Each year the Southern right whales come to Walker Bay to give birth and mate. To celebrate their arrival and the beginning of spring, Hermanus holds an annual Whale Festival in September. Because of the deep waters the whales come very close to the coast and so Hermanus prides itself to be the best land-based whale-watching spot in Africa.
Looking for the distinctive V-shaped fountain and the white marks on the head, you can see the gentle giants swaying in the waves. We spent hours sitting on the cliffs and watching the whales coming close to the surface, waving their flaps and jumping high out of the water.