Hermanus is the best land based place to spot the migrating southern right wales during winter and springtime. The Atlantic Ocean is very rough at this location.
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Balcony of the house in the town of Hermanus, South Africa
Beautiful ocean and rocky coast landscape in Hermanus, South Africa

Wander through the region of Hermanus

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Drive two hours east from Cape Town to reach the coastal town of Hermanus, which is known as one of the best places in the world to see whales, particularly between June and November.

Set off on a walking tour of the different observation points to spot these marine mammals from afar. For a closer look at the whales, take a boat cruise into Walker Bay. Humpback whales come to the bay to reproduce and give birth in the warm waters of the Cape Town region. You can also see the whales and other marine animals, including dolphins, during kayaking excursions.

Don't miss the Hermanus Whale Festival, which is held each year in the town of Hermanus over a weekend between late September and early October. These festivals include cultural activities for the whole family. The Hermanus region also boasts many other attractions, like the vineyards nestled between the sea and the mountains. Your local agent will be happy to provide guidance.

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