Hermanus, Today the charming town has earned the status of being the best land-based whale watching destination in the world. Southern right whales visit Walker Bay from June through to December when the world’s only Whale Crier blows his kelp horn to alert the town when the whales are spotted. The whales use the sheltered bay in Hermanus to calf and it is not uncommon to see pods of 50 or more in the peak months, with whales occasionally coming as close as 50 metres to the cliffs. Highly recommended is the “Hermanus Wine Wander” in the nearby beautiful Hemel and Aarde valley, which introduces guests to the most southerly estates in Africa, including Hamilton Russell and Bouchard Finlayson.
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Birkenhead House & Villa
Western Cape | South Africa
Birkenhead House & Villa, Birkenhead House is located just 90 minutes from Cape Town in the quaint seaside town of Hermanus. It’s situated atop rocky cliffs that overlook two beaches; Voëlklip which is perfect for sunbathing and beach picnics, and Grotto Beach which has been awarded Blue Flag Status for its cleanliness and environmental conservation […]
Mosaic Lagoon Lodge
Hermanus | South Africa
Mosaic Lagoon Lodge in Hermanus, South Africa is a quaint and serene boutique style property that offers an abundance of activities and fully inclusive.