Hermanus Whale Festival 2019

The annual Hermanus Whale Festival is a celebration to the return of the southern right whales to the coastal waters of Southern 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.  The festival takes place from 27 - 29 September 2019.

Hermanus was recently voted by The Telegraph as one of the best destinations worldwide for watching marine mammals. Whether from land or boats, with spectacular annual visits from the southern right and humpback whales and enormous pods of dolphins year-round.

Every year, southern right whales migrate from their icy feeding grounds off Antarctica to warmer climates, reaching the South African Whale Coast in June and will stay till early December. These coastal waters will then teem with the giant mammals, mating, calving and rearing their young – and giving whale-watchers spectacular displays of raw power and elegant water acrobatics incredibly close to shore.

Over a period of 3 days, this fishing village will once again bursts into life when thousands of visitors descend upon the town to join in the festivities of this popular event. Accommodation establishments open their doors, restaurants dish up mouth-watering meals and the residents of Hermanus open their hearts in a warm welcome to visitors.

Now in its 28th year the Hermanus Whale Festival, is the oldest and largest festival on the South African whale coast calendar and while the whales are predominantly the star performers at the festival, these gentle giants will be joined on land by quality entertainers and musicians, an array of food stalls, kiddies activities and events suitable for both the young and old.


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Event Details

Type: Art & Cultural
Start: 27 Sep 2019 00:00
End: 29 Sep 2019 23:59
Address:
Hermanus
South Africa
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