WELCOME TO THE HERMANUS WHALE FESTIVAL 2017
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!
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.
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
- An inter-active 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
- Whales and Wheels Classic Car Show
- Coke Music Marquee on Gearing’s Point
- Watershed “Live” on the 29th of September 2017 – Coke Music marquee on Gearings Point.
- Oldies But Goldies Tribute Show – 20 September 2017 – Coke Music marquee on Gearings Point
The full programme of events available here
What do we know about this Southern Right Whale? Learn more
How to Register
Click on the below link to register by going to our website. Just enter your detail and pay the registration fees.