HermanusWith its unparalleled scenic beauty, modern infrastructure, upmarket shops and endless adventure options, it's little wonder that Hermanus has grown in size and popularity during the last decade. Visitors from near and far flock to the town to enjoy its many charms while local residents and homeowners savour the privilege of living in this unique region.
Hermanus has the status of being the best land-based whale watching destination in the world. Southern Right whales visit Walker Bay from June through to November and can be viewed from aboard a boat, an airplane or the shore cliffs. Hermanus is home to the world’s only Whale Crier who blows his kelp horn when whales are spotted along the central sea route.
The Whale Festival has also become a feature on the town's calendar. Hermanus is a cosmopolitan town but has retained some of its historical fisherman’s village heritage. A number of craft markets sell a range of interesting wares, a marimba band frequently adds a vibrant atmosphere on different occasions and the old harbour with its restored fishing boats gives a glimpse of times past.
The several long white beaches of Hermanus are a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike. And the adventure seekers can see the Great White Sharks up close and personal in a shark cage under water.