Things to do

  • Enjoy a game of golf at the Championship Hermanus Golf Course or beautiful Arabella.
  • Embark on a wild life sea cruise to Dyer Island or sign up to dive with the Great White Shark
  • Enjoy arguably the best land based whale-watching in the world, at your own leisure, from multiple viewing spots along the dramatic shoreline ( September to March mainly).
  • Swim or surf in the turquoise waves at blue flag beaches and enjoy the rocky outcrops popular with anglers.
  • Enjoy the views from exhilarating cliff path walks and hiking trails.
  • Enjoy the amazing bird life, fauna and flora in one of the nearby nature reserves renowned for endemic plant species.
  • Participate in a variety of boating activities in nearby rivers, dams, lagoons or the sea.
  • Visit historical Danger Point, the site of the wreck of the Birkenhead
  • Take a day trip to the southernmost tip of Africa
  • Take a day trip to the quaint hamlet of Stanford and enjoy the wine, culture and cuisine on offer.
  • Explore the forests on quad bikes and zip-line through the tree canopies with local adventure guides.
  • Settle back and enjoy a braai (barbeque) on the farm or just chill on a pristine beach nearby
  • Taste wine at any of the celebrated Estates on our doorstep.
  • Try a Beer or Gin tasting with a hearty meal at the widely acclaimed Hemel en Aarde Brewery.
  • Enjoy a wide variety of South African cuisine at any of the nearby restaurants.
  • Bring your mountain bikes and experience the trails and routes used in ‘The Epic’ (South Africa’s premier mountain bike race). Permits must be purchased at the Wine Shop at the entrance to The Valley.
  • Climb Babylonstoren Mountain. A full day outing, weather permitting, for those who are ‘up’ to it. Experience spectacular 360 degree views of The Overberg and surrounding oceans under the watchful eyes of Black Eagles.
  • Simply relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Hemel en Aarde Valley in the comfortable luxury of your own cosy self catered cottage.