What month are whales in Hermanus?
Whale Watching Season is early JUNE to early DECEMBER in Hermanus, South Africa. Hermanus Is Open – come and explore the great outdoors – Whales, beaches, ocean, countryside, wine lands….
When can you see whales in Hermanus?
Whale season in Hermanus Southern Right Whales can be seen for 6 months every year, from early June to late November / early December.
Will there be a Whale Festival 2021?
The 2021 Hermanus Whale Festival Postponed due to the global covid-19 pandemic.
Where is the Hermanus Whale Festival?
This amazingly pretty South African seaside town offers spectacular coastlines, stunning beaches and the cherry-on-the-cake is it’s tradition of Whale watching and hosting the annual Hermanus Whale Festival. The Whale Festival will be – 30th Sept and 1st, 2nd October 2022.
Is Hermanus worth visiting?
Hermanus is renowned as the best place for land-based whale watching in the world and Birkenhead House is privileged to enjoy the best vantage point in Hermanus – standing on the clifftop above Voelklip beach. Whales can typically be seen from June to November, with the best months being September and October.
What time of day is best to see whales in Hermanus?
The truth be told, there is no best time of the day for whale watching in Hermanus. It’s recommend that people go on a whale watching boat charters in the morning, but that is only because generally speaking the weather and sea conditions in Hermanus are best at that time.
Are there whales now in Hermanus?
Thankfully there are 100′s of Whales to be viewed at Hermanus, South Africa, very close to land during the months of early June to late November. With the largest number ever spotted, by Cessna light plane aerial survey, in ONE day being 196 Whales in our small Walker Bay at Hermanus, South Africa.
Why do whales come to Hermanus?
The whales migrate from the Antarctic around June for mating and breeding. The area has been recognised by the World Wildlife Fund and Whale Watching Hermanus is one of the 12 best places whale watching destinations in the world.
What happens at the whale Festival?
There’s a spectacular street parade, vibrant markets showcasing and selling the work of local artisans, great local food and wine, educational marine displays and presentations, quality children’s entertainment, live music, and – of course – the best whale watching experience in Australia.
Why do whales go to Hermanus?
Hermanus’ shallow, sandy coves and warmer, calmer waters provide whales with the ideal environment to start and eventually complete their up to three-year-long reproductive cycles. The majestic southern right whales have travelled a long way to get here – thousands of kilometers – on a journey that starts in June.
How safe is Hermanus?
Hermanus is considered a safe tourist destination and usually trouble-free, however petty crime do exist.
What is Hermanus known for?
Description. Hermanus is a popular holiday town on the southern coast of the Western Cape. It is world-famous for having fantastic land and boat based whale watching.
What is the Whale Festival of Hermanus?
The Whale Festival of Hermanus has been running since 1992. This amazingly pretty South African seaside town offers spectacular coastlines, stunning beaches and the cherry-on-the-cake is it’s tradition of Whale watching and hosting the annual Hermanus Whale Festival. The Whale Festival was postponed in 2020 and has yet to be announced for 2021.
Why was the 2021 Hermanus whale festival cancelled?
Out of concern for the health and safety of our visitors and stakeholders and following advice received from the Western Cape-and SA Government, the Hermanus Whale Festival Executive Committee has taken a collective decision to postpone the 2021 Hermanus Whale Festival event.
What is happening with the Western Cape Whale Festival?
The Western Cape Province and SA Government regard this festival as a big event (5000 to 30 000+ people/day) and thus unless the national ban on gatherings of more than 15 000 people is lifted by August, this popular family festival celebrating the arrival of Southern Right Whale to our shores, meant to be held from in September, will not take p…
Can the Whale Festival be scaled down?
The whale festival cannot be scaled down to the allowed number of 5000 people for event gatherings. Due to the logistics of the area, strict gate control cannot be implemented for the effective practice of compulsory social distancing. To date, no funding could be secured for this event as we cannot make any plans yet