The little town of Onrus is located in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. It is an easy drive from Cape Town, which will have you there in less than 2 hours. Once you get there, you will be blown away by the serenity of the area and the variety of relaxing holiday activities on offer.
Onrus lies on the banks of the Onrus River (hence the name) right where the river meets the sea. This means that should take holiday there, not only will you have access to a beautiful sandy beach but also a lagoon. These two features alone provide endless opportunities from sandcastle building to surfing, beach walks, fishing and paddling in the lagoon.
The town is small with a relaxed vibe. It is the kind of place where one walks whenever possible instead of getting into a car. Despite its relaxed atmosphere though, it still provides all the necessary amenities such as a grocery store, a pharmacy and one or two great restaurants with lovely views of the sea.
Onrus is down the road from Hermanus and the Hemel en Aarde Wine Valley is not far away either. This allows those who want to explore a little further the opportunity to go wine-tasting and check out the many attractions which Hermanus has to offer, such as the Old Harbour Museum.
For those who like to keep things simple (that is car free) on their holidays, there are tidal pools to explore and if you obtain a permit, diving for crayfish is on the cards too. In season (June to September) your chances of spotting whales is very good too.
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Onrus River Cottage is located on the Onrus River in the small exclusive suburb known as Bosplassie. Ideally located to offer the best of both worlds for guests who enjoy privacy, tranquillity and na... Read More
Apartment : Holiday home self-catering.
Accommodation: 8 persons, 4 bedrooms
Four bedrooms, of which one has a double bed, other two twin beds and a bedroom leading onto veranda with a double ... Read More
Rose Cottage, a beautiful decorated and romantic venue at la Petite Rose in Onrus. It consists of a main bedroom-en-suite, guest toilet, living area, kitchenette with microwave oven, fridge. Cutle... Read More
Eendag Holiday House, is a self catering holiday home, situated two minutes walk from the sea in Onrusrivier near Hermanus, South Africa.Onrus is conveniently situated in terms of easy access to a nat... Read More
This cosy flat is attached to the main house, but has a private entrance and a private outdoor patio area. The fully carpeted room has a double bed and the TV/sitting area is furnished with a couch, a... Read More
- Upmarket Seafront Cottage In Onrus River near Hermanus
- Spectacular sea view over Walker Bay
- Especially popular for its Whale watching
- Splendid beach nearby
- The Jan Rabie tidal pool acro... Read More
Our little house is a self catering cottage for up to 8 people. There are 6 single beds and two double sleeper couches that can accommodate 2 couples.
Our little house is situated 200m from the sea, ... Read More
A friendly holiday home a mere 200 meters from one of the most popular beaches in Hermanus, awaits families & friends for year holidays and 'getaway' breaks.
Those in need of a rest, can lie back ... Read More
Come and enjoy a Romantic Getaway in Hermanus.
* Modern 1 bedroom Flat * Fully equipped * Quiet Area with mountain Views * Small garden
Because of the beautiful countryside that defines Onrus an... Read More
"Elangeni" means "Place in the sun" in Xhosa, and is well suited to this popular corner of the Cape South Coast, South Africa.
The cottage is situated approximately 1 km from the beach and river es... Read More
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Love that it is so close to Hermanus yet not so busy
- Jenny Barbour
Onrus and surrounding area was amazing. We were a group of older women on a women's getaway. Went to Betty's Bay, Hangklip and Pringle Bay. We saw the penguins, no whales however, had a picnic, went to Stanford, broused in antique shops, had a meal and beer tasting at the Berkenhead, visited wine farms in the Hemel en Aarde valley and Gabrielskloof, visited Botrivier. We had a fantastic weekend.
- Rentia Venter
Perfect for walking, running, cycling. Safe for children.
- Brenda Mcgiven
A beautiful, peaceful place with a lagoon and beach.
- Martin Slammat
Perfect holiday destination.
- Janine Coleske