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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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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.

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

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? Whether you’re looking for total relaxation or are ready to play like there’s no tomorrow Hermanus and it’s sibling towns has got it all, making it the ultimate family destination this summer.

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

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.

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WHALE WATCHING

in and around Hermanus

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

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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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WINE TASTING

4 x Wine Routes

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

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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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