Vermont is a seaside village just 10 minutes from Hermanus and a perfect getaway for those seeking a peaceful holiday in magnificent surroundings. Vermont nestles snugly between Brêkfis Bay and the Babilonstoring Mountains and the unspoilt beach offers some wonderful fishing, sunbathing and shell collecting opportunities, while the surrounding foothills make for scenic hikes and bicycle rides through unique fynbos vegetation. Vermont also has its own pretty, little nature reserve, well worth a visit.
Vermont offers boat-based whale and shark watching tours, which are particularly rewarding during the whale-mating season from May until December. On the beach, the Onrus River rests in a pretty lagoon before running over the sand and joining the ocean. A quick drive from Vermont to Hermanus brings one to Walker Bay, a great place for fishing and the best land based whale watching site in the world.