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Explore the beaches

Explore the beaches

Breakfast Bay.
If untouched, hidden gems are your favourite thing, Breakfast Bay is just that. This little beach is situated in Vermont, just past Onrus River and on the way to Fisherhaven. It’s ideal for a relaxed picnic and a favourite with locals for just that (hence the name) or snorkeling adventures.

Onrus Beach.

The perfect beach for families with small children and adventurous older siblings, Onrus Beach is a wonderful place. The more intrepid can catch a wave in the surf or bodyboard in the breakers. For those seeking warmer, calmer waters, a dip in the nearby lagoon is perfect. 

Sandbaai Main Beach.

Langbaai. Kammabaai.

Voelklip Beach.

Grotto Beach.

Lizette’s Kitchen

Lizette’s Kitchen

Offering the rare combination of excellent food, a generous and wide-ranging drinks list, as well as entertainment for kids outside below the terrace, Lizette’s Kitchen is popular with families, visitors, parties and more. In summer, you can enjoy a drink outside on the wraparound stoep or on the wide deck, and in winter enjoy a cosy meal by the fireplace.

Opens:
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 10pm

Friday – Saturday: 9am – 10pm

Sunday: 9am – 9pm

Contact: 028 314 0308, lizettesfom@gmail.com

Address: 20 on 8th Street, Voelklip, Hermanus, Western Cape

Origins at The Marine

Origins at The Marine

At Origins, the focus is on fresh, locally sources food made simply. Watch our highly trained chefs at work in the open kitchen or enjoy the view of the rolling waves. Come in for tapas, craft beer or a multi-course fine dining experience, you can find it at Origins.

Opens:
Monday – Sunday: 12pm – 2.30pm; 6pm – 9.30pm

Contact: 028 313 1000, gm@themarine.co.za

Address: The Marine Hotel, Marine Drive, Hermanus, Western Cape

Fabio’s Ristorante

Fabio’s Ristorante

One of just 25 South African Italian restaurants accredited by the Italian Chamber of Commerce, Fabio’s Ristorante is dedicated to real Italian cuisine. Enjoy an authentic meal in the cosy restaurant and pick up imported Italian delicacies from their deli to recreate your own masterpieces at home. Along with their extensive menu, Fabio’s also have a great range of local and Italian wines to complement their delicious dishes.

Opens:
Monday – Sunday, 11am – 10pm

Contact: 028 313 0532, info@fabios.co.za

Address: 60 St Peters Lane, Hermanus, Western Cape

Fisherman’s Cottage

Fisherman’s Cottage

Housed in an 1800 century converted fisherman’s cottage, the restaurant (aptly named Fisherman’s Cottage) was opened in 1991 and has been serving a rich variety of seafood since then. Locals and visitors alike enjoy their seafood and delicacies from the blackboard menu inside the cosy cottage or outside on the deck.

Opens:
Tuesday – Saturday: 6pm – 9pm

Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 3pm

Contact: 028 312 3642, bookings@fishermanscottage.co.za

Address: 3A Harbour Road, Hermanus, Western Cape

The Barefoot Cook

The Barefoot Cook

In a quiet courtyard, away from the hustle and bustle of Hermanus town centre, lies the Barefoot Cook, an oasis of calm. The ever-changing blackboard menu gives chef Anton a chance to continually change and improve on the dishes that go out, giving visitors a new experience each day.

Opens:
Tuesday – Friday: 11am – 4.45pm; 6pm – 9.30pm

Contact: 028 312 4681, info@barefootcookhermanus.co.za

Address: 12 Aberdeen Street, Hermanus, Western Cape

Burgundy Seafront Restaurant

Burgundy Seafront Restaurant

In a historic building overlooking the old Hermanus Harbour lies Burgundy. A Hermanus landmark, the oldest building in town, as well as a National Monument, the restaurant was opened in its current iteration by local wine family, the Hamilton Russels. The food is a delicious cross section of seafood and other culianry delights and the wine list a virtual walk through the Cape winelands, both local and further afield.

Opens:
Monday – Sunday, 8am – 9pm

Contact: 028 312 2800, info@burgundyrestaurant.co.za

Address: 7 Harbour Road, Hermanus, Western Cape

Rossi’s Italian Restaurant

Rossi’s Italian Restaurant

If you’re looking for tasty, housemade food in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, Rossi’s is a great stop. A Hermanus institution, they’ve been running since 1985 serving up traditional Italian food to locals and visitors alike.  

