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Hermanus & Surrounding Accommodation

Hermanus - It's a Whale of a Time!

The town of Hermanus, famous for its September Whale Festival and frequented by Europeans for at least the last 100 years because of its healing air, lies in the western cove of Walker Bay, sandwiched between impressive sea cliffs and the Olifantsberg. Hermanus has the world's only "whale crier" and between July and December every year, Hermanus is home to a returning group of Southern Right Whales who come here from Antarctica to calf.

A 14 km path along the cliffs at Hermanus has earned the town the reputation of being the best land based whale watching site in the world. The town welcomes the whales every year with a 5 km human chain along this path. But it isn't the whales alone that make Hermanus such an attractive town. The hiking in the area is superb, there is fishing, diving, cycling, fly-fishing, boating, bird-watching, paragliding, golf, riding and a myriad other activities; there are first class restaurants, arts and craft markets and sheer serenity in the beauty of the surrounds.

A terrific choice of accommodation in Hermanus makes it a perfect "base" from which to explore the region. While bed and breakfasts in Hermanus are popular, those wishing to create their own meal itineraries should consider the many options of self catering in Hermanus.
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Humpback whale, Hermanus
Humpback whales at Hermanus - probably the best land-based whale-viewing site... in the world
Hermanus, Whale Coast
Kleinmond beach sunset
"Uninvited" (stinging) Bluebottle at Kleinmond
Late afternoon at Pringle Bay
Clarens Drive - follows the spectacular thirty mile stretch of coast between Gordon’s Bay and Kleinmond along what is known as False Bay
The Palmiet River joins the Indian Ocean to the south of town of Kleinmond
Wooden path at Kleinmond Nature Reserve
Kleinmond as seen from the surrounding mountains
The pincushion (Leucospermum cordifolium), Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens, Betty's Bay
Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens in Betty's Bay
Gorge view from top of waterfall looking down on Betty's Bay
Green tree pincushion (Leucospermum conocarpodendron ssp. viridum), Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens, Betty's Bay
Pine tree emperor caterpillar, Betty's Bay
Betty's Bay with the Kogelberg Mountains in the background
Probably a dune daisy or prickly felicia - Betty's Bay
Picturesque Betty's Bay
Penguins.. penguins... penguins! Betty's Bay
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Scenic Old Harbour & Walker Bay, Hermanus
Hermanus new harbour
Hermanus beach
Memorial at Hermanus
Restaurant in Hermanus with a real sea-view
Grotto Beach near Hermanus
Hermanus coastline
Voelklip Beach in Hermanus
Tidal pool 10km north of Rooi-Els
View of shore north of dive site Percy's Hole showing gully in which cave is situated. Near Rooi-els
Rugged landscape near Kogelberg Nature Reserve, Rooi-Els
Walker Bay, Hermanus - Whale Sign
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