Hermanus Whale Festival - South Africa

Every year, southern right whales travel thousands of miles to the Cape south coast to mate and calve in the bays. Join the villagers of Hermanus for an entertainment- packed festival, in the town with the best land-based whale watching in the world.



Mosaic Lagoon Lodge

This lovely lodge is tucked away on the Hermanus lagoon, accessed via a dirt road from Stanford. The rooms are luxury safari style - complete with outdoor shower - and this is a haven for bird lovers, with flamingos, blue...

The Marine

From The Marine, you can see whales from your room – this stretch of the southern coast of South Africa is a natural playground for the Southern Right Whales that breach near the shore from July to November. The 45-room...


An eco-luxury gem nestled in between whale watching capital Hermanus and Great White Shark capital, with separate divisions for families and couples, as well as a deluxe 6-room villa with breathtaking views for (extended) families or small groups. The owners...

Birkenhead House

There’s a healthy imagination at work in the design of this eclectic property, with huge decorated mirrors, plush oversized furnishings and fabulous chandeliers in the public spaces. A couple of the rooms have great balconies and though the hotel has...

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