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Hermanus & Overstrand Activities

Many of the following places or trips we have had personal experience of - either one of us or both of us have been there or done it. Dave particularly likes the sea, so has been a few times on the kayak/boat trips. Book your activities through us to receive a discounted rate on some trips.

Book through us and receive discount rates

If there is anything you would like to know, please feel free to ask us.

We also welcome guest feed back so we can pass on your comments.

On arrival to our guest house we try to give as much advice as we can regarding activities, walks to town, and restaurants etc. Feel free to book anything on arrival or in advance.

Grotto Beach - one of the only blue flag beaches in the Western Cape - is a five-minutes drive away. And Hermanus Golf Course is just 5kms away.
Hermanus boasts many fantastic wine estates and restaurants, with great views.
Enjoy whale watching between June and November. Hermanus is said to provide "The best land-based whale watching in the world."

Your hosts are happy to arrange local activities such as whale viewing, sea kayaking, fishing, shark cage diving/boat trips, horse riding, scuba diving, bird watching, wine tasting, mountain walks, quad bike trails and are there to help you with restaurant bookings and any holiday advice you may need.

Shark Cage Diving!

The shark trip is said to be fantastic. (This is Dave getting in the cage...

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Quad biking

This is a trip we have both done and was absolutely fantastic!...

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Whale Watching

Whales can be seen from the cliff paths and at the "Old Harbour", from...

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Sea Kayaking

An absolute must for those that love the sea. From young teenagers to...

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White River Rafting

Fun and adventure on the Palmiet River 25 minutes from our guest...

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Wine Tours

Our open sided safari style vehicles allows for a uniquely South African...

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African wings

Take a flight over Walker Bay and view the whales from the air. The ultimate...

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Tree top tours

Based just an hour outside of Cape Town, the Canopy Tour...

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Africa's Big Cat Wildlife

Panthera Leo Africa is a future rehabilitation and releasing project...

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Fatbike Tours

Enjoy the best bike ride you will ever have and experience ...

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Tour Guides

Specialised tours in organising completely tailor-made...

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Penguin colony

The Bettys Bay penguin colony, situated at Stony Point, is one of 2...

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Sand Boarding

We are very fortunate to have one of Africas Highest Commercial Sand Boarding...

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Cliff Path Walk

The Cliff Path attracts thousands of whale-watchers every year for...

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Hermanus Beaches

It has been voted one of the 4 Blue Flag Beaches in the Western...

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The Wine Wander

The Hermanus Overberg wine region is blessed with over 50 wineries, with...

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Art & Culture

Within walking distance of each other, Hermanus...

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Nature Reserve

Fernkloof Nature Reserve - Just 5 minutes from our Guest House...

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Golf

The Hermanus Golf Club lies in the centre of the " Whale Capital" on the...

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Abalone Tours

Heart of Abalone tours are conducted on one of Abagold’s farms in the New...

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Bird Watching

With knowledgeable birder and photographer - Half day and full day...

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Breweries

About 20 minutes from our Guest House, at Stanford is the Birkenhead...

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Cheese Farm

This is such a beautiful place to visit! Here on the banks of the tranquil...

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Cape Agulhas

A peaceful quaint old fishing village on the Indian Ocean. Only about 20...

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Cape Overberg

The Overberg is an expanse of land that lies on the Southern most tip of Afri...

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Farmers Market

Every Saturday there is a Farmers Market, where locals sell home grow...

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Hermanus Township tour

The destination for your experience in South-Africa We are Thoza Tours...

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SANSA

South African National Space Agency Space Science facility in Hermanus...

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