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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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Major and Minor Dam levels in the Western Cape on 20 November 2017

Major and Minor Dam levels in the Western Cape on 20 November 2017

After all the rain in the last month in the Western Cape, average dam levels went down, not up – falling from 34.66% full to 34.49%

Funny and Inspirational Quotes in 2017

We share the best funny quotes collection about life by famous authors and comedians

Hermanus Tide table from 10 Nov to 19 Nov 2017

Tidal prediction (tables and graphs) for Hermanus, including sunrise and sunset times

Where did all the penguins go?

We all know that Africa is not for “sissies” and the African Penguin is a perfect example of African tenaciousness.  The story of the African penguin is not a good story to tell. This iconic bird is on the brink of extinction. We have lost 99% of our African Penguin population through no fault of their own.

Dam levels in the Western Cape on 16 October 2017

The average water level of dams across the Western Cape is 35.2% in 2017‚ a significant drop from the levels measured last year.  Capacity of the major dams of the Western Cape Water Supply System is 99.6% and that of the minor dams 0.4% of the combined capacity of the major and minor dams. Kindly note that all the Major Dams show gross capacity

The brilliant online marketing strategy behind the bumper 2017 Hermanus Whale Festival

The brilliant online marketing strategy behind the bumper 2017 Hermanus Whale Festival

The marking toolbox has changed.  By shifting the focus towards social media and online marketing, the marketing team of Jay Dee Media has generated FREE marketing value to the amount of R 1.6 million and thereby increasing the number of visitors to the whale festival by 30-50%! Including Online Marketing, Radio, TV and Printed media

How many Songs can you see in this artwork?

How many Songs can you see in this artwork?

They Say there is more than 60 songs in this art work

African Fish-Eagle - Visarend

African Fish-Eagle - Visarend

You needn’t be a serious birder to recognise the yodelling yelp of this striking raptor. Often described as the sound of Africa, the sound evokes lazy rivers and palm-fringed lakeshores, often in duet with the grunting of hippos. And the bird itself, in its black, white and chestnut finery, is equally unmistakable.

The only Jensen Tourer in the world on display at the 2017 Hermanus Whale Festival

This 1939 Jensen Tourer is only surviving example in the world, and is still running in its complete and original form. It epitomizes the glamour of the 1930s era, the Gatsby days, and indeed the most glamorous actor of this time, Clark Gable, was a great Jensen fan.

Ben se Fordjie

Ben se Fordjie

Dit is volgens alle rekords is Oom  Ben se 1930 Fordjie die enigste linkerstuur 1930 Fordtjie in die land. Oom Danie Loubser was absoluut oortuig daarvan dat die motor vanuit 'n Argentynse vis-fabriekskip in die Gansbaai Hawe afgelaai is.

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in and around Hermanus

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



Shark Cage Diving

One for the Bucket list

Experience the exceptional and come face to face with a great white shark! Gansbaai also known as Shark Alley…

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4 x Wine Routes

Hermanus is surrounded by 4 Wine routes, the Hermanus - (Hemel-and-Aarde); Stanford -, Elim - and Botriver Wine Route



Top Activities

in the Cape whale Coast

Hermanus is a spectacular seaside town with winding cliff paths, sloping green mountains, and deep blue waters.

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Hermanus Office

25 Mitchell Street, Checkers Building, Hermanus, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0) 28 312 3846

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