Hermanus, recently voted South Africa's safest town, has another ace up its sleeve. Hermanus Quad Biking. This must do activity is quad biking only 15 minutes from town offers quad bike trails in hermanus that are rated as amongst if not the best in South Africa! You don’t need any prior experience and will be given a little test drive to ensure you are comfortable before hitting the trails. The trails are easy to moderate with the guides aiming to ensure you have the most memorable experience. You will start with a curvy and flat drive taking you up the trails to the dam with some of the most spectacular views along the way.
This historic town in The Overberg is stretched along a narrow ribbon of land between mountains and sea. The area is renowned for its champagne air and being the only town I the world to have a whale crier. Its significance as a tourism destination dates back to the first European settlers who travelled from Hawston in 1855. Amongst its quirky history is the rail way station without an actual train line.
Whale watching is what gets people flocking to the town from June to November to see the Southern Right Whales. It has been touted as one of the best destinations in the world to see this majestic marine creatures from shore. The town also has 2 festivals to celebrate them namely the Kalfie Fees and Whale Festival. There are numerous activities around the Marine Big 5 in the region. We are talking Kayaking, Walking, Boating, Flying and more. Oh and don’t forget the pristine the Blue Flag, Grotto Beach with its crashing surf.
What has been more of an inside secret has been its spectacular wine route producing world class and award winning wines. The rea is so picturesque that it is know as Hemel en Aarde translated as between heaven and earth. The Fernkloof Nature Reserve is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom and the diversity of fynbos, spectacular trails for hiking, trail running or biking is another compelling reason from even locals escape to the area. Golfers are catered for too with an awe inspiring 27 hole course in town. There is a thriving food and art scene too.