The coastal village of Onrus, about 120km outside of Cape Town, lies on a narrow coastal strip, sandwiched between majestic mountains and the sea, surrounded by fynbos. The area around Onrus is legendary for its "champagne" air and Southern Right whales can be spotted near the Onrus beach in season.
Onrus is great for crayfish diving. The beach is well-known to surfers and a fresh water lagoon and nearby pool offer safe swimming. Rock pools with abundant marine flora and fauna are popular for snorkelling.
The area around Onrus is teeming with bird life such as the Black Oystercatcher and various species of Terns. The nearby Vermont Nature Reserve has a hiking trail that covers an area stretching from Brêkfis Bay to the Hawston harbour.
Hermanus, just five kilometres away, has the best land based whale watching site in the world and is home to the Fernkloof Nature Reserve showcasing ericas, proteas, and other fynbos species.