Hermanus is a seaside town south-east of Cape Town, in South Africa’s Western Cape. It is known as the whale-watching capital of the country and stands proudly on the Indian Ocean shoreline. The annual Whale Festival is a highlight on its calendar and international as well as local visitors come to enjoy this spectacular event. The Whale Festival provides the opportunity to observe these amazing creatures, up close.
Hermanus offers a variety of activities, good food, our own internationally renowned wines, popular festivals, music, as well as many boutique, book, and craft stores.
The town centre has some of the quaintest shops down little alleyways, two shopping malls and a relatively large industrial area. It has several health-care facilities including three hospitals (a provincial hospital, a private Mediclinic, as well as a private oncology hospital).
In 2011, Hermanus had an estimated population of 5 610.
Hermanus Golf Course. Sea and glorious mountain views galore.
Hermanus has one of the country’s best golf courses. It offers 27 thoughtfully laid out andimmaculately manicured holes. Close by are Arabella, Kleinmond, and Kleinbaai golf courses – all within a 30-minute drive.
Our town also offers beach lovers several sandy options, from the expansive Blue Flag Grotto Beach to quieter, secluded beaches, tucked away between rocky outcrops, cliffs, and dunes – every beach offers a unique experience.
Breakfast Bay is between Onrus River and Fisherhaven and is ideal for a relaxed picnic or snorkelling adventures. Onrus Beach, at the edge of the Onrus River and the Onrus Lagoon mouth, is the perfect location for a safer swimming experience for children.
Onrus Beach a 10-minute drive from Mariners Village
There are also Sandbaai Main Beach, Langbaai and Kammabaai, with braai facilities under shady milkwood trees. Voëlklip Beach is a surfer’s favourite and ideal for non-sand lovers because, apart from the sandy shore, it offers levelled, grassy lawns.
As mentioned, Grotto is the largest beach in the area. It stretches along the coast for more than 18 kilometres and is bordered by mountains and indigenous plant life. A section has Blue Flag statusand it can accommodate large crowds. It has ample parking as well as an eatery and kiosks.
We, in Mariners Village, enjoy bird life, nature and well-maintained communal areas, within this charming ambience. The estate offers a variety of accommodation, from large and modest homes to flats.
It is within walking distance of all three hospitals, the town centre, and Cliff Path. The estate’s central location means residents do not experience traffic madness during peak periods, and it offers safe, comfortable, Airbnb accommodation.
Be part of this secure lifestyle village, a stone’s throw from the heart of Hermanus. Mariners Village offers discerning, price-sensitive buyers a lifestyle opportunity to live within a secure, walled-and-gated estate with 24-hour security, while enjoying the beauty for which Hermanus is renowned.