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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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The trick to selling property in a buyer's market like Hermanus
21 Feb 2020
When it comes to selling within a buyer’s market where supply outweighs demand, sellers will need to work a little harder to ensure their home sells for full value.
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Buying property via online auction accelerates in South Africa
19 Aug 2019
Savvy property buyers in South Africa have taken to acquiring a home or commercial property through online auctions with great alacrity, says MC du Toit, CEO, Auctions & Sales for BidX1 South Africa.
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Market shifts make room in Cape Town market for new contenders
04 Jun 2019
After a tumultuous three years, a number of significant shifts have begun to notably impact the real estate market, which is clearly evidenced by a recent Lightstone report revealing current purchasing trends in the Western Cape, including the latest top suburbs and streets.
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Hermanus is the best whale-watching spot in the world – but we knew that already!
03 May 2019
If it’s whales you’re after, Hermanus in Cape Town is the top viewing spot in the world! So says the British publication, The Telegraph, who have named Hermanus as the place to watch these beautiful mammals.
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