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Don’t Miss the Famous Whale Festival in Hermanus – 4 Days Only! By Rone Erwee Dated: Jul 14, 2010

The 4-Day Whale Festival in Hermanus is just around the corner - so start planning now! The famous festival offers some of the best whale-spotting opportunities of the year and harnesses the excitement of whale-watching season in Hermanus. It’s the most popular time of year to visit the town, so you need to book your accommodation as soon as possible. From 24 to 28 September 2010, Hermanus is transformed into a whale-spotting hub, as visitors flock in to see the magnificent whales and celebrate the start of spring. Take whale-watching boat rides, enjoy fantastic restaurant specials and shop at bustling craft markets. The 4-day festival sets the town alive and is not to be missed! South Africa’s premier whale-watching destination Hermanus is renowned as South Africa’s premier destination for whale watching. From winter to early spring, Southern Right Whales approach the town’s shores to mate, calf and play in the crisp waters of the Western Cape. The cliffs on which Hermanus perches provide panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and its majestic inhabitants. The town boasts the world’s only whale crier, who alerts residents to the arrival and location of whales by blowing on his kelp horn. A number of Hermanus hotels provide excellent sea views, allowing visitors to spot whales from the comfort of their hotel suites. Those desiring a closer whale encounter can book a boat tour to venture into the ocean and see the whales in their natural habitat. Soak up the festivities of the 4-day Hermanus Whale Festival The Hermanus Whale Festival is about more than just whale watching. The influx of local and international visitors brings the town to life, and for four days, Hermanus becomes a destination geared towards all-day festivities and night-long revelry. A variety of live entertainment is on offer, including street theatre, concerts, cabaret and comedy. Restaurants, lounges and bars are open until late, and visitors are tempted by an array of delicious cuisine, from local specialties and fresh seafood to decadent desserts and cocktails. There is plenty more to see and do in Hermanus. If you can tear yourself away from the whale-watching for a while, you can explore the town’s scenic wine route, several beautiful beaches - including the Blue Flag-rated Grotto Beach - and the unspoiled terrain of the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Here, you can enjoy nature walks, hikes and mountain biking in tranquil surroundings. Book now for the Hermanus Whale Festival Holiday Thousands of travellers pour into Hermanus to experience the Whale Festival each year – so it’s essential to plan in advance if you don’t want to miss out. Plan now – book Hermanus accommodation, tours and car

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hire right away via a South African travel website. Visit http://www.e-southafrica.com now to book accommodation in Hermanus for the Whale Festival in September. ### About the Author: http://www.e-southafrica.com is a South African travel website that provides a range of quality, affordable Hermanus accommodation, tours and car hire for the Hermanus Whale Festival, and other popular events in South Africa. Category Tags Email Phone Address City/Town State/Province Zip Country

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Don’t Miss the Famous Whale Festival in Hermanus – 4 Days Only!