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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.

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

 10 Reasons to choose Hermanus for your winter holiday!

10 Reasons to choose Hermanus for your winter holiday!

Winter is upon us, and the days are getting shorter and colder. There is no better time to escape the winter blues than plan a family break in Hermanus. We have picked a selection of 10 winter sun holiday activities you can choose to relax and unwind in away from the city buzz.

Top 20 activities for children and families in Hermanus and surrounded areas

Top 20 activities for children and families in Hermanus and surrounded areas

Hermanus and the surrounding areas provide a treasure trove of activities and attractions for young children and families visiting Hermanus in the heart of the Cape Whale Coast. We have listed a few for you to enjoy.

A new group of killer whales has moved to South Africa – and they have an appetite for sharks!

A new group of killer whales has moved to South Africa – and they have an appetite for sharks!

There has been a dramatic decline in great white shark sightings in False Bay, Cape Town, and it looks like shark-eating killer whales could be to blame. This new sub-group of killer whale has moved to Cape waters seeking fresh hunting grounds following declines in prey species in other parts of the world.

My 13 Heartfelt Father's Day Quotes to Share with Dad

My 13 Heartfelt Father's Day Quotes to Share with Dad

Share these sweet Father's Day quotes with your dad on his special day.
Being a father is a tough,

Without Bees our world will be silent –What YOU Can Do to Help

Without Bees our world will be silent –What YOU Can Do to Help

We rarely consider the bigger picture and recognize that without bees, some of the foods we eat every day would disappear. Every third bite of food we take is made possible thanks to our pollinator friends. What can we do to help them not disappearing for good?

Secrets of the Southern Right Whales

Secrets of the Southern Right Whales

Southern Right Whales are the welcome visitors from Antartica from June to December every year. But how well do we know these gentle giants of the ocean? Here are a few interesting facts about them.

Southern double-collared sunbird

Southern double-collared sunbird

These little birds can easily be called the gems of the Western Cape with their bright jewel-like colours and long curved beaks. At present they are all around gardens and fynbos, flitting from Protea to Erica or any other tubular type flower that has nectar.

Ideas for adding curb appeal to your home

Ideas for adding curb appeal to your home

First impressions are everything – especially when it comes to the exterior of your home. Curb appeal entices people to want to see the inside of your home. Curb appeal sells homes for more money, in less time. The small investment of your time and money can get you the sales price you want in record time! 

What to do when you find Stranded Sea turtles

What to do when you find Stranded Sea turtles

On the beaches of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa thousands of loggerhead and leatherbacksea turtles hatch. 
They head to sea and are carried southward by the warm Agulhas Current. Many of these hatchlings find themselves stranded on beaches of the Cape's South Coast.

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.

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