What is a spray skirt? Something worn by the kayaker that attaches to the cockpit. The spray skirt definitely looks as good on men as it does on women. It is a bulky item that seals the cockpit from water, keeping the kayaker's lower body dry. The spray skirt has straps that go over the person's shoulders, and the life jacket, or PFD, goes on top. Source: sweethoney3
The Greater Hermanus area is situated between two large lagoons namely the Botrivier Lagoon on the western side and the Kleinrivier Lagoon to the eastern side, with the small Onrus Lagoon in the middle. It consists of various settlements namely, Fisherhaven, Hawston, Vermont, Onrus, Sandbaai, Hemel en Aarde Valley, Mount Pleasant, Zwelihle and Hermanus. A diversity of peoples live harmoniously in this exquisitely beautiful heart of the Cape Whale Coast. (From Hermanus Tourism)
Did you know? Most sharks live from 20 to 30 years. The life span of the great white shark is still unknown. Some scientist think that it could be up to 40 years, but it has not been proved. Have you always wanted to experience shark cage diving?#Hermanus is the ideal place to come enjoy this adventure and make some once in a lifetime memories. Walker Bay is home to this magnificent predator and several other species of smaller shark, like Cat Sharks, Bull Sharks and Shy Sharks.
Picnics can be enjoyed in a variety of locations in and around Hermanus. Visitors can choose between a beach picnic on any one of the fine beaches in Hermanus either in Voelklip or Onrus. Fernkloof Nature Reserve on the other hand offers a superb location for a picnic in the mountains. Other popular picnic sites around Hermanus include the Hemel-en-Aarde wine region, a number of wine estates offer a picnic service, however pre-booking is essential a day before.
This area has much to offer the keen angler. There are many spots, rock and surf, close to each other, so a fishing getaway will have many opportunities, both for a change of scene, and “luck”. The most common fish found in this area are Steenbras (throughout the year) and kabeljou (in the summer,) with galjoen, elf and snoek in season.
What is your favourite activity to enjoy on the beach with friends and family? The beaches in Hermanus are a sun worshipper’s dream with soft white sands edged with rolling surf. The major beaches have life guards during peak seasons.There are five major beaches suitable for #swimming, #surfing, kayaking or canoeing within 15 minutes of the apartment: Onrus Beach and Lagoon, Grotto Beach, Voëlklip Beach and Nanny Beach.
Fernkloof Reserve is home to a fascinating variety of birds and almost 100 species have been identified in this small area, including 5 of the 6 fynbos endemic species of the WesternCape.These are the Orange-breasted Sunbird, the Cape Sugarbird, the Cape Siskin, the Cape Rockjumper and Victorin's Warbler. Hikers and coastal walkers, making use of the many trails through the reserve, will pass through a number of habitat types.
Delicious seafood, superb sushi and stunning sea views; that’s what makes them the best restaurant in town. The food is amazing. If you are lucky, you can watch whales breaching in ocean in front of you whilst eating. It doesn't get much better. Lemon Butta, Hermanus is the best restaurant in Hermanus.
Hermanus is rich in breathtaking scenery; with its unparalleled scenic beauty, modern infrastructure, upmarket shops and endless adventure options, it is no wonder that it has transformed into a bustling hubbub of activity in-season as well as out-of-season. For any intrepid tourist or appreciator of nature's wonders it’s the ideal location for an unforgettable experience.
What to do in Hermanus this coming holidays? Take a guided tour of the local Abalone cultivation plant in Hermanus which exports Abalone worldwide. Abalone , also known as Perlemoen, is a shellfish that not only provides a local delicacy that fetches high prices on the local and overseas markets, but is also used to make exquisite mother of pearl jewellery. Also known as "Walker Bay Gold" this shellfish has been an integral part of life in Hermanus for a number of years.
Did you know? #Hermanus has the perfect spot for abseiling at the Old Harbour at Gearings Point. It’s not too high (about 20 metres) and has a marvellous view across Walker Bay. Abseiling requires no previous experience so bring the family and enjoy well deserved time with nature together.
Have you ever had the pleasure to enjoy some well deserved down time on the golf course of #Hermanus? The Golf Course, situated between mountain and sea in the East cliff suburb of Hermanus, one of the most beautiful courses in our country and the resident baboon troop adds a unique wildlife experience to the game!
What type of adventure are you looking for this summer? Hermanus has adventures on land, sea and in the air. Adventure seekers have the biggest range of adventure activities to choose from in Hermanus thanks to the geology of the town. Mountains, rivers, lagoons, sea and forests provide a playground for adventurers of every description.