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Whale Watching in Hermanus

Whale Watching in Hermanus

Whale Season has begun and the Southern Right Whales are full up in Walker Bay, Hermanus truly a beautiful sight to behold.

As summer approaches so do the Southern Right Whales, gracing both local and international visitors with their magnificent presence. One can hear the kelp horn singing its soulful tune on the cliffs of Hermanus alerting visitors that there are whales in the bay.

The Southern Right Whales visit our shore from June to early December every year and they show of their babies to everyone’s delight. Breaching, spyhopping lobtailing or just floating around in Walker Bay. Visitor to Hermanus can enjoy whale watching either by boat or just meandering along the famous cliff path.

The key to land based whale watching is patience, so pack a picnic, grab a blanket and relax at one of the many whale watching spots along the cliffs.



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Experience The Beauty of Hermanus in Winter

Experience The Beauty of Hermanus in Winter

Hermanus is truly a town for all seasons.

‪Guaranteed the winter weather in Hermanus will always accommodate everyone’s visit or extended holiday getaway.

Hermanus has many shades of winter…

One day there are stormy seas, mist and rain, the perfect weather for board games, a good book you’ve been wanting to read forever and enjoying one of the fine red wines from the Hemel en Aarde Valley Wine Route.

The next day may have clear skies and champagne weather perfect for ‪Ocean Kayaking, Adventure Activities, photography, meandering along the cliff paths and enjoying a picnic next to the ocean on the cliffs, dining at one of the many ocean facing Eateries on the Waterfront and of course ‪‎Land or Boat Based Whale Watching

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Five of our favourite FREE things to do in Hermanus

Five of our favourite FREE things to do in Hermanus

We are always looking for things to do and share with our friends, family and visitors to Hermanus.

Here are a couple of our top Things To Do for Free!!!

Drie Damme – We love hiking up to the Drie Damme, it is quite a steep climb but with amazing views and of course the dam to swim in it is well worth working up a sweat for.

Hermanus Cliff Path Walk – The path starts at the New Harbour and meanders all the way to Grotto Beach, strolling along you have beautiful views of the mountains, the ocean and the fynbos, during whale season the cliffs are the perfect vantage point to spot the Southern Rights.

Fernkloof Nature Reserve – Pack a picnic, don your walking shoes, slap on sunscreen and a hat and head off to the Reserve. There are different gradients to hike, so something for everyone. The abundance of Fynbos, the breath taking views, the bird life and wild animals will guarantee that you will be back again.

Secluded Beaches – Hermanus has an abundance of beautiful coved beaches and rock pools, perfect for families, friends and couples to chill and enjoy hot summer days and balmy winter sunshine.

Visit the Hemel en Aarde Wine Route – Meander along the R320 and pop in at the various wine farms the route has to offer. Wine tasting at the majority of the wine farms are absolutely FREE so indulge and enjoy in some of SA’s finest wines.

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