In the 'hood, Hermanus as a destination

Hermanus, the world's foremost land based whale watching destination, is a thriving holiday resort offering residents and holiday makers all modern amenities, yet retaining its fisherman's village charm. The popular resort town of Hermanus, situated between mountain and sea, has gained world-wide recognition as the world's foremost land based whale watching destination. This has resulted in the ... cont.

14 Flamingo Road, Middlevlei Estate, Hermanus, Cape Whale Coast, Western Cape, South Africa

Directions to Flamingo Lake

From Cape Town:
Find your way onto the N2 to Caledon, George and so on. If you are coming from the airport, then follow the signs to Somerset West until you reach the N2. Drive over Sir Lowry's Pass, past Grabouw and Houwhoek to the turnoff signposted Kleinmond and Hermanus. Take this turnoff to the R43.

An alternative is to take the Scenic Route from Somerset West: Take the R44 from Somerset West and keep following the signs to Gordon's Bay and Kleinmond. You will then go through Rooiels, Betty's Bay and Kleinmond. Continue through Kleinmond and when you have passed the Arabella Golf Course on your right you will come to a T Junction. At that point turn right onto the R43, travel towards Hermanus and turn right at Fisherhaven, then follow directions as set out below.

From The Garden Route:
Find your way onto the N2 towards Cape Town, and follow it until past Caledon. About 23 km beyond Caledon is a turnoff signposted "HERMANUS / BOTRIVIER". Take this turnoff. Follow the road to the stop sign and turn left towards Hermanus. You will soon come to a T-junction, and again turn left on the R43 towards Hermanus.

From Gauteng:
Get onto the N1 towards Cape Town. When you reach Worcester, turn off to Worcester and then find the R43 to Villiersdorp. Immediately after passing through Villiersdorp take the R43 turning left to Caledon. This turnoff is not more than a couple of hundred metres past Villiersdorp and can be a bit confusing, as the road running straight is the R45 to Franschhoek and the R321 to Grabouw. After turning onto the R43, travel for about 30km when you will join the N2. Turn right towards Cape Town. Drive along the N2 for about 20km, and take the turnoff to Bot Rivier and Hermanus. Follow the road to the stop sign and turn left towards Hermanus. You will soon come to a T-junction, and again turn left on the R43 towards Hermanus.

Once you are on the R43 going towards Hermanus:
About 15km along this road is a turning to Kleinmond - DON'T take this! Carry on for about another 8 km, past Benguela Cove to the turnoff to Fisherhaven. There are signposts saying "Fisherhaven" and another saying "Meerensee". [If you reach a sign saying "Hawston", then you have gone too far, and must turn back.] At the Fisherhaven turnoff, turn right through white gate posts at each side of the road, and drive to the first stop sign. Beware of the speed control hump on this stretch of road - it can knock your teeth out if you hit it at more than about 20km per hour. At the first stop sign there is a sign that says Middlevlei, turn left here into Farm Road. Follow the road to the left, which takes a bend to the right (and then another hump in the road) and ends at a T-junction. Turn left here, and about a hundred meters further is a turning to the right with signs to Middlevlei. Turn right onto this road which is a concrete road, and drive to our entrance gate, which is signed MIDDLEVLEI.

The gate guard will have the key and a gate pass for you with a map showing you how to find your unit.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (5 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (5 km)
  • Grocery Store (5 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (5 km)
  • Laundromat (7 km)
  • Car Hire (9 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (9 km)
  • Business Services (12 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (12 km)
  • Internet Café (12 km)
  • Post Office (12 km)
  • Shopping Mall (12 km)


  • 4x4 trails
  • Beach
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling paths
  • Diving / snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Hang- / paragliding
  • Health spa / massage
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking / surf ski
  • Kite surfing
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Quad biking
  • River cruises
  • Rowing / canoeing
  • Shark cage dives
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Township tours
  • Whale watching
  • Wind surfing
  • Wine tasting

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