Onrus, Sanbaai and Vermont

Onrus, Sandbaai and Vermont

Onrus River

For many years the picturesque holiday town of Onrus has been first on many people’s lists when holiday time comes around.

Properties in Onrus can offer either beautiful mountain or spectacular ocean views and some are perched on the edge of the tranquil Onrus Lagoon. Whether you fancy a cosy beach cottage or a spacious holiday home you will find something that suits you.

Onrus beach is a superb surfing beach and the area is known for its peace and tranquillity.

Onrus also includes the areas of Chanteclair that offers prime location against the Onrus mountains with magnificent ocean views over Walker Bay.

Berghof borders Chanteclair on the mountain side and is an access controlled area.

With a variety of accommodation to choose from, natural beauty and being close to Hermanus and all amenities this is the ideal place to settle down or spend your holidays.


Sandbaai is a small seaside suburb situated on the edge of Hermanus. It offers a laid-back and relaxed atmosphere and is more rustic than other residential areas.

First-time homeowners will find excellent investment opportunities here and can choose between affordable holiday homes and stunning beachfront properties. Sandbaai is located at the entrance of the famous Hemel-en-Aarde Valley providing easy access to the local wine route, excellent restaurants, art galleries and wine shops.

The much acclaimed Curro Private School has recently opened its doors in Sandbaai and new developments near this school are thriving. Although the Hermanus business centre, local public schools and shops are approximately 7 km away, Sandbaai has its own general Superette as well as a Woolworths Food Store conveniently close.

A shopping mall is on the cards for this suburb and locals are looking forward to this happening soon!


Vermont is a seaside village nestled at the foot the Kleinrivier Mountain range bordering on the Hoek van der Berg nature reserve, just 10 minutes from Hermanus. Vermont serves mainly as a holiday village, its residents making their way here primarily during holiday seasons.

Vermont borders on Onrus and on a number of green belts created in an effort to maintain the inherent tranquillity and endemic fynbos and bird life in the area. A beautiful coastal path stretches from neighbour Onrus along the coastline becoming what is now known as the Vermont Trail, interspersed with tidal pools and ending at the sand dunes of Brekvis (Breakfast) Bay, one of the most undisturbed beaches in the area.

The Vermont Salt Pan, an ecologically sensitive seasonal body of water that teems with bird-life, plays host to a large population of flamingos that come here to breed - their pink wings and long legs against the backdrop of the mountain make a wonderfully scenic memento.