Hermanus Whales, Dolphins & Marine
Hermanus is the Capital of the Whale Coast of South Africa! Whale-watching is superb in the winter months when hundreds of magnificent Southern Right Whales migrate to the Southern and Western stretches of South Africa’s coastline to mate and calve. In Hermanus in particular, they come so close in to the rocky shore areas that you can sit on the rocks just metres from them, so close you feel you can almost touch them. It’s an incredible experience that has transformed Hermanus from a small fishing village into a whale-watching tourism hotspot. The whales begin arriving in June and start heading off back south to the Antarctic feeding grounds in November, the last stragglers swimming away in December. Their location in the bay is hailed by our Whale-Crier, and the annual migration is a treasured aspect to life in Hermanus. Boat-based whale watching is also offered as an activity in Hermanus. Other marine activities and attractions in Hermanus include cage diving encounters with Great White sharks in nearby Gansbaai, boat trips and fishing charters.
Walker Bay is the large bay lying between Hermanus and Gansbaai. In 2001 a large portion of this Walker Bay was declared a sanctuary for whales. From 1 July until 30 November each year, no boats or crafts of any kind are allowed in the Walker Bay Whale Sanctuary Marine Protected Area sanctuary, and only licenced whale watching and authorized commercial vessels are allowed in a restricted area between Sopiesklip and Gansbaai.
The Shark Lady -Book a shark cage diving trip with Shark Lady Adventures!
Southern Right Charters, Captains Log - Whale watching season 2014 photo gallery!
Marine Dynamics - Great white shark cage diving on the 31 March 2015 with Marine Dynamics!
Photos of Common Dolphins taken in Walker Bay, Hermanus.
Southern Right Charters is spicing it up this summer and offering an array of new cruises.
Wine Village in Hermanus is celebrating 10 years of wine excellence with the sensational Wine Celebration.
Top 10 Named and Famed Sharks of Dyer Island, South Africa.
The beautiful area of Gansbaai is known to be one of the best places on the planet for whale watching, shark cage diving and more!