The annual Hermanus Whale Festival, now in its 28th year, is a celebration of the return of the Southern Right whales to the coastal waters of South Africa.
It is a tribute to the legacy left to the town by Wendy the Whale whose story is about man’s ability to live in harmony with nature as well as people’s ability to come together as communities valuing the environment.
All events and activities during the whale festival are focused to create awareness on how to protect the whales and all our marine wildlife who share our coastal waters.
Hermanus, recently voted by The Telegraph as one of the best destinations worldwide for watching marine mammals, bursts into life as thousands of visitors descend upon the town to join in on the festivities of this popular event.
This year’s programme includes land & boat-based whale watching, arts and crafts, an orchid show and the Whales and Wheels Classic Car Show. Festival goers can expect to linger for hours inside the Coke Live Music Marquee, and the Old Harbour Music Arena where various local artists perform. Other festivities include the Marine Mammal & Eco Talks, Festival of Whales Street Parade, shop-till-you-drop stalls, Kiddies Whale of a Beach Clean-up in the Old Harbour and on the Cliff Path, and also kids’ movies and entertainment. The very popular Pirate & Mermaid Treasure Hunt is also extended over two days and once again has lots of giveaway prizes.
Venue: Hermanus Waterfront, Eco Marine Village
Time: Fri 9am to Sun 5pm
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