Champagne air, Fynbos covered mountains, sparkling sea vistas, 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.
Quaint boutiques, art galleries, open-air cafes, restaurants and craft markets provide a creative, cosmopolitan and hospitable framework to complement the natural attractions.
The mild Mediterranean climate encourages around-the-year tourism with the best whale, shark and flower seasons in the winter months.
Luxury hotels, boutique guest houses and a vast array of other accommodation cater for visitors from throughout 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.