Known as the place to visit in South Africa to view whales and taste cool climate wines, the town of Hermanus, close to Cape Town, attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world.
According to Danny Bryer, Area Director for Sales and Marketing at Marriott International South Africa “There are excellent food and wine experiences in Hermanus, and this area is a paradise for those looking for quality tastes, such as. brandy tasting offered by Oude Molen Brandy Distillery, and craft beer from Honingklip Brewery, as well as wine tasting at Benguela Cove, just five minutes from the African Pride Arabella Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection.”
Set in forested valleys around impressive mountains, the area offers stunning scenery, and a range of adventure activities suitable for the terrain. “Mountain biking has become hugely popular,” Bryer explains.”The area also has the highest zipline tours in the southern hemisphere, quad biking and Segway tours through the forests. The Suicide Gorge Trail near Grabouw is thought of as one of the best hikes in the country, and sandboarders can enjoy their sport on the dunes of Betty’s Bay.”
The beaches in the region offer clear white sand and great water sport opportunities. Kayaking under safe controlled conditions is available at the Arabella Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection.
For golfers, the Arabella Golf Course,adjacent to the Arabella Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection, has been ranked as a Top 10 course, a feat achieved consecutively for 15 years. The course offers wonderful views of the the Kogelberg Mountains, and nestles along the Bot River Lagoon.
This is a region well worth spending time in. Its beautiful scenery, top-notch food and wine, and great adventure activities, means you’ll be kept busy every day of your visit.