The Hermanus Cliff Path is a paved pathway that runs along the coastal shore line from one end of the town of Hermanus to the other. Starting at the New Harbour in the west and ending at the Klein River mouth in the east, the pathway covers a total of 10 kilometres – and the path can be picked up at various points along the way. Lush and green, the cliff path is surrounded by shrubs and fynbos which are home to all sorts of interesting creatures from dassies to lizards and many birds.
Hermanus is famed as having some of the best land-based whale watching in the world – and the cliff path offers an excellent vantage point. Take along a picnic and your binoculars and find a bench from which to view the whales. The section closer to town is suitable for wheelchairs and prams – while further out of town there are some areas with steps.