Hermanus Whale Festival

Only Enviro-Arts Festival in South Africa

Fri, 27/09/2019, 00H00 - Sun, 29/09/2019, 00H00

The Hermanus Whale Festival, the only Enviro-Arts festival in South Africa, is held annually to celebrate the return of the Southern Right whales to the waters of Walkerbay, Hermanus.
The gentle giants are the main attraction, but there are loads to do, eat and drink at the Hermanus Whale Festival – from live music to vintage cars!

The festival combines whale watching from shore and sea with live shows, hands-on family fun, street parades, film, music, seafood and local produce.

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  • An interactive Eco - Marine Village Tent as our main focus are on conservation
  • Eco-Marine talks about whales, penguins, white sharks ( shark week)
  • Treasure hunt in the Eco - Marine Tent for the kiddies on Saturday and Sunday (12-2)
  • Good Hope FM broadcasting live for 3 days at the Whale Festival
  • Great food at the festival as well as restaurants in Hermanus
  • Quality crafters on Market Square
  • Kiddies Entertainment on Market Square
  • The popular Street Parade on Saturday Morning
  • Coke Live Music Marquee on Gearing's Point



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