Opens:
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 9.30 pm

Friday & Saturday: 11am – 10pm

Contact: 028 312 2848, info@rossis.co.za

Address: 10 High Street, Hermanus, Western Cape

Paradiso Restaurant

Paradiso Restaurant

This Italian-South African eatery is in the centre of bustling Hermanus with a welcoming ambience and a great vibe. Serving bright, fresh and seasonal food, their wide open deck is the ideal spot to while away summer evenings.

Opens:
Monday – Friday: 10am – 9pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10.30am – 9pm

Contact: 028 313 1153, paradiso@liebritz.com

Address: 83 Marine Drive, Hermanus, Western Cape

Pear Tree Bistro

Pear Tree Bistro

Overlooking the old Hermanus Harbour is a piazza where the Pear Tree Bistro finds its home. Producing creative and tasteful dishes in this beautiful location, Pear Tree offers a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere to enjoy your meal.

Opens:
Monday – Sunday, 11.30am – 10pm

Contact: 028 313 1224, info@pear-tree.co.za

Address: 2 Godfrey Cottages, Village Square, 81 Marine Drive, Hermanus, Western Cape

Harbour Rock

Harbour Rock

A little way out of Hermanus town centre, overlooking the working fishing and whalewatching harbour, lies the Harbour Rock. A Hermanus institution, it was established in 1997 and has been serving up consistently great food since then. The menu focusses on top quality seafood and was one of the first restaurants in Hermanus to serve sushi. Choose from the extensive seafood menu or indulge in one of their meatier dishes. There truly is something for everyone.

Opens:
Lunch: Monday – Sunday, 11.30am – 4pm

Dinner: Monday – Sunday, 6pm – 10pm

Contact: 028 312 2920, harbourrock@hermanus.co.za

Address: Suite 24A, New Harbour, Hermanus, Western Cape

Groves Café

Groves Café

In the friendly atmosphere at Groves Cafeé, you can enjoy your flat white and a view of the whales in the bay. The fresh, delicious menu has something for everyone from breakfast through to a late lunch. Oh, and remember to take a look at the cakes and scones, they are not to be missed!

Opens:
Monday – Sunday: 8am – 5pm

Contact: 028 312 4277, info@fusionrestaurant.co.za

Address: 5 Village Square, Marine Drive, Hermanus, Western Cape

La Pentola

La Pentola

La Pentola overlooks the grand expanse of Walker Bay through their panoramic windows. This South African culinary leader – originally started in Johannesburg in 1995 and now in Hermanus – is known for their fresh seafood, prime cuts and exotic game. 

Opens:
Monday – Sunday, 11am – 10pm

Contact: 028 313 1685, lapentolahermanus@telkomsa.net

Address: Shop 4, Ocean View, 87 Marine Drive, Hermanus, Western Cape

The Classroom Restaurant

The Classroom Restaurant

The Classroom, home to graduate chefs from the local Warwick Chefs School, lies in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Village just outside Hermanus. The perfect venue for a wedding, birthday or other celebration, their weekly Sunday Lunch is also a more casual way to enjoy their delicious food. 

Opens: Sunday, 12pm – 3pm

Contact: 028 316 3582, warwicks@hermanus.co.za

Address: Hemel-en-Aarde Village, Sandbaai, Hermanus, Western Cape

The Milkwood Restaurant

The Milkwood Restaurant

Hidden in the milkwoods that line Onrus Beach and Lagoon, lies the neighbourhood gem that is The Milkwood. Separated into The Restaurant and The Beach Hut, you can enjoy a refined and delicious plate of food overlooking the lagoon, or a casual (but just as tasty) bite downstairs in the Beach Bar. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and the wine list is a succinct walk through the local wine region.

Opens: 
Monday – Sunday: 8am – 10pm

Contact: 028 316 1516, info@themilkwood.co.za

Address: Atlantic Drive, Onrus Beach, Hermanus, Western Cape

Moody Lagoon at Benguela Cove

Moody Lagoon at Benguela Cove

Headed up by talented young Namibian chef, Annie Badenhorst, Moody Lagoon at Benguela Cove is known for their fresh, creative and memorable food. Situated apart from the bustle of Hermanus, closer to Botriver, Benguela Cove is a haven of delicious wine, tasty food and plenty for the whole family to do. 

Opens:
Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 3pm

Thursday – Saturday, 6pm – 9pm

Saturday, 8am – 10.30am

Sunday, 10am –12pm

Contact: 087 357 0637, info@benguelacove.co.za

Address: R43 Bot River Lagoon, Walker Bay, Hermanus, Western Cape