Open Water Swim

The Open Water Swim is a must-do event for open water enthusiasts.

About the event

The Open Water Swim is a must-do event for any open water enthusiast.

Brave the Atlantic Ocean with the 2.5km swim starting at the New Harbour and finishing at the historic Old Harbour as the panoramic cliff path offers a perfect bird’s eye view to family, friends and fans. 

About the event

In 2019 we introduced an ultra 5km swim for the serious water babies! This longer swim starts at the Old Harbour, heading toward the New Harbour’s turnaround point and then back to the Old Harbour.

Come take on the cold water, if you dare.

2.5km (Hermanus New Harbour)
5km (Hermanus Old Harbour)

Finish: (Hermanus Old Harbour)


Browse a collection of photos from previous years events. 

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Rules & Regulations

Make sure you check out the general event rules.

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