Family Friendly Hermanus

Stanford Hills offers an idyllic setting for lazy mornings or afternoons

While away happy hours at Stanford Hills

Are you new to Hermanus and wondering what activities are offered for families? Or have you been here ‘forever’ but suddenly realized you’re oblivious to a world of new family friendly activities and attractions?

Ask Jack’s Mom to help with suggestions for daily, weekend and holiday events, activities and whole lot of other useful information!

Whether you’re a sports fan, budding artist, adrenaline junkie, nature lover, computer geek, powerful player, animal lover, there's something for you!  Teenagers, tweens and toddlers are catered for.

In addition to all the regular attractions, there are special events like shows, open days, fun-runs and sporting activities.  Just AskJacksMom!  She’s compiled lists of things to do and places to go - especially for you and your family.

Clubs, Events, Workshops and Holiday Activities

Join Cubs, Scouts or Voortrekkers at their weekly meetings.  Enjoy music, dancing, gymnastics, karate, drama, horseriding or swimming lessons.  There are also options for extra reading, maths, Afrikaans and science lessons.  In addition, there are a number of occupational therapists based in Hermanus.

Fun for Free

Great news, is that not everything comes with a price tag. Sign up for the FREE weekly Park Run.   Then conquer the cliff path walk or marvel at the amazing 360 degree view from the top of Hoys Koppie. You could also spend a day whale watching, dassie spotting or playing in a park. There are loads of free activities in the area, find our list of Top 10 Free Things to Do in Hermanus here.


Start with a blank canvas and create your own holiday itinerary. Spot the seals sunning themselves at the new harbour, build sandcastles at the beach, fly a kite or visit the library. Up for a drive? See our list of 10 Must-visit Destinations within a 30 minute drive of Hermanus here.

Regular Activities and Attractions

Pirate Golf Adventure and the Splash Pad at Benguela Cove has been added to the list of fun family activities that require an entrance fee. Others are Wonderland, Rocklands Petting Farm, Whale House Museum, Whale Coast Theatre and Wheelspin. Onlines Gamers have three venues to choose from and mountain bikers can buy a permit for mountain bike trails in the Hemel en Aarde Valley. Find a list of Top 10 Paid for Activities and Attractions in Hermanus here.

On a budget? Check out the list of Top 5 Things to do in Hermanus under R50.

Be a Tourist in your Town

People travel from around the world to Hermanus to see the whales and enjoy the unique natural beauty.  If you are lucky enough to call Hermanus home, take up the challenge to be a tourist in your own town! Experience and enjoy as many of the activities, events and attractions possible that are available to families. And if you’re still unsure of what to do or where to go for family friendly fun… just AskJacksMom!