Exploring Hermanus is one of a life time experience, you can go on a luxury boat and have a close encounter with one of the oceans’ very own big fives, what is called the southern right back whales.
The town holds an annual Whale Festival at the end of September to celebrate the calving and mating season. Many tourists have often seen them with their calves, however, one may also be lucky to see them breaching.
The town also has a good local market with beautiful hand-crafted items, homemade food such as jams, bread, cookies etc. that you can buy.
For a relatively small coastal town, Hermanus offers a plethora of dining options, you could enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea whilst seated at a café with a good view of the town or a glass of wine at a nice local restaurant or whilst on one of the wine tours.
Exploring a day in Hermanus is a life while experience.
Enjoy your holiday tranquility with a smile and the lovely people of Hermanus.
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: