Hermanus Whale Festival
27 September - 29 September 2019
The annual Hermanus Whale Festival is a celebration to the return of the southern right whales to the coastal waters of Southern Africa. It is a tribute to the legacy left to the town by Wendy the Whale whose story is about man's ability to live in harmony with nature as well as people's ability to come together as communities valuing the environment. All events and activities during the whale festival are focused to create awareness on how to protect the whales and all our marine wildlife who share our coastal waters. The festival takes place in September which is the peak of whale activity in the region.
Launching from the harbor of Gansbaai, you take a spectacular 2-hour whale watching experience. Head towards Hermanus along white pearly beaches and the cliffs of De Kelders. Close encounters with Southern Right Whales on a boat that is never crowded.