Hermanus is something of an unspoilt paradise. In the town, people roam the streets, stopping to browse the many boutiques; nature’s beauty is admired and preserved; and dining experiences are a delight, with fresh seafood and local wines being the highlights of many menus.
A cave on the coast, a meal overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses, a quaint and cosy restaurant in the heart of Hermanus and a shoreline favourite. Before we begin, also discover 5 of the best things to do in Morocco.
Here are 4 must-try dining spots in Hermanus
1. Bietang’s Cave Restaurant & Wine Bar
‘Extreme dining’ in one of the calmest places on Earth is exactly what you’ll find at Bientang’s Cave Restaurant & Wine Bar, renowned for being one of the best whale-watching spots on the planet. The ‘extreme’ part comes from the experience of dining right on the rocks with the ocean’s hum and roar right at your feet.
Watch as the waves rise and fall as you enjoy an incredible seafood platter and a glass of wine, and get ready to up and move inside the cave if the sea feels particularly feisty that day. To top off the experience, the cave is also something of a fairytale. The century-old cave portion of the restaurant once served as the home of a witch who lived right here in Hermanus at the mouth of the ocean.
- Where: In a cave, Below Marine Drive, Hermanus (100m from Old Harbour)
- Website: Bietang’s Cave
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2. Lizette’s Kitchen
If it’s a cosy dining experience you’re after with that feeling of being home, then Lizette’s Kitchen awaits your arrival. Serving up some of the best fish and chips, the beautiful farmhouse property near Grotto Beach emulates a feeling of dining nostalgically. Lizette’s is also a fabulous spot to grab a coffee thanks to its coffee bar, where you can start your day with the soft and sleepy rays of the Hermanus sunlight.
- Where: 20 on 8th Street Voelklip
- Website: lizetteskitchen.co.za
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3. The Hermanus Golf Club Restaurant
The Hermanus Golf Club Restaurant is a must for anyone who’s craving comfort food with one of the most beautiful views of the mountain range in the Western Cape. Boasting luscious greenery as well as flora to boast, the Golf Club Restaurant serves as a firm favourite for a good ole Sunday Lunch, perfect for the whole family. It’s Pork Wellington will have you singing the chef’s praises, and the best part of the experience is that your wallet won’t sue you for it.
- Where: Fernkloof Estate
- Website: Hermanus Golf Club
A beachfront gem, Dutchies overlooks Grotto Beach from some of the best seats, but mountain views are also on the menu for your eye’s feasting. Sitting under a Milkwood tree, you’ll feel a wonderful sense of serenity at Dutchies – if you can get a table.
Dutchies is a popular watering hole for a reason, and if you are looking to visit owners Joke Gonggrijp and Daan’s well-loved spot, you’ll definitely want to make a booking in advance.
- Where: Grotto Street, Voelklip
- Website: dutchies.co.za
Picture: Bietang’s Cave / Instagram