Events Calendar

Title Link Start Date Start Time Description
Play the Wendy The Whale Competition Friday 27 September 2019 08:00am

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Art & Craft Stalls on Market Square - 27 September Friday 27 September 2019 09:00am

A great variety of Art and Craft Stalls on Market Square

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Browse the previous art and craft stalls on our photo gallery

Collect your FREE Spekboom cutting Friday 27 September 2019 09:00am

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Eco-Marine Tent - 27 September 2019 Friday 27 September 2019 09:00am

Eco-Marine Village will be open from 9am - 5pm every day.  

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The Eco Marine Village exhibitions will cover coastal habitats of the SA Whale Coast and will aim to involve local people (citizen scientists) and future conservationists (young people). The interactive exhibitions will be in a marquee tent on the Waterfront Piazza in front of Village Square. It will include Shark, Whale, Penguin, Dolphin and Educational Kiddie areas and award-winning botanical garden and biosphere displays.  Educational Kiddie area, as well as the popular Pirates and Mermaids,  Treasure Hunt on Saturday and Sunday from 12hr-2hr.

More Activities:

 - Collect your FREE spekboom cutting - SANBI &BOTSOC

- All you wanted to know about Spekboom – SANBI & BOTSOC

- Magnetic fishing for sharks- SHARK SPOTTERS

- Ride the Plastic Wave - DICT

- Meet ocean buddies - DAFF

- Adopt a Whale- MRIWU

-- Create a recycled material garden- SANBI

- Watch short videos in 3D- Cape Town Travel

- Learn more about penguins- APSS

-Find out more about the Big Cat Sanctuary- Panthera Africa

- Fighting Marine Pollution at sea- Yacht Boaz

- Buy your whale festival T-Shirt & Cap

- What to see & to do  on the Cape Whale Coast - Hermanus Tourism

-face painting /puzzles/colouring/photo booths

Kiddies Entertainment - 27 September Friday 27 September 2019 09:00am

The Hermanus Whale festival is for the whole family.  

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Market Square, Above Old Harbour in Hermanus

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Kiddies Movies at the Whale Museum - Friday 27 Sept Friday 27 September 2019 09:00am

Kiddies Movies at the Whale Museum - Friday 27 Sept

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09:00 - Madagascar

11:00 - Surf's Up

13:00 - Moana

15:00 - A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise

LOCATION:  Lecture room next to the Whale Museum

Old Harbour Chill Area with Music,Food & Whales Friday 27 September 2019 09:00am

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Radio Good Hope FM Broadcast Live Friday 27 September 2019 09:00am

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Bumper Car Rides Friday 27 September 2019 09:00am

There are amusement rides, and then there are BUMPER RIDES. - 3 days at the Hermanus Whale Festival

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We began with the idea that happiness - pure happiness, is found in a brightly-coloured, donut-shaped, inflatable bumper car.

Come by sooner than later - We look forward to making your day.'

Location - Infront of the Whale House [Market square]

Orchid Show at St. Peter's Church Hall 27 September Friday 27 September 2019 09:10am

“Walker Bay Orchid Society invites all to come and enjoy the beauty of Orchids.

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Walker Bay Orchid Society members have lovingly cared for and grown these exquisite Orchid plants for you to come and see and enjoy at their annual "Orchid Show".
Come and lose yourself with an overload of the senses, the breathtakingly vibrant colours and the alluring fragrances in the air from these stunning Orchid plants.

Venue: St. Peter's Church Hall, Main Road Hermanus

* Non-Official Hermanus Whale Festival Event

Chill Guru Scenic Bus Tour – on the Hour every the hour Friday 27 September 2019 10:00am

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The Chill Guru bus will be operating a hop-on-hop-off round trip leaving every hour on the hour.

Thus, a hop-off at Fernkloof or Grotto means a pick up 1 hour later.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery and soak up the town like a tourist on our sightseeing bus.

ROUTE:

The Whale Festival (Waterfront Piazza ) - Fernkloof - Grotto Beach.

DATES & TIMES

Friday 27 September: 10hr – 16hr

Saturday 28 September :12hr- 16hr

Sunday 29 September: 10hr – 14hr

 TARRIFFS 

Adults: R80 pp

Children (U12): R40 pp

Visit DAFF and interact with live marine and fish species/animals in the touch pool in Marine Tent Friday 27 September 2019 10:00am

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Part of Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Exhibition in the Eco-Marine Tent

Live Music Line-Up on the Coke Stage 27 September 2019 Friday 27 September 2019 01:00pm

MUSIC LINE-UP 27 SEPTEMBER 2019

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13:00   Hendrik Beets
14:00   Tuin
15:00   Dawie
16:00   Tiaan
17:00   Andre
18:00   Young Major
19:00   Sone The Voice
20:00   Jesse Jordan Band

Location: Coke Music Stage on Gearings Point

Eco Marine Talk- Funky Facts about Penguins Friday 27 September 2019 02:00pm

Pamela Percy Peter

14:00 - 14:30:

Funky Facts about African Penguins

Did you know that you can see how hot a penguin is by looking at his red eyebrows?

Come and listen to some fascinating penguin facts.

Presented by African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary

Eco Marine Talk- Shark Spotters Friday 27 September 2019 03:00pm

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15h0 - 15h30

How do we spot a shark in the ocean?

Did you just saw a shark or is it a dolphin fin?

Find out how you can become more shark smart.

Presented by: Shark Spotters

Good Hope Broadcasting Live- The Great Drive with Kyeezi Friday 27 September 2019 03:00pm

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Screening of Tidal Documentary at the Marine Hotel Friday 27 September 2019 06:30pm

Complimentary - Screening of Tidal Documentary at the Marine Hotel

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The documentary follows Lisa Beasley’s journey after a horrific accident encourages her to return to the ocean. Reigniting her love for the ocean, Lisa becomes a guardian of the marine life in the tidal pools – and as she saves the life in the ocean, the ocean aids in her recovery. It is in these tidal pools that Aaniyah Omardien and Lisa meet for the first time. At the time, Aaniyah is way too pregnant to keep lying on her belly to paddle and surf her local break at Muizenberg, and so she begins snorkeling and free diving with Lisa. It is winter but that does not hold them back, the pool is full of life and wonder… but as summer arrives, that same life comes under threat. Together with many other passionate people Aaniyah and Lisa work with the City of Cape Town to protect the wonderful marine life in these pools.

  • Date: Friday 27 September 2019
  • Time: 18h30
  • Venue: The Marine Hotel - Pool Courtyard & Terrace Room
  • Bookings are essential to guarantee a spot for this event, space is limited.
  • Canapés and wine with Creation Wines will be served after the screening, R 95 per person. Bookings essential

To book - please contact:
bookings@themarine.co.za or call 028 313 1000

* Non Official Hermanus Whale Festival Event

Learn more about the Southern Right Whales at the Whale Museum Saturday 28 September 2019 09:50am

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The Whale House consists of an exhibition hall specially designed to house a suspended whale skeleton and whale exhibition. Establishing a natural & cultural history exhibition in the Whale House – ‘The Whales of Walker Bay’

A huge whale skeleton is suspended from the ceiling at the Whale House and Museum in Hermanus. The skeleton belongs to a young female Southern Right whale that washed up on the rocks at Onrus River in July 2003.

Cost: R20 adults, R5 children
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

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