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The perfect holiday in Hermanus

Hermanus is a seaside town southeast of Cape Town, in South Africa’s Western Cape Province

The popular resort town of Hermanus, situated between mountain and sea, has gained worldwide recognition as the world's foremost land based whale-watching destination.

Depending on your visit to Hermanus, there is something to focus your visit on all year round, ideal if you are combining with the beginning or end of a trip to Africa. During the South African summer time, (December to March) the beaches are in their prime, the temperature is comfortable and generally a perfect time to relax. The optimum whale season kicks off in late May through to September.

The hub of all marine activity is the around the harbour, where fishing trips, seal, whale, and shark watching trips leave from. There is a resident whale crier announcing nearby sightings with loud blasts on his dry kelp horn. As well as the whales, sharks and the beautiful and unique shoreline, there are several vineyards near Hermanus, which are fast gaining international recognition.

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