About Voelklip Beach

So much of the accommodation in Hermanus is right on its beaches because they are magnificent getaways that restore the body and mind. VoŽlklip Beach is one of the sandy little treasures that make this Overberg town so special.

It is particularly popular for surfing and body-boarding, thanks to the consistent swell. In fact, on most days, this reef break is probably your safest bet for some rewarding surfing. The beach is quiet for most of the year, but extremely popular during December and January, when holiday-makers descend on the Western Cape for some Vitamin Sea.

The white sands are flanked by green lawns that eventually surge into the mountain ranges that surround Hermanus, and the chilly blue of the Atlantic Ocean. There are coastal rocks to climb and explore too, which is always a hit with curious little ones. Or spend your days relaxing with a good book and gorgeous views, to the soundtrack of the waves meeting the shore. Starting in winter, the whales come to this part of the world and can often be seen from the shores of VoŽlklip Beach as they peek out, blow sprays and slap the surface of the water with their tails.

There are basic ablutions and showers available. Lifeguards are on duty during the peak season for the safety of swimmers and visitors. Snacks and drinks are available nearby too and the centre of Hermanus is only 10 minutes away. Cape Town and its international airport are only about 90 minutes away.

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WhereVoelklip Beach, Hermanus, Cape Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa

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