in Overberg District Municipality of Western Cape, South Africa
- Cape Floral Region Protected Areas (Unesco heritage, 64 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- -34.419 and 19.234 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- S -34° 25' 7" and E 19° 14' 4"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Rand - ZAR
- Spoken languages:
- Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Tsonga, Swati, Venda, South Ndebele
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 09:43 AM (Sunday)
- Timezone: Africa/Johannesburg
- UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 7:47 am and 5:39 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- 22.221 and -159.561 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- This place on Wikipedia
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Safety Score: 2,6 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to South Africa.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning South Africa. Last Update: 2019-06-15 07:24:38
Hermanus in Overberg District Municipality (Western Cape) with it's 25,153 inhabitants is located in South Africa about 803 mi (or 1,292 km) south-west of Pretoria, the country's capital.
Local time in Hermanus is now 09:43 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named Africa / Johannesburg with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 5 airports in the wider vicinity of Hermanus, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in South Africa is Cape Town International Airport in a distance of 48 mi (or 77 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Cape Floral Region Protected Areas in a distance of 64 mi (or 102 km), North-West. If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Caledon, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Worcester and Bredasdorp. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 15°C / 59 °F
|Morning Temperature||14°C / 57 °F|
|Evening Temperature||16°C / 60 °F|
|Night Temperature||15°C / 60 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1019 hPa|
|Wind Speed||with 2 km/h (2 mph) from South-East|
|Cloud Conditions||Clear sky, covering 0% of sky|
|General Conditions||Sky is clear|
Monday, 17th of June 2019
15°C (59 °F)
15°C (59 °F)
Broken clouds, gentle breeze.
Tuesday, 18th of June 2019
16°C (61 °F)
18°C (64 °F)
Sky is clear, calm, clear sky.
Wednesday, 19th of June 2019
18°C (65 °F)
17°C (62 °F)
Overcast clouds, gentle breeze.
Hotels and Places to Stay
Ocean Eleven Guest House
HERMANUS LUXURY APARTMENTS-74 ON MARINE
THE MARINE HERMANUS
Marine Square Luxury Holiday Suites - Apartments
Sixteen Guest Lodge on Main
QUARTERS HERMANUS (SL)
Whale Rock Luxury Lodge
Hermanus Lodge on the Green
110 on Westcliff
Videos from this area
These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.
Fun in the sun at Voëlklip Beach in Hermanus
http://www.hermanusonline.co.za Hermanus - Voelklip Beach. Sheltered from the wind & popular with surfers. It has grass terraces, ideal for sunbathing and picnics without the sand. There are...
Hemingways of Hermanus
Anno 1995 'Hemingways of Hermanus' is the most unusual and quirky book shop in South Africa. Owner Noel and Beth Hunt are passionate about books including various collectors item. Visiting...
Join me on a Drive along marine drive in Hermanus with a GoPro
http://www.hermanusonline.co.za Easy... put a Gopro on your car's roof and drive... Join me as we do a scenic drive with a Gopro Camera on Hermanus Marine Drive.
South Africa 16: Whale Watching in Hermanus
From Cape Town I went to Hermanus in the south of South Africa, which is a town by the seaside famous for whale watching. It was rainy, windy and cold but I did see some whales! http://twitter.co...
Hermanus the Movie, in the Cape Whale Coast
http://www.hermanusonline.co.za Welcome to Hermanus, about an hour from Cape Town Airport in the heart of the Whale Coast. Hermanus is also known for the "Whale Capital of the world" You...
Zuid-Afrika: Via de Whaleroute naar Hermanus en Cap l' Agulhas
Via de Whaleroute naar Hermanus en Cap l' Agulhas. Deze route begint bij Strand en via Pringle Bay, de pinguins bij Betty's Bay en Kleinmond bereik je Hermanus. Deze route rijden? Dat kan onder...
A visit to the Whale museum in Hermanus, with a full whale skeleton
http://www.hermanusonline.co.za Southern Right Whale information, including sounds, pictures and videos Hermanus became known as the heart of the Whale Route and the museum has one of the ...
Sand-Art in a bottle, with Whales in Hermanus, South Africa
Watch closely the whole process, every step along the way, of how a sand artist in Hermanus (South Africa) do sand-art in a bottle using different coloured sand. It is absolutely amazing to...
Hermanus Cliff Path - Cape Whale Coast, South Africa
The Cliff Path in Hermanus allows you to walk the length of the town along its coast, overlooking tidal pools, ancient caves and little beaches, not to mention the worlds best land based whale...
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
SANSA Space Science
SANSA Space Science, previously the Hermanus Magnetic Observatory (HMO) is South Africa's national geomagnetic research facility. The observatory is situated in the town of Hermanus in the Western Cape Province and forms part of the South African National Space Agency. The observatory is an active participant in the International Real-time Magnetic Observatory Network, one of a large number magnetic observatories which monitor and model variations of the Earth’s magnetic field.
Walker Bay is a large bay located in the south-western Western Cape province of South Africa. It is the next major bay between False Bay near Cape Town and Cape Agulhas to the south-east. The bay is famous for having some of the best land based whale-watching in the world, which a town on its shores, Hermanus, has become famous for. Southern Right Whales visit the bay in the winter and spring months. Gansbaai on the shores of the bay has also become very famous for Great White Shark diving.
Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Fernkloof Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in Hermanus, Overberg District Municipality, Western Cape Province, South Africa. It is 1,379 hectares in area. In December 2009, a Canadian couple were stabbed, robbed and tied up in the reserve.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Hermanus.
- Cape Town
- Mossel Bay
- Prince Albert
- Beaufort West
- Plettenberg Bay
This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know: