Hermanus is positioned along the shores of Walker Bay near the Southern most tip of Africa. With magnificent mountains as a backdrop, this picturesque seaside resort is known to be one of the premier land based whale-watching destinations in the world.
A leading tourist destination year round, Hermanus has much to offer the tourist. From adrenaline junkies looking for the thrill of great white shark cage diving to nature lovers wishing to experience the magical Fernkloof Nature Reserve, part of our world-renowned fynbos floral kingdom.
Southern Right whales visit Hermanus annually between the months of July and December coming within metres of the shoreline entertaining visitors with their antics as they breach and play in the ocean. The Hermanus Whale Festival is held annually to welcome the whales and celebrations reach fever pitch with food stalls, arts and crafts stalls, pubs, bands and theatre productions to entertain, wine and dine you.