Hermanus is a seaside town southeast of Cape Town, in South Africa’s Western Province. It is known as the whale-watching capital of South Africa and lies on the Indian Ocean. The annual Whale Festival is a highlight on the calendar and visitors come from all over the world to enjoy this spectacular event. The Whale Festival gives people the opportunity to observe these amazing creatures from up close, with lots of entertainment, good food and our own wines, festivals, music and many craft stores for the keen shoppers.
The town centre also boasts some of the quaintest shops, two large shopping malls and a relatively large industrial area. It also has three hospitals, one provincial, one a Mediclinic as well as an oncology hospital.
The town of Hermanus has an estimated population of +- 98,000 inhabitants, 2018 figures with the demographics as follows; – African 43%, Coloured 29% and Whites 28% and Asian less than 0.2%
Hermanus is proud of one of the best golf courses in the country, offering 27 of the best laid out and beautifully manicured golf holes in the country. Close by there are also several other golf courses, Arabella, Kleinmond and Kleinbaai, all within 30 minutes of driving. Our town also offers beach lovers several sandy options for a perfect day at the beach, thanks to the usually mild Mediterranean climate and coastal location of the town. We have a variety of beaches, from the expansive Blue Flag Grotto Beach to the quieter secluded beaches tucked away amongst the cliffs and dunes; every beach offering its own unique experience.
Breakfast Bay is situated between Onrus River and Fisherhaven and is ideal for a relaxed picnic or snorkelling adventures. Onrus Beach is situated at the edge of the Onrus River and the Onrus Lagoon mouth gives children the perfect location for a safer swimming experience.
Then there is also the Sandbaai Main Beach, Langbaai and Kamma Baai with ideal braai locations under shady milkwood trees and rocks to climb. Voëlklip Beach is a surfer’s favourite and ideal for non-sand lovers as it offers levelled grassy lawns as well as a sandy shore.
As mentioned, Grotto is the largest beach in the area and it stretches along the coast for over 18 kilometres bordered by mountains and indigenous plant life. It is also a Blue Flag beach and can accommodate a large crowd with enough parking and eateries. It is a beautiful area to go for long walks, either in organised groups or individually.
Within this charming ambience and champagne of Hermanus lies the Mariner’s Village Lifestyle Estate, an affordably priced, large residential security complex with a 24-hr manned gate and nightly patrols. The estate was launched in 2005 on a 14-hectare site in Westcliff, it is within walking distance of the New Harbour and the spectacular cliff path walkways with the sound of waves breaking at certain times of the day. It offers a variety of accommodation, from ordinary houses to flats to and we hope to soon add a frail care centre as well.
Properties within the confines of the estate boast both beautiful mountain and sea views over Walker Bay and a wealth of wildlife! Mariners Village’s garden theme is Cape fynbos throughout with water-wise plants and beautiful walk-paths in this fynbos paradise.
Mariners Village is walking distance to all three hospitals, the town centre, the mall and the cliff paths. Due to the estate’s central location, owners/residents do not experience traffic madness during peak periods. The estate also offers safe and pleasant Air B & B accommodation.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this secure lifestyle village within walking distance to the heart of Hermanus! Mariners Village Lifestyle Estate offers discerning, price-sensitive buyers a lifestyle opportunity to reside within a walled and gated security guarded estate whilst enjoying the beauty of the nearby village and the vistas so characteristic of Hermanus.