Hermanus

Destination

Cape Whale Coast – Best time to go

Best time to visit Cape Whale Coast

Best times to visit

Autumn Season

Autumn temperatures in Hermanus remain mostly the same as in the summer, with sunny days and blue skies. Late afternoon brings the ‘Champagne air’ to Hermanus, a soft mist that cools the evening. 

Our Favourite Season

If you want to see whales, head to Hermanus between September and November, when the water temperature has warmed. If you’re looking for a beach holiday, visit Hermanus between December and February, when the weather is sunny and warm. 

Spring Season

Vibrant shades of green explode around Hermanus during the spring, giving life to the sand dunes that rim the ocean and turning the vineyards a lush colour. Temperatures are mild and days sunny and the water temperatures are warm, making this the best time for whale-watching. 

Summer Season

Summer in Hermanus is sunny and dry with a soft sea breeze tempering any extreme heat so that the temperatures remain warm but not hot. The beaches around Hermanus come alive as they fill with people. 

Winter Season

Winter temperatures in Hermanus are generally quite mild, with temperatures never dipping below the single digits, even in mid-winter. Occasionally, ocean breezes become strong with violent waves lashing the coast.

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Average weather in January

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Hermanus
22ºC
9mm

Average weather in February

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Hermanus
23ºC
15mm

Average weather in March

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Hermanus
22ºC
15mm

Average weather in April

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Hermanus
19ºC
63mm

Average weather in May

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Hermanus
16ºC
64mm

Average weather in June

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Hermanus
14ºC
80mm

Average weather in July

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Hermanus
13ºC
95mm

Average weather in August

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Hermanus
14ºC
69mm

Average weather in September

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Hermanus
15ºC
43mm

Average weather in October

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Hermanus
17ºC
38mm

Average weather in November

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Hermanus
19ºC
24mm

Average weather in December

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Hermanus
22ºC
18mm