Adventure activities

Hermanus

Welcome to Hermanus

Welcome to the beautiful whale capital of the world – Hermanus! Situated along the Cape Whale Coast, this pristine little fisherman’s village was established in the early 1800’s and has since grown into the thriving town that it is today.

Offering a variety of attractions and exciting adventures, visitors soon find that whale watching is not the only reason to visit this jewel of the Cape. Take a tour on a quad bike, meander up a mountainside and take in the beautiful valley, zipline through the trees, or take a more relaxed approach and taste award-winning wines right on your doorstep!

Let the adventure begin!

EXCLUSIVE TRAIL RIDEs

Join the top-rated paintball fields for an exhilarating experience, perfect for both bachelor parties and corporate events. Enjoy high-quality gameplay with compressed air-powered equipment; just ensure your own gear is compatible. Players over 16 can rent protective overalls for R30. (20-30min pre-ride instruction and 2 hours of trail and wine tasting are included).

Dress Code: Comfortable clothes with no loose, flapping pieces. No skirts, dresses, or loose items that could come off during your trip. Long hair to be tied up, comfortable non-slip shoes as we walk a bit to get to each platform, and Sunscreen.

  1 – 10 people per trip

   2 hours 30 minutes

  08:00 | 11:00 | 13:00 | 16:00

    Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus

Age Restrictions: Permitted riders aged from 7 to 65 years only.
Weight limit: 100kg

Price From

R 600.00

Orchard Trail Ride

Experience the beauty of our Orchard Trail, perfect for beginners or families with young children. The adventure begins with 30 minutes of pre-ride instruction, ensuring everyone is comfortable and confident. Then, enjoy a 60-minute outride through stunning surroundings. This trail is designed to provide a wonderful first-time experience, focusing on proper horse handling and, if you’re ready, introducing you to your first trot. Join us for a memorable horseback adventure!

Dress Code: Comfortable clothes with no loose, flapping pieces. No skirts, dresses, or loose items that could come off during your trip. Long hair to be tied up, comfortable non-slip shoes as we walk a bit to get to each platform, and Sunscreen.

  1 – 10 people per trip

   1 hours 30 minutes

 08:00 | 11:00 | 13:00 | 16:00

    Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus

Age Restrictions: Permitted riders aged from 7 to 65 years only.
Weight limit: 100kg

Solo Rider: R 600pp for wine tasting.

Price From

R 500.00

The Bosman Frame House Trail

Nestled among aromatic fynbos, mountains, and fertile soil, the Bosman Frame House is the perfect getaway. Enjoy a leisurely horseback stroll for beginners or an exhilarating ride for experienced guests. Afterward, savor a wine tasting on the deck or a light meal for two, promising a delightful and memorable experience. The adventure includes 20-30 minutes of pre-ride instruction followed by a 2-hour trail and wine tasting.

Dress Code: Comfortable clothes with no loose, flapping pieces. No skirts, dresses, or loose items that could come off during your trip. Long hair to be tied up, comfortable non-slip shoes as we walk a bit to get to each platform, and Sunscreen.

  2 – 10 people per trip

   2 Hours 30 Minutes

  08:00 | 11:00 | 13:00 | 16:00

    Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus

Age Restrictions: Permitted riders aged from 7 to 65 years only.
Weight limit: 100kg

Additional Cost: R 100pp for wine tasting.

Price From

R 770.00

Sea Kayaking

Explore the magic of our unique coastline with its abundant marine life up close and personal in one of our stable kayaks in the company of an experienced guide. Glide across sparkling water while enjoying a view of the majestic mountain, sea cliffs, and marine life. On our tours, you will enjoy sightings of Cape fur seals, penguins, cormorants, and other sea birds and marine mammals. Whatever time of year this is an experience not to be missed.

Dress Code: Wear shorts and a T-shirt. A hat and sun cream and a jacket for those cooler days. You can go barefoot or with sandals, it is up to you – your feet shall get wet! Also, bring a towel and a change of clothes for afterward.

