Hermanus, originally called Hermanuspietersfontein, is known as a whale-watching destination. It is famous for Southern Right whale watching during the southern winter to spring seasons. Every year the town holds a Whale Festival in September, that you as a tourist would not want to miss. The best time of year to enjoy whale watching is between June and November.
The Old Harbour Museum situated on the coast, in the heart of Hermanus contains several exhibitions that explain the whaling industry, and it also houses a skeleton of a whale.
Below are sites that you can visit to book for whale watching activities: