Hermanus Popular for Short Stay
Cisca De Vries from Seeff Hermanus says that the town benefits from its close proximity to Cape Town and the international airport. That means that up to 40% of our visitors are foreigners, mostly from the UK and USA.
A popular weekend getaway for people from the Cape and inland provinces and over the summer season, the town is packed with visitors. As the whale capital of the country, it is also busy over the schools holidays, even during winter when you can spot the magnificent Southern Right Whales in Walker Bay. Festivals are another big attraction which brings more visitors to the town. While our beautiful beaches and water-based adventures are a big attraction, we also have the beautiful Hemel en Aarde Wine Valley, fabulous waterfront cafés and now also a regional mall, the Whale Coast Mall.
High season rates are around R1,650/night for a flat and R5,500/night for a house/villa. The closer to the beach you are, the more expensive, but it depends on the area and property, she says. Low season rates are about 30%-50% cheaper.
The busier the tourist season, the better the rates that visitors will pay.
Author: Gina Meintjes