  2 – 19 people per trip

  2 hours

  November to April 08:00  |  10:30  |  13:00
  May to October 09:00  |  11:30  |  14:00
    New Harbour, Hermanus

Age Restrictions: Only for those 12 years and up
Maximum Weight: Double kayak is 220kg the single kayak is 120kg.

Price From

R 500.00

Lagoon Kayaking

Start your trip with a walk through the golf course to the launching area where the guide will meet you. The guide will then do a safety briefing and lead
the tour of the lagoon.

Dress Code: Wear shorts and a T-shirt. A hat and sun cream and a jacket for those cooler days. You can go barefoot or with sandals, it is up to you – your feet shall get wet! Also, bring a towel and a change of clothes for afterward.

  7 – 18 people per trip

  2 hours

  November to April 08h00, 10h30, 13h00. May to October 09h00, 11h30, 14h00

    Arabella Hotel & Spa, Kleinmond

Age Restrictions: Only for those 10 years and older
Maximum Weight: 110kg

Price From

R 450.00

WINE TASTING TOUR

Start your trip with a walk through the golf course to the launching area where the guide will meet you. The guide will then do a safety briefing and lead
the tour of the lagoon.

Dress Code: Wear shorts and a T-shirt. A hat and sun cream and a jacket for those cooler days. You can go barefoot or with sandals, it is up to you – your feet shall get wet! Also, bring a towel and a change of clothes for afterward.

  3 – 20 people per trip

  1 hours 15 minutes

  Available on request

    Arabella Hotel & Spa, Kleinmond

Age Restrictions: Only for those 10 years and older
Maximum Weight: 110kg

Additional Cost: R200 per person without tasting

Price From

R 550.00

ABALONE TOUR AND TASTING

Meet up with your tour guide at the Heart Shed in the New Harbour of Hermanus. Sit back and relax while you learn about the history of abalone in South Africa and Hermanus’ Walker Bay area. Boot-up for a guided walk to experience the aquaculture industry of abalone farming firsthand on one of the oldest and largest abalone farms in South Africa, Abagold. Visit Abagold’s state-of-the-art abalone hatchery where broodstock is cared for and baby abalone (spats) are produced. Experience the farming activities of feeding, tank cleaning, and sorting of the abalone firsthand.

Dress Code: Wear shorts and a T-shirt. A hat and sun cream and a jacket for those cooler days. You can go barefoot or with sandals, it is up to you – your feet shall get wet! Also, bring a towel and a change of clothes for afterward.

  3 – 20 people per trip

  1 hours 15 minutes

  Available on request

    Arabella Hotel & Spa, Kleinmond

Age Restrictions: Only for those 10 years and older
Maximum Weight: 110kg

Additional Cost: R200 per person without tasting

Price From

R 550.00

Guided Cycling

Experience the splendor of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Cycling Tour. Enjoy fantastic views, spectacular mountains, and a landscape surrounded by wine farms and vineyards. This unforgettable cycling experience immerses you in the wonderful sights, smells, and sounds of nature. It’s a thrilling and active way to explore the beauty of the valley.

Dress Code: Wear shorts and a T-shirt. A hat and sun cream and a jacket for those cooler days. You can go barefoot or with sandals, it is up to you – your feet shall get wet! Also, bring a towel and a change of clothes for afterward.

  3 – 20 people per trip

  2 – 4 hours

  Available on request

    Arabella Hotel & Spa, Kleinmond

Age Restrictions: Only for those 10 years and older
Maximum Weight: 110kg

Price From

R 1400.00

Whale Watching

The Southern Right Whales visit our shores from June to November before migrating back to Antarctica. Spectacular sightings are possible from the boats to observe these mammals at close quarters. Refreshments bar on board – No alcohol is permitted on the whale watching trips as per permit regulations, however, the bae is licensed and fully stocked for scenic and private cruises out of whale season.

Dress Code: Comfortable shoes, warm jacket and remember to take seasickness tablets.

  1 – 173 people

  1 hour 30 minutes –  3 hours

   Depending on availability

    New Harbour, Hermanus

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the boat departure time.

Additional Cost: R 660 under 12 years | Free under 3 years

Price From

R 1320.00

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