Also known as the “Riviera of the South”, this incredible little seaside town, Hermanus, is situated 150 kilometer Southeast of Cape Town.
This South African jewel known as Hermanus has been recognised by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) as one of the 12 best whale watching destinations in the world.
The best time to enjoy whale watching and to experience the magnificence of these majestic animals in their element in Hermanus is between July and November either from land, or by boat.
The Kwaaiwater lookout point is accessible by vehicle.
The Voëlklip and Grotto beaches are perfect for whale spotting and watching, especially on the rocks above the sea as this location also offers breathtaking ocean views.
Hermanus, particularly Walker Bay, is the mating and breeding grounds of the Southern Right Whale during the winter and spring months (from June to November).
Southern Right Whales migrate from the Antarctic around June to calve and mate in the waters of Hermanus.
Calving takes place in August and September. The males arrive for mating in October when the whale population peaks.