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Hermanus, a village by the sea in South Africa

Nestled between lush green mountains and the turquoise ocean close to the southern tip of Africa lies the magnificent village of Hermanus. This is the wine and whales heartland of the beautiful Cape, home to migrating Southern Right Whales and where splendid wines are grown.  Read more in our Hermanus Blog and browse through our photo galleries with stunning photos in and around Hermanus.

Spectacular vineyards cover the mountain slopes of the Hemel-n-Aarde valley where local winemakers take pride in in their ability to recreate South Africa’s tradition in every drop, while also offering an entirely unique experience. Visit the winefarms and wineries along the Hermanus Wine Route and or Stanford Wine Route for world class winetasting experience. This picturesque village of friendly, welcoming people is centered around the rich history of a fishing community and the gentle giants (Southern Right Whales) of the ocean.

Hermanus Online Magazine focus on Where to Stay, What to do and see.... a comprehensive list of accommodation establishments in Hermanus you can also book your accommodation online, an monthly event Calender of the Cape Whale Coast and Hermanus, discover the Top Activities on the Cape Whale Coast, host a local Hermanus Business Telephone Directory.  Explore the local history,  shipwrecks, the marine wild life in and around the ocean, including the big 5 marine animals (Southern Right WhalesGreat White Sharks , African Penguins,  Cape Fur Seals and Dolphins) as well as our fynbos.  Visit our museums, wine tasting on our 4 wine routes.Where to Stay and what to do or see Lifestyle, conservation, keepsake stories, history, travel news, blogs and more. You will find 

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BOUCHARD FINLAYSON 2019 HARVEST – FROM THE VINEYARD TO THE CELLAR

BOUCHARD FINLAYSON 2019 HARVEST – FROM THE VINEYARD TO THE CELLAR

After several weeks of exciting harvest activity in the Bouchard Finlayson vineyard, the grapes are in, the dust is settling and the focus returns to the cellar.

Why does humanity need biodiversity?

Why does humanity need biodiversity?

What most people miss is that the human economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the economy of nature, which supplies us from our natural capital a steady flow of income that we can't do without - an income in the form of what are called 'ecosystem services'— keeping carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, supplying fresh water, preventing floods and on and on.

Naval Sonar Is Killing And Beaching Whales

Naval Sonar Is Killing And Beaching Whales

We have known for a long time that naval sonar has devastating effects on marine life but just exactly how it leads to sickness and death was a mystery till now. Research now proves that decompression sickness can, in fact, occur in marine mammals.

Bouchard Finlayson Tollman Art Competition -Hermanus Fynarts Festival

Bouchard Finlayson Tollman Art Competition -Hermanus Fynarts Festival

Bouchard Finlayson is inviting entries for the 2019 Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award as part of the Hermanus FynArts Festival. The Tollman family, owners of Bouchard Finlayson, has long been great supporters of the arts in South Africa and is sponsoring the competition for the sixth consecutive year.

Cape Town’s Bloubergstrand is South Africa’s most Instagrammable place

Cape Town’s Bloubergstrand is South Africa’s most Instagrammable place

Big 7 Travel team recently announced the official list of the Top 50 Most Instagrammable Countries In The World 2019, and beautiful South Africa came in 5th place.

Stellenbosch Harvest Parade brings local offerings to visitors

Stellenbosch Harvest Parade brings local offerings to visitors

Winemaking camaraderie caters for traffic-stopping entertainment.Cape minstrels, drum majorettes, merry farm workers, marching brass bands and barrels of fun…Be sure to claim your spot on the pavement when the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch will be invaded by its colourful winemaking community for its annual Harvest Parade on Saturday, 2 February 2019.

Hammerhead Shark Facts in a nutshell

Hammerhead Shark Facts in a nutshell

The unusual structure of the head makes the head look like a hammer, this is why they are known as "Hammerhead sharks". This "hammer" on its head is also known as the "cephalofoil" Since the eyes are positioned on the ends of the cephalofoil, hammerheads are able to see everything around them, including what is under them, and what is above them.

2019 Starts With A Rare Cosmic Event: A Total Lunar Eclipse AND A Super Blood Moon

2019 Starts With A Rare Cosmic Event: A Total Lunar Eclipse AND A Super Blood Moon

On January 20-21, we will witness a rare and special celestial event as the first full moon of 2019, and the first lunar eclipse of 2019 and will be visible in the sky and witnessed by millions of people

In pictures - The Horrific aftermath of Overstrand fires raging through Betty's Bay, Hermanus and Franskraal in January 2019

In pictures - The Horrific aftermath of Overstrand fires raging through Betty's Bay, Hermanus and Franskraal in January 2019

Scores of people ordered to evacuate their homes on Friday afternoon as 3 fires from Bettys Bay, Hermanus to Fransktaal were propelled by a north-west wind gusting at almost 100km/h, around 40 houses and 13 000 ha of land was destroyed.

All indications suggest that a meteor entered the Earth’s atmosphere above the Western Cape last night [16 January 2019] around 20h15.

All indications suggest that a meteor entered the Earth’s atmosphere above the Western Cape last night [16 January 2019] around 20h15.

A bright light trail could be seen from Malmesbury to Gansbaai in the Overberg. “This is a rare event for the Western Cape although meteor sightings are quite common across the globe,” says SANSA Researcher, Dr Pieter Kotze. “We are fairly certain that it was a meteor which most likely burnt up in the atmosphere and did not hit the ground.”

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With countless Southern Right Whales gathering along the Whale coast every year to mate and to calve

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