My fiancé and I took a spontaneous weekend getaway to Hermanus recently and with whale season coming up, perhaps you need to do the same 🙂
Here’s the easiest way to have the best weekend, do what we did!
We easily booked into a lovely self catering cottage at Anchor’s Rest and used this as our base for exploration.
An adventure wouldn’t be an adventure if we didn’t start the day early and go for a long walk. There is a lovely cliff path starting in Walker Bay and is an easy and scenic 5km stroll/jog (with a slight detour along the road) to Voelklip, where you can reward yourself with breakfast and coffee.
Walker Bay Adventures offers daily sea kayaking trips from Walker Bay that I’d highly recommend. They’re easy kayaks and it is just another world once you get out there. Even if it’s not whale season, you’ll get to splash around with the penguins and seals and soak in your Vitamin Sea.
Treat yourself to a good home cooked farm-style breakfast at Die Plaaskombuis!
A little way out of Hermanus is a very special gem: Mosaic Private Sanctuary.
It’s well worth the visit, if only for this cheese platter from heaven (okay, it’s mostly cheeses from the local cheese farm, but that’s kind of the same thing!)
And once you’re done eating all the cheese, head just a little further out of Hermanus into Gansbaai. Drive straight down to the beach and have coffee and a sarmie with a view to die for at Coffee on the Rocks. Soak in the view, the sun and the whales in season!
You’re welcome 🙂