Hermanus Cliff Path
Type: Whale watching, Scenic views, Walking
Time needed: 30 Minute(s) to 4 Hour(s)
The coastal town of Hermanus in the Overberg region is famed as having some of the best land-based whale watching in the world. Each year between July and November, giant Southern Right whales visit the waters of Walker Bay to mate and calve - and put on a spectacular display as they breach and roll exceptionally close to shore. An excellent vantage point from which to view the whales is from the Hermanus Cliff Path which meanders along the cliffs from one end of town to the other. Starting at the New Harbour in the west and ending at the Klein River mouth in the east the pathway covers a total of 10km's, although the trail can be picked up at various points along the way. With endless ocean vistas all around the pathway travels through fynbos and wild flowers and past rocky coves, sandy beaches and exclusive holiday homes with plenty of benches and rest points along the way.