Hermanus is now home to a new wine route named "Hermanus Wine Route R320" that runs along the R320, with 15 wine producers on the 20km route.
The R320, a regional road that connects Hermanus with nearby Caledon in the Overberg region, is leading wine lovers to the tasting rooms of estates in the aptly named Hemel en Aarde (Afrikaans for "heaven and earth") Valley.
Between wine tasting and whale watching, locals and tourists can also participate in a range of activities which include walking and hiking in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve and its fynbos covered mountains, as well as fishing in the Walker Bay or shark cage diving in nearby Gansbaai.
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To mark the re-launch, wine producers along the new wine route have collaborated in the production of a special red blend also known as (Hermanus Wine Route) R320, sales of which will go towards a charity registered to give educational assistance to pupils in the Hermanus area.
Bottles of the (Hermanus Wine Route) R320 red blend are available from restaurants and retail outlets in the area, and each costs about R100.