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HERMANUS: The Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival

20th-24th September 2013

One day to go! The Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival: South Africa’s Enviro-arts festival is upon us, 22 years old and still going strong.

All is a buzz – with the local radio & media sponsor 94.5 Kfm already giving us updates and event showcasing over the radio waves. As the cold front moves in, everyone is asking ‘what will the weather be like’ – but all is not lost, with a great line-up of events the weather should not dampen spirits and forecast’s show that good weather will be with us by mid-weekend.

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Boat Based Whale Watching Beats Land Based Whale Watching

There are many added advantages to boat based whale watching in Hermanus: 

  • Rather than observing whales from a beach or from the top of a cliff, a boat offers a multi-dimensional experience of whale watching as you cruise along the ocean’s surface, tangibly feeling the sea spray shot up by breaching whales and hearing the subtle sounds of marine life up close.

boat based whale watching in Hermanus

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Prize-winning Whale and Bird Watching in Hermanus

As far as world class settings for whale and bird watching, Hermanus is definitely a winner. Located along the coastline in the Western Cape 115km from Cape Town, Hermanus is nestled below the base of the Olifantsberg Mountain that rises 958 metre above sea level, and looks out over Walker bay, well known for its world-class viewing of remarkable marine life.

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Timing is everything

Through June to December Hermanus teems with extraordinary marine life as different species of whales cross our waters on their migratory paths. Southern Right Whales can be spotted in Walker bay throughout this period as they frolic, mate and give birth.

The short window period to spot Humpback whales is between June and August, with this coastline being a stop on their migratory route.

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Local Whale Watching is Lekker

If you are looking for a top-notch whale watching experience then come to Hermanus, the hub of whale activity throughout the year along the Cape Coast in South Africa. Located just 115km from Cape Town and perched atop cliffs overlooking the ocean, both local and international visitors flock to the Hermanus shores each year to marvel at the whales, dolphins and plenty of other marine life found in Walker Bay.

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