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Hermanus, the world's foremost land based whale watching destination, is a thriving holiday resort offering residents and holiday makers all modern amenities, yet retaining its fisherman's village charm. The popular resort town of Hermanus, situated between mountain and sea, has gained world-wide recognition as the world's foremost land based whale watching destination. This has resulted in the former fishing village showing a tremendous growth over the last few years.

What do People ask About Hermanus?

What do People ask About Hermanus?

Frequent ask Questions about Hermanus and it's whales about Hermanus

Visit one of the Beaches in Hermanus

Visit one of the Beaches in Hermanus

Soak up the sun at any one of our stunning beaches.  From Hawston, Vermont, Onrus, Sandbaai, Voëlklip to Grotto Beach

3 great holiday adventures for kids in Hermanus

3 great holiday adventures for kids in Hermanus

The summer holidays are already in full swing, and parents want to explore as much as they can taking the kids along. If you are in the Hermanus area here are three things to do with the kids.

5 Handy Hints for flying with kids this Christmas

5 Handy Hints for flying with kids this Christmas

Flying with little ones can be harrowing—but it doesn’t have to be!

Visiting friends and family during the festive period is as commonplace Santa and Rudolph the Reindeer. However, a stress-free flight and an enjoyable holiday can be ticked off your wish list this year with these 5 handy tips for flying with kids.

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See what's showing this week at the Whale Coast Theatre in Hermanus

See what movies are showing at the Whale Coast Theatre in Hermanus. Bring your friends and family along for a spot of big-screen entertainment!  

2019 Annual Aerial Survey for Southern Right Whales - Counting our Whales

2019 Annual Aerial Survey for Southern Right Whales - Counting our Whales

The whale survey, which was conducted by helicopter, found 200 of the whales in a stretch of False Bay, down from over 1,000 last year, the university said in a statement. Still, in 2016 only 119 were seen. The changes may be related to climate conditions in the Southern Ocean, which lies off the Antarctic.

Cape crayfish season to start in November 2019/20

Cape crayfish season to start in November 2019/20

The 2019/20 West Coast Rock Lobster (WCRL) recreational fishing season will open on Saturday, 1 November 2019 and will close on Saturday, 11 April 2020.

6 things to do in and around Hermanus in Summer

6 things to do in and around Hermanus in Summer

Hermanus is undoubtedly one of the most exciting towns to visit during the summer months. Blue skies and long sandy beaches, drinking local wine – what could be better?

The story of Wendy The Whale

The story of Wendy The Whale

Wendy the Whale is the story about a lone female southern right whale who gets beached on the shore of Hermanus, a small fishing town in South Africa and all the townspeople come together to help release her back into the sea.

Volmoed Hike in the Hemel en Aarde Valley near Hermanus

Volmoed Hike in the Hemel en Aarde Valley near Hermanus

Crossing the river at the new bridge and following the path up and down along the river bend you pass some falls on the way to the main waterfall.  It is well worth the effort when reaching the waterfall in the ridge of the mountain. Read more about this scenic hiking trails in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

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

All roads lead to the Hermanus Whale Festival. [27 - 29 September 2019)

All roads lead to the Hermanus Whale Festival. [27 - 29 September 2019)

Avoid the heavy traffic congestion during 28th annual Hermanus Whale Festival. Download one of 3 routes into Hermanus from Cape Town on your mobile device.

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.

Southern Right Whales 101

Southern Right Whales 101

The southern right whale, Eubalaena australis, is among the largest of the four baleen whale species that come close inshore on the southern African coast: Southern Right, Humpback, Bryde's and Minke whales

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