Hermanus – a whale of a time (May/June 2012 edition)
Situated on the Cape South Coast, Hermanus is a charismatic fishing village famous for the whales that come here annually to calve. It is popular with Capetonians as a weekend getaway and during the Christmas and Easter holidays the local population of 8000 swells to over 40000. It is however a fantastic place to visit in the winter months as it is far quieter and there are two brilliant golf courses within a short distance of each other, namely Arabella and Hermanus Golf Clubs.
The town has a wine route nearby and a host of other attractions other than golf, most notable is the fact that you will almost always see whales basking in the bay.
Really good specials are in place for this coming winter, so consider paying Hermanus a visit. We did and found it to be a great golfing destination!
This winter stay at any of the wonderful establishments within this special feature and receive the following preferred rates at Arabella Golf Club; R400pp green-fee non-affiliated and R300pp green-fee affiliated. Valid dates: 12 April 2012 to 31 October 2012.
Arabella Golf Club - 18 Holes - www.africanpridehotels.com
Hermanus Golf Club - 27 Holes - www.hgc.co.za
Paradise Park Mashie Course - 9 Holes - (028) 316 1448
Hertz – www.hertz.co.za
Places to eat
Amigo’s Cantina – (028) 313 0384
Fabio’s Ristorante – (028) 313 0532
Places to stay
3 Gulls Bed & Breakfast – www.3gulls.co.za
Baleens Hotel – www.baleens.co.za
Baleia De Hermanus – www.baleia.co.za
Bamboo Guest House – www.thebambooguesthouse.co.za
Beautiful Abalone – www.beautifulabalone.co.za
Francolinhof Guest House – www.francolinhof.co.za
Hermanus Beach Club Self Catering – (028) 312 3126
Hermanus Lodge – www.hermanuslodge.co.za
High Season Farm – www.highseasonfarm.co.za
Lavender Beach Cottage – www.sa-venues.com/visit/lavenderbeach
Mosselberg on Grotto Beach – www.mosselberg.co.za
Mulligans Guest Lodge – www.mulligans-golflodge.co.za
Pat’s Place – www.patsplace.co.za
Quarters Hotel – www.quarters.co.za
The Marine Hermanus – www.marine-hermanus.co.za
Villa Blu – www.villablu.co.za
Whale Away Guest House – www.whaleaway.com
Quincey Properties – www.fernkloofestate.co.za
Hermanus Tourism – www.hermanustourism.info
Hermanuspietersfontein – www.hpf1855.co.za