Centrally situated to town center, hospitals,
Cliff Paths & restaurants

Luxury Guest House Accommodation
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T: +27 (0) 82 561 3720
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Activities in Hermanus

whale watching, white shark cage diving, kayaking, paragliding, golf, beaches, restaurants, wine farms

Things To Do in Hermanus and Surrounds

Wine Farms and Restaurants


Our cellar and wine brand is proud to pay homage to and re-live the origin of our village, Hermanuspietersfontein, as it was first named in 1855.
Our passion and commitment is to produce wines of the highest quality and to add value to the reputation, which Hermanus enjoys as a premium wine-producing region.

Whalehaven Wines

Whalehaven is a boutique winery situated in Hermanus that creates a delightful array of wines that intrigue and tantalize the palate. The wines are hand-crafted to celebrate each harvest and to reflect the particular nuances of each varietal. The wines are made for the most part from grapes from the Bottega Family farm, Da Capo Vineyards in Stellenbosch but are vinified and bottled at the Whalehaven winery.

Southern Right Wines

-34.399863, 19.216675

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Hamilton Russell Vineyards, one of the most southerly wine Estates in Africa and one of the closest to the sea - is located in the beautiful, cool, maritime Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation, just behind the old fishing village of Hermanus. The Estate specialises in producing highly individual, terroir driven Pinot noir and Chardonnay, which are widely regarded as the best in South Africa and among the best in the New World.


Owned by Anthony Hamilton Russell
Winemaker: Hannes Storm

Bouchard Finlayson

Bouchard Finlayson is renowned as one of South Africa's top wineries and this can be attributed to their philosophy and focus to produce wines of the finest quality.


Sumaridge is a family owned wine estate situated in the beautiful upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, near Hermanus.
Our mountain vineyards offer heady views of the Atlantic Ocean, responsible for the cool maritime climate which helps create wonderfully balanced wines that age extraordinarily well. 

Newton Johnson

Newton Johnson Vineyards is owned and managed by the Newton Johnson family. We are based near the seaside town of Hermanus, an hour and a half's drive out of Cape Town. This is a popular tourist destination, famous for some of the most spectacular land-based whale watching in the world and also known for its bracing champagne air, lush indigenous fynbos (literally fine bush, a plant kingdom exclusive to the Cape), mountain walks and bike trails.


"Here at Spookfontein we handle the entire process of wine making ourselves. We grow our own grapes, following organic farming methods. We make the wine on site in our cellar using natural wine making principals, love, passion and time. Creating a boutique, single vineyard Merlot and Cabernet Franc a Cabernet Sauvignon and a blend: The Phantom."


Ataraxia was founded in 2004. Husband and wife team, Kevin and Hanli, in partnership with a few friends, purchased 50 hectares of prime vineyard land. The landscape in which Ataraxia is situated, called The Skyfields is unique, lying as it does on the most elevated section of the Hemel-en-Aarde area. Nestled on this commanding rise beneath the soaring BabylonsToren mountain range, our vineyards are planted on some of the most spectacular terroirs South Africa has to offer. It is a place where wines of incredible finesse, balance and depth are crafted, that proudly hold their own in the international arena.

Mount Babylon

Jakob's Vineyards

Jakobs Vineyards is a small family owned vineyard and wine making concern located in the Hemel & Aarde Ridge Ward, close to Hermanus.
In total Jakobs Vineyards has two hectares under vine - half of which are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon vines and the other half to Cabernet Franc and Merlot vines. These small quantities allow this boutique operation to focus on the production of quality wine which expresses its unique cool area terroir.


Creating wines of distinction.

Domain Des Dieux

Looking for superior quality, award winning wines? Find us nestled in the foothills of the highest mountain peak in the Hemel-en-Aarde.
In a country known for its warmth and sunshine, we have found a place of cool temperatures and maritime breezes. Maximising the rich potential of our soils, we planted virus-free vineyards with cultivars carefully chosen to match our terroir and reflect this unique sense of place. This boutique wine farm produces small volumes of superior award winning wines, you love to drink.