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Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Hike the magnificent Fernkloof Nature Reserve known as the Cape Floral Kingdom for its large diversity of Cape Fynbos.

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The Lagoon @ Prawn Flats

Sailing, sail boarding, canoeing & an abundance of bird life. A photographers dream.

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Wine Estates & Restaurants

Visit the award winning wine farms and restaurants in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

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Cliff Paths & Hiking Trails

Walk the famous Hermanus Cliff Paths or hike the many hiking trails and take in the spectacular panoramic views.

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White Shark Cage Diving

Top destination for white shark cage diving and surface viewing in the world.

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Whale Watching

Hermanus is the premier destination in the world for land and boat whale watching.

Activities

Hermanus offers so much to the visitor and Zoete Inval is far more than just a place to rest your head. Their booking desk provides heaps of information on all local activities and attractions.

Marilyn is an accredited tour guide who specializes in that personal touch seasoned with Jan’s trivia… To avoid disappointment, be sure to prebook one of these activities with us. Claim your FREE jacuzzi session the evening after your adventure and share with others!

Abalone Hatchery Tour

Abalone (Perlemon) shells are best known as mother-of-pearl. The harvest of the shell contents is a highly prized delicacy in Asia. This is why these animals are farmed and are poached in nature almost to extinction. The tour is educational and entertaining.

  • DURATION: approximately 2 hours

Boat Trips

In season (July to November) departures are at: 9:00, 12:00, 15:00 daily
Off season trips – sunset cruises: various departures, 18:00
Departures are weather dependant.
All registered guests qualify for a discounted rate.

DURATION: 2 hours
COST: 2016 rates TBA

Cliff Paths & Hiking Trails

Choose a mountain or seaside walking trail and watch out for whales the entire time. Book a local guide to learn more…

Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Hermanus's best kept secret and it is FREE! This piece of paradise is situated in the center of the world’s smallest but botanically diverse region known as the Cape Foral Kingdom. The reserve comprises no more than 18 square kilometers yet is home to more than 1400 documented plant species. (Go to www.fernkloof.com for the full story).

Fernkloof is situated in the Kleinrivier Mountains above Hermanus and the trails begin just 2 blocks from Zoete Inval. This reserve is home to diverse coastal flora and fauna. The mountain walks and link up with the coastal walks to make a circle route daytrip.

Great White Shark Diving & Surface Viewing

Great White Shark Viewing and cage diving trips offered daily; conditions permitting. All equipment (wetsuits, warm jackets, towels) provided. Your trip starts with a delicious breakfast before your briefing and continues with, lunch and refreshments on the boat.

  • DURATION: approximately 5 hours
  • COST: Prices from R1200pp excluding transport

Sea Kayaking

Kayaks are the only craft allowed in Walker Bay Whale Sanctuary. Enjoy magnificent views of the cliffs, sea life and the possible opportunity to view whales from their level.

  • DURATION: approximately 2 hours
  • COST: R400 per person