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Top 3 stops between Muizenberg and Hermanus, South Africa

The coastal road that separates Muizenberg and Hermanus is full of magnificent stops. It is full of hidden paradise beaches and even offer an unusual wine route away from the tourist vineyards of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Follow this guide to not miss any of these activities.

Stop at Muizenberg and its beach with colorful huts: one of the best surf spots in South Africa

Stop at Muizenberg and its beach with colorful huts: one of the best surf spots in South Africa

Muizenberg is known all over the world for its famous surf spot. Stop to enjoy the beach and its colorful huts that you could see on all the postcards. The best is even to take a surf lesson with the instructors of the 'Surf Shack' school! However, keep an eye out for the shark-shaped flag that indicates if there is a white shark nearby! Several teams are posted on the heights with binoculars to give the alert. Rest assured, there are only accidents very very rarely.

Stops at the beautiful beaches of the coast between Muizenberg and Hermanus in South Africa

Stops at the magnificent beaches of the coast between Muizenberg and Hermanus in South Africa

From there, plan between 1:30 and 2 hours by car to reach Hermanus along the magnificent coast via Betty's Bay. You can stop at the little known beach of Kogel Bay which is a hidden gem from tourists! The water is much warmer there than in Cape Town because the beach is located on the other side of the peninsula and benefits from the warm currents of the Indian Ocean. Many others heavenly beaches hidden below are accessible all along the route. Keep an eye out for the best stops!

Stop on the Hermanus wine route in South Africa at Creation

Stop on the Hermanus wine route in South Africa at Creation

If you have time, you can explore the Hermanus wine route with its vines exposed to the cold sea breeze. This unique geographical location gives birth to unusual wines that we loved to discover. If you only have to visit one winefarm, then the best stop is the excellent Creation domain located at the end of the wine route. The valley that surrounds it is just splendid and there is nothing better than to taste their wines at the end of the afternoon on the terrace with a board of cheeses and cold meats!

Our favorite B&B for accommodation in Hermanus in South Africa

Our favorite B&B for accommodation in Hermanus in South Africa

We wanted to be close to downtown restaurants and the waterfront without breaking the bank. This is why we have chosen 6 Stemmet Lodge which is the best value for money in town. Very well located, it also offers a very pleasant swimming pool.

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For more options, we recommend reading our article on the best hotels in Hermanus.

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