on the R320 from Hemel en Aarde to Caledon offers locals and visitors the opportunity to experience world renowned wines.

Inside a grocery store in Hermanus
Dog walking near the beach in Hermanus
Tracey Benguela Cove
I love the way the people of Sandbaai respect one another and the calmness in this area. I'm not a city person, so Hermanus is perfect for me.
Onrus lagoon in Hermanus

Whale Watching can be done from land, from June to December. The perfect spot to watch the majestic creatures is from the grassed amphitheatre or at Kwaaiwater. Alternatively, a boat tour can be taken to Walker Bay whale sanctuary, from June to the end of November.

View of Vermont in Hermanus
Sandbaai Gereformeerde Kerk in Hermanus
Hemel en Aarde La Vierge restaurant and wine estate in Hermanus

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