Rustic Hideaways

Characterful and scenic cottages in the Hemel en Aarde Valley

The spectacular Hemel En Aarde Valley is situated just outside of the coastal town Hermanus which is regarded as the best place for land based whale watching in the world.

The Hemel en Aarde Valley offers some of the best wines and restaurants on offer in the Cape Province. At the start of the wine route the Hemel en Aarde road meanders past well known landmarks such as Hermanuspietersfontein, Die Wijnskool, Hamilton Russel, Plaaskombuis and Bouchard Finlayson.

Up on the plateau it passes La Vierge, Sumaridge, Newton Johnson, Moggs, Spookfontein, Ataraxia and Creation. Surrounded by vines, orchards and olive groves and situated between Spookfontein and Newton Johnson is Clouds End Farm on the mountainside with spectacular views of the valley and De Werf Country Estate with its freshwater dams at the foothills of the imposing Babylonstoren mountain range.

Both these establishments have characterfull and affordable self-catering cottages.

For the more adventurous there is MTB trails, paragliding, zip lining, quad biking and horse riding. For the rest – wine tasting!

All in all the Hemel en Aarde Valley offers an unique, safe and relaxing experience for the whole family.

Activities & Attractions
Things to around Hermanus
Eating Out
Adventuring can be a hungry business – take a break at any one of the many restaurants offering everything from cake to full course meals.
Wine Experiences
Hermanus is famous for it’s beautiful Hemel en Aarde valley, which is home to some of the world’s best wines. Take a gander, take a sip, and enjoy!
Adventure Experiences
For an unforgettable time, call Walkerbay Adventures – they cater to all of your adventure needs; from sea kayaking to tours.
Facilities at Rustic Hideaways

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De Werf Estate
Hemel-en-Aarde Valley