Visitors to Hermanus are always wondering what to do with their tots, tweens and teens on weekends and during holidays. Well we have put together a couple of great ideas and things to do!!!
Wonderland Café is a great location for young families for family friendly fun, with jungle gyms, a putt putt course, a Choo Choo train, a licenced coffee shop, nursery and more.
The Jungle Gyms at the Amphitheatre in Hermanus gives parents the opportunity to chill at the restaurants while the kiddies play a short walk away.
Beaches – Grotto (Blue Flag), Kamma Baai, Sandbaai, Onrus beach and Onrus lagoon, Hawston (Blue Flag) to name a couple of the lovely beaches and all our Blue Flag beaches have life guards on duty. Remember your sunscreen, shades, umberella and sun hat.
Stand Up Paddleboarding – An awesome way to spend time together as a family, loads of fun in the sun.
Quadbiking and Mountain Biking – Quad bike outrides into the mountains or mountain bikes can be hired (or bring your own) no need to be a pro… Remember to wear long pants, comfortable shoes/boots and sunscreen.
Rocklands Petting Farm – A lovely little gem, with lots of animals that the children can pet and feed while mom and dad relax with a cup of coffee and a home-made slice of cake.
African Penguin and Bird Sanctuary – The African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) is a Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) project based in Gansbaai. The Sanctuary is the perfect place to visit for all ages. The initiative strives to rehabilitate marine birds and they truly do make a difference.
Kleinrivier Cheese Farm and Picnics – A beautiful cheese farm where one can order a picnic basket, enjoyed in their garden. They also have a petting farm and fun things to do for the kids.
Fat Bikes Gansbaai – Offer stunning trails in De Kelders on their Fatbikes with 4.7 Inch tyres. Easy to ride on the sand and you will have the time of your life, fun for the whole family.
Ocean Kayaking – Go on an ocean eco adventure and learn more about the Cape fur seals, penguins and marine life in Walker Bay. Remember your sunscreen, shades and a hat.
Shark Conservancy – Learn more about the sharks that inhabit our shores with tours at 11:00 and at 14:00 – remember weekdays only.
Paint Ball – Fun for families and friends alike, take a shot at it.
Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary – A wonderful experience to learn the importance of the wild cats of the world that are rescued from captivity and with educational tours twice daily from a Monday to Wednesday at 10:00 and 15:00 (Closed on Tuesdays)
Nature Reserves – Beautiful hikes in a variety of Nature Reserves. Enjoy all the little wild animals, birds, waterfalls, dams and fynbos. Pack a picnic and become one with nature… Remember your sunscreen, shades and a hat.
Drie Damme – Pack a picnic and refreshments and hike up to the amazing Drie Damme. It is quite a steep hike but well worth the walk – an awesome swimming spot. Remember your sunscreen, shades and a hat.
Go Karting – Perfect for a fun filled morning or afternoon with a group of children, family or friends.
Eco Cliff Park Walks – Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the scenic cliff paths in Hermanus, check out the inquisitive dassies, spot whales, dolphins, seals. Also read and learn more about the forna and flora from the information boards along the path. Remember your sunscreen, shades a hat and a wind breaker (if the wind blows it can get chilly on the cliffs).
SANSA (South African National Space Agency) Hermanus – Incredible knowledge and research you never even knew about… A must discover adventure into our universe.