Nestled in a quiet corner of the Western Cape, Hermanus is a small hamlet that offers some of the world’s top whale-watching opportunities. Visitors to The Marine in Hermanus, with its stunning view of Walker Bay are afforded the experience of watching whales from the comfort of their hotel rooms in the sea-facing suites!
Hermanus is a popular whale-watching destination and was ranked by the World Wildlife Fund as one of the 12 best whale-watching spots in the world. Around 100 Southern Right Whales migrate to Hermanus from the Antarctic to give birth and mate in Walker Bay. This happens between June and November where the annual Hermanus Whale Festival attracts over 100 000 visitors.
“It is important that we take steps to ensure the health and well-being of these creatures that grace our shores” says Jacqui Elliott, CEO of The Collection by Liz McGrath. “Not only do they bring joy to those who love whale-watching, but they are critical to the environment and need to be conserved.”