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Hermanus, Province of the Western Cape, South Africa

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How much money will you need for your trip to Hermanus? You should plan to spend around R1,012 ($59) per day on your vacation in Hermanus, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, R578 ($34) on meals for one day and R121 ($7.03) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Hermanus for a couple is R741 ($43). So, a trip to Hermanus for two people for one week costs on average R14,161 ($823). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Hermanus for one week usually costs around R7,081 for one person. So, a trip to Hermanus for two people costs around R14,161 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs R28,323 in Hermanus. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Hermanus can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

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How much does a trip to Hermanus cost? Is Hermanus expensive? The average Hermanus trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Hermanus prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Hermanus
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Hermanus is R370. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Hermanus is R741.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Transportation Budget in Hermanus
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Hermanus is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent R121 per person, per day, on local transportation in Hermanus.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Hermanus
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Rental Cars in Hermanus
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Food Budget in Hermanus
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Hermanus can vary, the average cost of food in Hermanus is R578 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Hermanus should cost around R231 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Hermanus is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Tips and Handouts Budget in Hermanus
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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Hermanus is R25 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Hermanus is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Hermanus On a Budget
Hermanus is located on the southern coast of the Western Cape region of South Africa, situated right on the Atlantic Ocean. The area is famous for being the summer home to the Southern Right Whales who migrate there from the Antarctic every September. Hermanus offers incredible natural scenery and great opportunities for adventure seekers. The best time to visit is during their winter and spring, which runs from April through October. This is the driest time of year, meaning wildlife is easier to spot and the heat is much more bearable!
Gain a better understanding of the lovely village of Hermanus and its history at the Old Harbour Museum. From here, head to the Whale Museum where you can actually go below the surface and come face to face with the majestic Southern Right whales. If you're looking for a closer encounter with the whales, you can take a boat tour that gets you close to these huge animals. For those who prefer to stay on land, you can easily catch sights of the whales from the cliffs and walkways in town. One of the best places to go for whale watching is the Fernkloof Nature Reserve which features almost 30 acres of different landscapes. You can wander one of the many well-maintained trails in the reserve that wind through the valleys, gardens, lagoons, mountains and cliffs. Take the trail to the Cliff Path Nature Area where you can view the whales swimming around the bay nearby.
Hermanus is a small fishing village that consists of the center of town and the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Further west along the coast is Betty's Bay and the Stony Point Penguin Colony where you can get up close and personal with the penguins who live there. Further west of Betty's Bay is Cape Town, a famous port town where many day tours to Hermanus begin. Head east along the coast from Hermanus and you'll find Gansbaai, a popular fishing town best known for its large population of great white sharks.

Hermanus is an outdoor enthusiast's wonderland, offering everything from scuba diving to kayaking to surfing. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even go cage diving with great white sharks. Hermanus has a number of annual festivals that bring in spectators from around the world, including the Hawston Sea Festival in December where you can try delicious, fresh caught, seafood. There is also the annual Whale Festival in September to celebrate the migration of the Southern Right Whales coming to the area and the annual Flower Festival in August that has stunning showcases of local flora and fauna.
Food and Dining
As Hermanus is situated on the ocean, expect to find mostly seafood restaurants in the area that serve some of the freshest seafood you'll ever try. There are various cuisines in the area, including African, Italian, and even Thai. You'll find that the types of restaurants range from upscale bistros to more relaxed establishments with patio seating. No matter where you dine, be sure to try some of the local wine from the Western Cape area which is known for their delicious wines.

To get to Hermanus, fly into Cape Town then you can either rent a car and drive in or get a taxi at the airport. Some hotels and hostels offer a shuttle service which you can arrange to pick you up at the airport. Most of Hermanus can be explored on foot, with the option of a taxi service available to take you to areas further away. For those staying outside of Hermanus, there are many day trips that offer guided tours of the village and surrounding area.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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