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  • Only eco-marine festival in South Africa.

    29 September - 1 October 2017.
  • Only eco-marine festival in South Africa.

    29 September - 1 October 2017.
29SEPT2017

29 Sept 2017

Hermanus Whale Festival

Day Programme

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30SEPT2017

30 SEPT 2017

Hermanus Whale Festival

Day Programme

1OCT2017

1 oct 2017

Hermanus Whale Festival

Day Programme

Welcome to the Hermanus Whale Festival

29 SEPTEMBER - 1 OCTOBER 2017

As previously, the 26th Hermanus Whale Festival, being the oldest and largest festival on the cape whale coast in South Africa, is a celebration of the whales and all marine life - above and below the ocean! Packed with community and cultural activities, we dish up great food, quality crafters, great sport events, kiddies entertainment, a music stage with artists consciously performing during the festival, a Vintage Car Show, an interactive marine themed eco village, adventure activities down in the Old Harbour and of course whale watching- Land, Boat and Air based whale watching!

Eco-Marine Festival

The Eco Marine Tent purposely partners with a number of our local, internationally awarded, eco- tourism operators to share their information whilst uniquely interact with the visitors, a real and rare commodity most valuable for driving sustainable practices most important to marine tourism on the Cape Whale Coast.

A festival with a focus on the Southern Right Whales

The Hermanus Whale Festival is acutely aware that if we don’t look after our destination, both from an environmental and conservation perspective, in a short space of time, there will not be much to promote with pride and purpose. Our main focus remains to create awareness and celebrate the annual return of the Southern Right Whales to our coast.

Increasingly, travellers are becoming more mindful of the impact of their travels. A development that has been welcomed by operators specialising in eco-tourism.

Eco-Marine themed exhibitions

We have embarked upon a major campaign to change the way ocean wildlife is perceived on the Cape Whale Coast.  Our interactive exhibitions are therefore aimed at the youth, our future conservationists. We believe that by reaching children at an early age, we leave them with a love, passion and respect for marine wildlife and the knowledge to preserve our blue planet.

The Hermanus Whale Festival highlights local efforts to protect the whales from extinction, through ocean-themed activities and exhibits that emphasize education and environmentally responsible adventures and products.

Join the thousands of people who will again celebrate the fun in the sun in this beautiful seaside village!

What you can expect at the Hermanus Whale Festival

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

The full programme of events available here

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Hermanus Whale Festival Gallery

Photo Galleries 2012 - 2014

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    Whale Festival

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    Kiddies

    Photo Gallery

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    Classic Cars

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    Eco-Marine

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    Live Music

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    Street Parade

    Galley

  • WHale Festival Whaletail

    Marine Big 5

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    Craft Stalls

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    Kiddies fun

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    Vintage Cars

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    Lucy, 2

    Office Dog

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  • Tel. nr:
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  • Jaydee Office: +27 (0)28 312 3846