A little way down the stunning Western Cape Coast from Cape Town is the charming seaside village of Hermanus. This welcoming little town is renowned for its beautiful beaches, spectacular landscape, temperate climate and ‘champagne air’. Despite all these attractions, it is most well-known for offering some of the best land-based whale watching in the world. Every year, from July to December, Hermanus welcomes gigantic Southern Right Whales into the shallow waters of Walker Bay. They come seeking sanctuary from colder waters to breed and mate. As the whales breach and play in the waters their antics are constant source of wonder for visitors and locals alike. These gentle visitors can be easily viewed from Hermanus’ cliffs and coastal paths. Hermanus also holds many fine restaurants, boutique stores and a craft market in the town centre. The perfect way to explore this delightful town is on an expertly guided day tour from Cape Town. You can also explore some great sites nearby like the Penguin colony at Stony Point or a Cape Wine farm.