Five things to do in Hermanus on a Saturday

And then you have adventure activities! Quadbiking, Ziplining, Safaris-style wine hopping to give your wine tasting in the Hemel en Aarde valley a memorable twist! Horseriding! The beach! The list goes on!

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Saturdays in Hermanus1. Hermanus parkrun – starts 8:00 at SA Forest Adventures, Camphill Rd, Hemel-en-Aarde. 5km of fun in nature.
2. Breakfast at any of the Saturday markets in Hermanus. The Country Market at the cricket field serves a variety of local wines, beers and fresh produce. Hermanuspietersfontein sells wine and treats.
3. Wine tasting at the many local wineries. It’s always time for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Hemel-en-Aarde.
4. Practice your phone’s photo settings and take pictures of the Hermanus FynArts sculptures on the cliff path. Remember to #capewhalecoast
5. Watch out for breaching whales! It’s that time of the year and the Southern Right Whales are here. Or jump aboard of 1 of 3 whale watching boats that leaves from Hermanus New Harbour.

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When you think of Hermanus you think of whales. When I think of Hermanus I think of wine, the beach, the wine farms, the beach and the wine cellars. And of cause let’s not forget the wine and the beach. But right now I just want to talk about the wine. The wine.

I for one like red dry wine. Or is it dry red wine? I don’t know, either way it must be red and dry. The Funny thing is when I was a kid and someone spoke of “dry” wine I was confused out of my mind. Perplexed really. I mean how can liquid be dry?? What on earth do you mean? I spent hours trying to figure this out. I’m just kidding I did not have hours to spend thinking of the mysteries of alcohol. 30 seconds was enough pondering over wine. I only really started increasing the time to hours when I got to university and started playing the game “30 seconds” over a good box of wine among friends every once in a while. However, that is besides the topic.