Lets go Coasting in Hermanus

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… for the whole family!

The Cape Fold Belt Mountains rise behind the village towards the sky, the Botrivier and Kleinrivier lagoons run majestically alongside the city and cliffs that are shrouded in fog fall down to the shimmering Atlantic. The coast of Hermanus seems like a susurration of the nature.

In the past, a lot of South African families backed down into their holiday houses to watch the whales in the bays and to get a timeout from the stress and city. Although the small center of Overberg tries to develop and to modernize itself for a long time, stays the charm to be one of the most beautiful and popular places for a short break at the Western Cape.

So it is more surprising that they had a lot of offers of accommodations for couples and travelers, but not really for families.

The Whale Coast Hotel is the solution for this problem.


The modern, spacious four star self-catering accommodation in Hermanus offers families and groups a luxury and affordable place to curl up.

The manager:” It seems to be the only accommodation in the proximity where you are really good placed and pay only R3000 with six persons.”

The Whale Coast Hotel offers two-room and three-room apartments with a fabulous view of the mountain landscape (and up to two bathrooms). The kitchen is a perfect place for cooking lovers; the sleeping area located in the upper floor offers a lot of space for social loafing and the beds are soft like clouds. Children of all ages are welcome – compared to other accommodations offer the Whale Coast enough space for playing children without disturbing the neighbors during their afternoon nap. Because of the maisonette styled flats it is possible for the children to sleep above during their parents stay below.

For those, who want to stay a little bit longer: The self-catering hotel ties in with a shopping center; super markets are located just a minute’s walk away. The twelve kilometers wide coast of Hermanus is famous for the Southern Right Whale, who splash alongside and you can perfectly watch them from the land. The best time for this is the end of June till beginning of December and the coast is located only a five minutes’ walk away.

Most people do not know that Hermanus offers much more than being an observation place for the kings of the ocean. Shark Cage Diving and penguin beaches are located at the corner of the hotel and the wine route, with amongst others the most historical wine farms of South Africa, is located just a ten minutes’ drive away. The Blue Flag Grotto Beach is distant just a short trip with the tuk-tuk, hiking trails will bring you through the Fernkloof Nature Reserve that is located above Hermanus. Also you will find there a 27-gap- course is located at the mountain and offers of fishing, kayak and mountain biking and much more – the list is long!

If you are exhausted after a long day, the Whale Coast Hotel offers a lot of BBQ areas that are available for all guests.

So you see, Hermanus is grown out of a fishing village, but developed to a charming place, where the people love good food and the nature.

This growing town has succeeded in expanding, but all the while not losing its village-like feel. Taking a road trip to Hermanus is highly recommended; make your trip extra special and use car hire in South Africa. There’s nothing like travelling in style to spice up your trip.