Hermanus at a glance
Originally known as Hermanuspietersfontein and established in 1891, the quaint seaside hamlet of Hermanus is located on the southern coast of the Western Cape. Renowned as the whale watching destination of South Africa this coastal town offers residents and visitors an unrivalled natural setting and serene lifestyle. The “French Riviera of the South”!
Accessibility to Points of Interest
Positioned in Walker Bay, Hermanus is removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life but is close enough to provide accessibility and convenience to those who reside here. Serviced by one main road, the R43, Hermanus is located approximately 121 km from the centre of Cape Town which can be accessed using the R43 and N2 arterial routes.
Hermanus is located:
- 107 km from the Cape Town International Airport
- 127 km from Table Mountain
- 78 km from Somerset West
- 96 km from Stellenbosch
- 133 km from Paarl
Schools and Education
The area is home to a wealth of excellent educational institutions, ranging from early childhood learning to secondary schools. These include; Hermanus Primary School, Hermanus High School. Hermanus Waldorf School, and numerous Pre-Primary schools
Additionally, Hermanus is home to two private schools that have been known for their excellent academic performance and reputation.
Curro School Hermanus
Located in the secure suburb of Sandbaai, Curro Hermanus is an independent school that meets all the IEB requirements. Servicing learners from nursery school all the way up to matric - this institution places focus on creating a safe and positive environment in which children can thrive and become well-rounded members of society.
Hermanus Generation School
Generation Schools welcomes you as part of a vibrant, innovative and engaged family, where they strive to develop a community within a school environment.
G. The curriculum in the preschool is based on authentic Montessori practice. In the Primary and High School, the Cambridge curriculum is introduced which offers IGCSE’s, AS, A and A2 levels, with an international matriculation so that learners can study anywhere in the world.
Hermanus’ convenience does not stop with the great schooling options found within its catchment area but extends to the shopping facilities available to residents. Here you will find several centres including; Village Square, IPIC Shopping Centre Hermanus, Whale Coast Mall and the Old Harbour Market. Due to the cultural and artsy lifestyle that Hermanus has to offer there is also a great mix of little boutiques, bookstores and speciality shops scattered around.
Restaurants And Attractions
As a hotspot for tourists, Hermanus provides a wide range of activities, attractions and a long list of eateries that will keep residents and visitors entertained for hours.
Whale Watching Hermanus
Hermanus is a fantastic location for whale watching. In fact, it is probably the most well-known places in South Africa where you can spot the Southern Right Whale is its natural environment.
Betty Blue Bistro
Situated on Main Road, this bistro has become known for its vibrant atmosphere, inviting yellow decor, friendly staff and delectable eats.
De Wet’s Huis Photo Museum
This unique museum, displays a permanent exhibit of the history of Hermanus, with photographs dating back all the way to the beginning of the previous century.
Fernkloof Nature Reserve
As a beautiful natural attraction, Fernkloof is a great place for hikes and walks - attracting many visitors to its waterfalls and uninterrupted views of the mountain and coastline.
Hermanus’ very own Blue Flag Beach that is renowned for its long stretch of pristine white sand, where many visitors and locals sunbathe, swim and enjoy the breathtaking waters.
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