About Hermanus Beaches

The area in and outside of Hermanus is dotted with excellent beaches suited to swimming, angling, surfing and other activities, with varying facilities but all well maintained.

Two hours drive from Cape Town on the south coast of the Cape. Includes: Onrus Beach, Grotto Beach, Kammabaai and Langbaai Beach. Go there for whale watching, sun bathing, swimming, angling, surfing.

Being the whale watching capital of the Southern Hemisphere the seaside town of Hermanus in the Western Cape is undoubtedly most famous for its whales. There are, however, numerous other excellent reasons to visit this small, picturesque town, including its many beaches.

Braaing and picnicking are favourite pasttimes and the local tourism office will be able to advise on which of the beaches are suited to specific activities.

With all these options and more on offer in Hermanus, it would seem that anyone can take time out from whale watching and other activities on offer to spend a lazy day at their chosen beach, whiling away the hours while sun bathing, swimming or playing in the white sand.

Popular Hermanus Beaches

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Onrus Beach

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Onrus Beach, which is adjacent to a warm, calm lagoon, is ideally suited to family outings, where small children can play in the calmer waters of the lagoon, and ...

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Grotto Beach

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This wide, seemingly-untouched beach in Hermanus is flanked by the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other, creating a retreat that is as tranquil as it is ...

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Kammabaai Beach

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Kammabaai is another beach with shallow water, ample parking and excellent facilities; making it ideal for family outings, especially for those with small children ...

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Langbaai Beach

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If you are looking for a less hectic beach experience with fewer bodies sharing your space, Langbaai in Hermanus is a good option. Langbaai Beach, which is ...

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Rowweklip Beach

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Very seclude and quiet, this tiny little beach known as Rowweklip, is situated between Grotto Beach and the Voelklip beach. There's really nothing going on here, ...

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Voelklip Beach

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The beach at Voelklip, flanked by green lawns, and with good facilities, is especially popular with younger adults, particularly during the peak tourist season ...

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Hawston Beach

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Driving towards Hermanus, you may discover a little hamlet called Hawston. Then again, you may miss it if you don't know it’s there. This hidden gem is the home of ...

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WhereHermanus Beaches, Hermanus coast, Hermanus, Cape Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa

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