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The State of the Western Cape dam Levels, visit the popular Whale festival in Hermanus. September Newsletter

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september 2017 - Monthly Newsletter - hermanus online TRAVEL magazine

It's September! the beginning of Spring in South Africa and tourism month.  The Annual Hermanus Whale festival will be from the 29th of September to the 1st of October 2017.

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Latest water levels of all the dams in the Western Cape -
18 September 2017

The State of the Western Cape Province Dams on 2017-09-18.  The last 10% of a dam's water is difficult to use, the useable water in the dam is approximately 10% less than the dam level.  CLICK HERE FOR A COM

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bring your family and Visit Hermanus for the annual whale festival

In the coastal town of Hermanus, 27 years ago, the Hermanus Whale Festival bloomed and gathered residents and visitors across the world to celebrate the migration of Southern Right Whales and other marine wildlife with ocean-themed activities and exhibitions, emphasising education and environmentally responsible adventures and activities.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Click HERE for the full Hermanus Whale Festival event list

Festivities at the 2017 Hermanus Whale Festival?
  • An inter-active Eco - Marine Village Tent as our main focus are on conservation
  • Treasure hunt in the Eco - Marine Tent for the kiddies on Saturday and Sunday
  • Great food at the festival as well as restaurants in Hermanus
  • Quality crafters on Market Square
  • Kiddies Entertainment on Market Square
  • The popular Street Parade on Saturday Morning
  • Whales and Wheels Classic Car Show
  • Coke Live Music Marquee on Gearing's Point
  • Watershed "Live" on the 29th of September 2017 on Gearings Point.
  • Oldies But Goldies Tribute Show - 30 September 2017 - Coke Music marquee on Gearings Point
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Check availability and book your accommodation in Hermanus

Click on the "where to Stay" Button, Enter the dates you would like to visit Hermanus and click on the search button.

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whale facts.  What do we know about the southern Right whales?

Each year Southern Right whales migrate into the coastal waters of Hermanus in the Western Cape to calve and nurse their young. The animals, often mere metres from the shore, provide unsurpassed whale watching opportunities between June and November. Humpbacks migrate through the region between May and December each year  read more
Hermanus Whales
Image Courtesy of De Hoop Collection
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the popular Whales & Wheels - Classic / Vintage Car Show on the 29 Sept

Over 390 vintage and classic cars ating from the 1920s through to the 1980s will be on display at Hermanus Primary School during the annual Hermanus Whale Festival
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Social Media 101 Training and marketing Workshop in Hermanus

Step by Step - How to grow your business with Smart Online Marketing Tools.
A great training workshop for business owners, marketers and or managers to grow their online companies. 
11 - 12 Octover 2017 in Hermanus.
E-Mail us or Click HERE for all the information you need
Social Media 101 Workshop
This Social Media 101 workshop is an intermediate course and offer the businesses a step-by-step workshop where you will learn what you need to build and grow your social media presence across the top social networks.
We’ll show you exactly how to plan your social media strategies and supply you with checklists and tips to grow your online following and drive more traffic to your website.
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How did the Killer Whales outsmart the Great White Sharks?

When three great white sharks mysteriously washed ashore walong the coast in Gansbaai, South Africa, researchers weren't sure what to think. But after doing necropsies (animal autopsies) on all three sharks, the researchers identified a possible culprit.
The great white shark is one of the ocean's most powerful predators, yet it is sometimes prey for orcas that killed several of these formidable creatures in Gansbaai, South Africa this month.
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Hermanus, a popular a seaside village in South Africa

Nestled between lush green mountains and the turquoise ocean close to the southern tip of Africa lies the magnificent village of Hermanus.
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This is the wine and whales heartland of the beautiful Cape, home to migrating Southern Right Whales and where splendid wines are grown. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class whale watching and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories. 

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Visit Hermanus during the Whale Season and stay at Lavender Manor Guest Lodge.

Stylishly decorated luxury sea and mountain view room with twin or king bed and full en-suite bathroom. Two balconies, one with stunning views of the magnificent mountain backdrop, and the other of the whale sanctuary of Walker Bay.
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Spacious and very comfortable. Satellite TV, beverage facilities, mini bar, safe, percale linen, free WiFi, safe parking and all upmarket comforts. Breakfast included
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yipee!  Southern right whales in hermanus

Book your whale watching trip today! 
Southern Right Whales are curious about their environment, they will approach whale watching boats closely, often sunbathing near the boat for a while.

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