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Hermanus, the world's foremost land based whale watching destination, is a thriving holiday resort offering residents and holiday makers all modern amenities, yet retaining its fisherman's village charm. The popular resort town of Hermanus, situated between mountain and sea, has gained world-wide recognition as the world's foremost land based whale watching destination. This has resulted in the former fishing village showing a tremendous growth over the last few years.

The famous Hermanus Cliff Path

The famous Hermanus Cliff Path

The Hermanus cliff path hugs the coastline and offers a 12km path for walkers and hikers alike. Start near the new harbour and enjoy a visual journey along the beautiful rugged coastline to Grotto beach, this path offers many benches to sit and watch the whales or to enjoy ocean views.

Hermanus Tide table from 10 Nov to 19 Nov 2017

Tidal prediction (tables and graphs) for Hermanus, including sunrise and sunset times

The brilliant online marketing strategy behind the bumper 2017 Hermanus Whale Festival

The brilliant online marketing strategy behind the bumper 2017 Hermanus Whale Festival

The marking toolbox has changed.  By shifting the focus towards social media and online marketing, the marketing team of Jay Dee Media has generated FREE marketing value to the amount of R 1.6 million and thereby increasing the number of visitors to the whale festival by 30-50%! Including Online Marketing, Radio, TV and Printed media

Ben se Fordjie

Ben se Fordjie

Dit is volgens alle rekords is Oom  Ben se 1930 Fordjie die enigste linkerstuur 1930 Fordtjie in die land. Oom Danie Loubser was absoluut oortuig daarvan dat die motor vanuit 'n Argentynse vis-fabriekskip in die Gansbaai Hawe afgelaai is.

Look out for these 2 tell-tales to spot a hidden whale

Look out for these 2 tell-tales to spot a hidden whale

Two obvious tell tales left by the whales will let you enjoy priceless holiday memories! Have a whale of a time!

Badly decayed sperm whale washed up in Pearly Beach, thousands of miles from home

Badly decayed sperm whale washed up in Pearly Beach, thousands of miles from home

This is the third sperm whale that has washed up in the Gansbaai area in the last four years which is amazing because we don’t know where they come from.

The HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme Gives Hermanus A Huge Out-Of-Season Boost

The HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme Gives Hermanus A Huge Out-Of-Season Boost

Close to 1 000 athletes and their supporters flocked to the event between 29 April and 1 May this year, turning the iconic cliff path, spectacular mountain range and cool Atlantic into their playground

My 10 Reasons to visit Hermanus this winter!

More than 10 reasons to love winter in Hermanus. Ten Fantastic things to do in Hermanus in Winter.

Activities at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

Activities at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

Nestled between the Palmiet Mountains of the Overberg region is Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, where fine wine meets exquisite dining.

Let's celebrate these 7 marine moms

Let's celebrate these 7 marine moms

Humans aren’t the only ones who take extraordinary steps to protect, nurture and raise their young. The animal kingdom is full of with moms that take the time to teach their babies how to find food and protect themselves from the elements. Here’s a look at seven outstanding animal mothers going the extra mile for their young:

Why sitting by the fire is so relaxing: Staring at flickering light awakens our inner caveman

Why sitting by the fire is so relaxing: Staring at flickering light awakens our inner caveman

Our love for the hearth is deeply ingrained and born out of evolution.Sitting next to a log fire leaves us feeling more at ease. The reason for the relaxing effect harks back to prehistoric times when Stone Age man socialised around camp fires and felt safe and warm while bonding with friends.

The secret life inside a whaling logbook

The secret life inside a whaling logbook

"The whale stamps and other drawings might be considered folk art today But at the time, they were just part of the documentation required for a commercial venture. Keeping the log was a job, but they were on those ships 24 hours a day for months and even years at a time"

5 original ways to explore Hermanus on foot

Even if you are a regular visitor to Hermanus, you may well be enticed into enjoying one of these special walking tours, each offering the chance to gain more knowledge while, at the same time, exploring this wonderful, and very walkable, town. Here are five original ways to explore Hermanus on foot.

 

PECANS – A HARD NUT TO CRACK

PECANS – A HARD NUT TO CRACK

Pecan trees are native to the United States and are found growing naturally nowhere else in the world.Many of the cultivated species bear tribal names such as Choctaw, Pawnee and Wichita.

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