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The Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival

The Hermanus Whale Festival is celebrating its 27th year as the only enviro-arts festival in South Africa, “putting the creatures of the deep on stage and under the spotlight alongside top performers and musicians from 28 to 30 September”.

Hermanus, known as the best land-based whale watching destination in the world, plays host to thousands of visitors (in 2014 we welcomed over 100 000 visitors) who flock to the seaside resort to exhilarate in the unique natural environment.

The Whales are always the star performers at the festival and will be joined on land by great food, quality crafters, kids entertainment, live music, a street parade, Vintage car show and thousands of people celebrating Spring in the most beautiful place on earth – Hermanus.

The hub of the festival is the Eco-Marine Tent where you can learn more about preserving our ocean wildlife with informative talks by marine biologists and experts and interact with live marine and fish species/animals in the touch pool. The DICT (Dyer Island Conservation Trust) team will share their knowledge on how you can #beatplasticpollution and you can get a cool snap of yourself riding the #plasticwave to a healthier and cleaner ocean.

With the Springbok/Aussie test match shown on the big screen in the music stage at Gearings Point, this sounds like a whale of a weekend. Come and celebrate a fun time in this beautiful coastal village.

The Clean and Green plea at Hermanus Whale Festival: This is an ocean-friendly event with many displays, stalls, exhibits and picnic areas very close to the ocean. We ask all our guests to keep this ocean location top-of-mind while you spend a glorious day or weekend taking in the beauty of this special location. Help us keep it that way.

The full programme of events will be available on our web-site and from the Festival office.
Enquires: 028 313 0928 or email: or visit

Hermanus Whale Festival

Hermanus Whale Festival

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