Hermanus (originally called Hermanuspietersfontein) is a town with 49,000 inhabitants on the southern coast of the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is famous as a place from which to watch Southern Right whales, during the southern winter and spring and is a popular retirement town. The whales can be seen from the cliffs in the town centre from as early as June. They were once hunted locally, but are now protected. The Old Harbour Museum contains several exhibitions which explain the whaling history of Hermanus. There is also a Whale museum and whale watching services that will tell you more about the whales and area.
The Overberg area where Hermanus is situated is home to many international award winning wine farms. With it’s unique situation of being nestled between mountain and sea, it benefits from idyllic weather conditions year round with temperatures remaining in the 20′s for most of the Winter months.
May and June are ‘winter’ months yet boast a predominantly blue sky, with warm days and cool nights.
Hermanus, situation on the coastline, offers a wealth of interesting activities and adventure for the entire family.
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