Hermanus lies on the south coast of the Western Cape beside Walker Bay and is an immensely popular holiday destination with both local and international tourists. Hermanus is considered the world’s best land-based destination for whale watching. Southern right whales migrate from Antarctica every year to breed and rear their young, making Walker Bay their home from about July to November.
The famous Hermanus Cliff Path provides visitors with exceptional views of these gentle giants who can sometimes come within 10 meters of the coast. The daily arrival of whales is heralded by the Whale Crier who sounds his horn to broadcast their arrival during season. Hermanus is not just about whale watching, this bohemian town has a vibrant ambience and features museums, art galleries, markets and great restaurants. The largest beach in Hermanus is Grotto Beach and has been given the prestigious “Blue Flag” beach status.