Nestled between the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Onrus is an idyllic seaside village. Located mere minutes from the tourist-laden bustle of Hermanus, this offers an alternative: a relaxed, tranquil environment, surrounded by unsullied natural beauty. A mere 120km from Cape Town, and nestled in the very heart of the Whale Route, Onrus is surrounded by the fynbos of the Cape Floral Kingdom and majestic Milkwood trees.
Onrus is the perfect balance between the convenience of urban life, and the peaceful serenity of living in a small town. The area is very popular with permanent residents, including many artists and others who value the serenity, as well as seasonal holiday-makers, who unwind on the pristine beach. The beach is popular for swimmers, with a tranquil lagoon and a bird hide in the adjourning nature reserve, with many rare bird species (including Giant Kingfishers) and even the occasional sea otter.
The beach is also popular with surfers and body-boarders, who are occasionally joined by curious dolphins. Mere minutes along the beautiful coastal path is a natural tidal pool, Davie's Pool, located at the popular Onrus Caravan Park. The pool is located immediately next to the beautiful Harder Bay Marine Reserve, where visitors can enjoy spectacular sunsets over the ocean in unspoiled natural surroundings.
Onrus Caravan Park is a municipal campsite located at about 5 minutes drive from the centre of Hermanus.
Few resorts can beat Onrus's stunning location - under milkwoods right next to the breaking waves of the mighty Atlantic. You can virtually step out of your caravan and go crayfishing. There are 300 caravan and tent sites with a tidal pool. Fewer than 50% of the stands are electrified. Electricity is charged separately.