The annual Hermanus Festival is a celebration of the return of the southern right whales to the coastal waters of Southern Africa. All events and activities during the festival are focused on creating awareness around the protection of the whales and all our marine wildlife who share our coastal waters. The festival takes place in September which is the peak of whale activity in the region.
Over a period of 3 days, Hermanus will once again burst into life when thousands of visitors descend upon the town to join in the festivities of this popular event. Accommodation establishments open their doors, restaurants dish up mouth-watering meals and the residents of Hermanus open their hearts in a warm welcome to visitors.