Hermanus at a glance

The Greater Hermanus area is situated between two large lagoons namely the Botrivier Lagoon on the Western side & the Kleinrivier Lagoon to the Eastern side, with the small Onrus Lagoon in the middle. A diversity of people live harmoniously in this beautiful heart of the Cape Whale Coast.

The mild Mediterranean climate, champagne air, mountains covered by Fynbos, a rich marine life and the best land-based whale watching in the world, make Hermanus one of the most magnificent and desirable eco-destinations in the country and encourages around-the-year tourism seasons during the winter months.

The beauty and magic of Hermanus have attracted many famous artists. The town has thus become home to boutiques, art galleries, cafes. Restaurants and craft markets provide a creative, cosmopolitan and hospitable framework to complement the attractions.

Wines from the Hemel en Aarde Valley (R320 Wine Route) are internationally applauded and proudly served with cuisine made from locally grown and nurtured ingredients.

Luxury hotels, boutique guest houses and a vast array of other accommodation cater for visitors from all over the world and the tourism-based economy is anchored with excellent medical and educational facilities. As a destination or a place to live, this seaside resort ranks high on any list.

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Market & Opinion
The ‘call of the Cape’ irresistible to semigrators
21 Sep 2021
The Cape lifestyle with its natural scenic attractions, wide open spaces and good schooling, retains an emphatic stamp of approval from ‘semigrators’ seeking a more appealing and healthy way of life, which this region offers in spades, says Annien Borg, MD of Pam Golding Properties in the Boland and Overberg.
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Hermanus residential market making a strong comeback
14 Sep 2021
Current Lightstone data, ongoing development, and shortages in the rental sector are all a clear indication of Hermanus’s robust market rebound this year with agents reporting keen interest, especially from buyers looking to move to the area from upcountry.
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Zoom towns, younger buyers and remote work - the shift in the coastal property market
15 Apr 2021
South Africa offers some of the best small coastal towns on the African Continent for remote working and digital nomads. The popular Wifi Tribe for example rates Cape Town among the top locations in the world and the best on the African Continent.
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Home buyers flocking to the Cape’s ‘zoom’ towns
28 Dec 2020
Villages such as Rooi Els, Pringle Bay, Bettys Bay, Kleinmond, Malmesbury, Hermanus, Onrus and Gansbaai, which offer easy access to Cape Town, are attracting home buyers not only from the Mother City and Western Cape, but also from Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.
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