Hermanus is one of the Western Cape’s precious jewels. Although a small town, it lures thousands of visitors to its coast each year. From the period between July and December, it is particularly popular for the whale-watching opportunities it presents as Humpbacks and Southern Rights frequent the waters just metres from the shore. Its peaceful charm is also an attractive feature for many brides- and grooms-to-be that are searching for an idyllic wedding and honeymoon venue.
Hermanus is a destination of sprawling white beaches, rugged rock faces, lush vegetation, friendly folk and a typical Western Cape fishing village heritage. This gives couples ample ambience for their wedding day and assures them of superior backdrops, no matter where they choose to celebrate their marriage.
However, although Hermanus exudes a small, quaint feel, it is very well equipped to handle weddings of various sizes. In fact, it offers couples a wide range of wedding-related services, products, venues, activities and accommodation, proving to be a holistic solution to your wedding-planning needs.
Its exquisite coastline is ideal for relaxed, yet elegant, beach weddings. Choose wide open expanses of white sand or opt for a rocky tidal pool as the backdrop while you say your vows and exchange rings. Your guests are sure to marvel at the glorious surrounds, making your day truly memorable and special for everyone present.
Hermanus is accessible, being just more than 100 kilometres from the Mother City, as Cape Town is affectionately known. Cape Town’s international airport will ensure that guests from all over South Africa and the world are able to attend your wedding easily and conveniently. This is an important factor to consider when having a wedding that is not in your hometown or when most of your guests will be required to travel from their home town to attend. With the abundance of attractions in Cape Town and Hermanus, your friends and family are free to extend their trip to include a holiday. Some of the popular attractions in Cape Town include:
- The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
- Robben Island
- District 6 Museum
- Table Mountains and the Cableway
- Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
- The winelands of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Somerset West, Cape Town and Franschhoek
- Long Street
- The Cape Town International Convention Centre
- The Bokaap
- The Company Gardens
- Greenmarket Square
- Clifton beaches and Camps Bay Beach
While in Hermanus, visitors are encouraged to:
- Peruse the Farmer’s Market
- Go shark cage diving
- Explore the surrounding mountains on foot or bicycle
- Take an official whale-watching and / or dolphin-watching tour to spot these impressive mammals
- Embark on a flying safari
- Go quad biking through the local bush
Because Hermanus is a popular tourist hotspot, it also boasts ample accommodation. Guests and you, as the bridal couple, can choose between bed & breakfasts on the beach, luxurious hotels and lodges and holiday cottages.
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