HERMANUS AREA

The Greater Hermanus area consists of various settlements namely, Fisherhaven, Hawston, Vermont, Onrus, Sandbaai, Hemel en Aarde Valley, Mount Pleasant, Zwelihle and Hermanus

The following images are some of my favorite moments during frequent visits to this area.

 Grotto Beach - image Noleen Kutash ©


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Hermanus, also referred to as the Riviera of the South:  The walk along the 14 km cliff path is spectacular, especially in “whale season” and has earned the village the reputation of offering the best land-based whale watching in the world. Hermanus has the world’s only Whale Crier who sounds his kelp horn to announce where whales have been sighted.



Morning stoll along the cliff path near old harbor in Hermanus - image Noleen Kutash ©
Morning stoll along the cliff path near old harbor in Hermanus - image Noleen Kutash ©

The Old Harbour Museum gives visitors an insight into the history of the village. There is a telescope above the Old Harbour for visitors to see the giant visitors when they are far out in the bay. De Wet’s Huis Photo Museum provides a fantastic photographic documentation of the history and development of the town. The Whale House presents daily slide shows throughout the year explaining the life cycle of our fascinating annual visitors, the Southern Right Whales.

Old Harbor Hermanus - image Noleen Kutash ©
Whales - Hermanus - image © Noleen Kutash

Grotto Beach - image Noleen Kutash ©
The easternmost part of Hermanus, at the foot of the Kleinriviersberg which stretches to Stanford, is the residential area of Voëlklip. This is where Beaches are dotted in coves along the shoreline culminating in the long Grotto beach, which stretches out to meet the magnificent lagoon at the mouth of the Klein Rivier. On the opposite bank of the lagoon lies Die Plaat, part of the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, 12 km of unspoilt beach that goes all the way to De Kelders.
 
Grotto Beach - image Noleen Kutash ©
Grotto Beach - image Noleen Kutash ©
Sunset Grotto Beach - image Noleen Kutash ©
On the outskirts of Hermanus situated between two large lagoons - the Botrivier Lagoon on the western side and the Kleinrivier Lagoon to the eastern side. Nestled in-between these bodies of water you’ll find the picturesque Onrus Lagoon and resort, a haven for some of South Africa’s most well-known artists.

Onrus Lagoon by day - image Noleen Kutash ©
Onrus Beach and Lagoon at night - image Noleen Kutash ©
Onrus Beach at the end of the day - image Noleen Kutash ©
Good-morning Onrus - image Noleen Kutash © 
Fly-Over Onrus - image Noleen Kutash ©
In Flight In Onrus - image Noleen Kutash ©
Gone Fishing In Onrus - image Noleen Kutash ©
Room with a View in Onrus - image Noleen Kutash ©
The Hemel-en-Aarde Village - is situated behind Sandbaai, and the first stop on the “Famed R320 Wine Route”   Here are links – from 3 previous posts done by the author of this blog,  on R320's Wine Route, follow them in sequence starting at the top working your way down to part 3. 

Hemel-en-Aarde - R320 Wine Route - image: Noleen Kutash ©
Hemel-en-Aarde - R320 Wine Route - image: Noleen Kutash ©
Hemel-en-Aarde - R320 Wine Route - image: Noleen Kutash ©
Resting Vineyard - R320 Wine Route - image Noleen Kutash ©
Flashing Forest - Wine Route R320 - image Noleen Kutash ©
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