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Don’t Miss the Famous Whale Festival in Hermanus – 4 Days Only!
By Rone Erwee
Dated: Jul 14, 2010
The 4-Day Whale Festival in Hermanus is just around the corner - so start planning now! The famous
festival offers some of the best whale-spotting opportunities of the year and harnesses the excitement of
whale-watching season in Hermanus.
It’s the most popular time of year to visit the town, so you need to book your accommodation as soon as
From 24 to 28 September 2010, Hermanus is transformed into a whale-spotting hub, as visitors flock in to
see the magnificent whales and celebrate the start of spring. Take whale-watching boat rides, enjoy
fantastic restaurant specials and shop at bustling craft markets. The 4-day festival sets the town alive and is
not to be missed!
South Africa’s premier whale-watching destination
Hermanus is renowned as South Africa’s premier destination for whale watching. From winter to early
spring, Southern Right Whales approach the town’s shores to mate, calf and play in the crisp waters of the
The cliffs on which Hermanus perches provide panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and its majestic
inhabitants. The town boasts the world’s only whale crier, who alerts residents to the arrival and location of
whales by blowing on his kelp horn.
A number of Hermanus hotels provide excellent sea views, allowing visitors to spot whales from the
comfort of their hotel suites. Those desiring a closer whale encounter can book a boat tour to venture into
the ocean and see the whales in their natural habitat.
Soak up the festivities of the 4-day Hermanus Whale Festival
The Hermanus Whale Festival is about more than just whale watching. The influx of local and
international visitors brings the town to life, and for four days, Hermanus becomes a destination geared
towards all-day festivities and night-long revelry.
A variety of live entertainment is on offer, including street theatre, concerts, cabaret and comed