If you have ever taken the time to visit Hermanus I’m sure you will agree with me that Hermanus is truly a diamond hidden away in one of South Africa’s most striking regions the Overberg, known for its, luscious rivers, magnificent mountain ranges, exquisite coastline, never ending hills of green and yellow grain in spring and that refreshing smell of wet soil after the long rainy winter. That’s probably way Hermanus Pieters also chose to travel this part of the country. Hermanus Pieters travelled from farm to farm making a living for himself from Teaching and Herding sheep. Hermanus never stayed in one place for to long but found himself farming near a town called Caledon in 1855 facing a very hot summer.
Hermanus had heard that if you follow the trail of the Elephants through the Valley of ‘Hemel and Aarde’ you can reach the coast line of the Overberg. In search of grazing for his herd Hermanus set off into the discovery of the unknown. Never could he have expected to find a land this beautiful. Hermanus set up camp close to a spring he had found that later became known as Hermanuspietersfontein as the rumor of the place had spread over the Overberg like a wildfire.
By 1891 Hermanuspietersfontein had develop into a well established small town already containing its first Hotel. 1904 the town got Municipality status and the name was shorten to Hermanus as it is known today worldwide as the whale watching capital of the world. Since 1904 Hermanus has been growing into holidaymaker’s dream offering endless activities for all ages and shapes and sizes. From coming face-to- face with our gentle giants of the ocean, taking a walk through the world’s smallest but riches floral kingdom or let the distinct taste of our wine delight your palate, then you can always pay a little visit to other nearby attractions like our colony of penguins or take a dive with the predator of the deep the Great White Shark of the shore of Gansbaai . The list just never stops when you’re in Hermanus that’s why most people always come back for seconds.
Hermanus is the perfect destination if you want a break from the pressured everyday life or the bustling city and enjoy a relaxing nature atmosphere with the luxury of having you favorite shop just around the corner and even a bit of nightlife for the energetic night owl.
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