Hermanus is known as the prime whale watching destination in the world. With an 11km cliff path offering an ideal vantage point and whale watching cruise operators offering exciting cruises daily during whale watching season, Hermanus is truly an unrivalled tourist destination.
Southern Right whales arrive typically from June and remain in the bay until December. On occasion whales have left the safety of Walker Bay as late as end January.
Whale cruise operators are based in the Hermanus Harbour from where daily trips are launched to view these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.