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SUMMER SPECIAL!!, 6 Jan – 31 March 2020,
15% OFF 2 NIGHTS, 20% OFF 3 NIGHTS, 25% OFF 4 NIGHTS.
Offer includes Bed and Breakfast, pending availability.
Please enquire by e-mail to info@whaleaway.com for availability.
This wonderful opportunity allows you to enjoy a lovely get-away as our summer heats up. Escape to our beaches, restaurants, vineyards and art galleries nearby.

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Summber Special 1 October – 20 December 2019

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WELCOME SUMMER 1 OCTOBER – 20 DECEMBER SPECIAL!!!

15% OFF FOR A 2 NIGHT STAY!

20% OFF FOR A 3 NIGHT STAY!

25% OFF FOR A 4 NIGHT STAY!

Please enquire by e-mail to info@whaleaway.com for availability.

Offer lasts between 1 October 2019 to 20 December 2019 pending availability.
This is a wonderful opportunity to see the Southern Right Whales in our wonderful bay, before they swim south leaving our coast till their next season.

National Heritage Day 24 September 2019

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According to the South African History Online, before Heritage Day also became known as Braai Day, it was celebrated as Shaka Day by the Zulus in KwaZulu-Natal.

The idea for Braai Day came from the Braai4Heritage organisation.

In 2005, a media campaign tried to “re-brand” the holiday as National Braai Day “in recognition of the South African culinary tradition of holding informal backyard” braais. The organisation aims to have all South Africans “celebrate their common roots by having a braai (barbecue) on Heritage day.”

Who created Braai Day

The event was created by Jan Scannell who is also known as “Jan Braai.” On 5 September 2007, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was made the National Spokesperson for Braai Day.

Creation Wines in Top 50 Vinyards in the Word

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Creation Wines in South Africa’s sought-after Hemel-en-Aarde wine region near Hermanus proudly celebrates its place among the 50 top wineries selected at the inaugural 2019 World’s Best Vineyards (WBV) awards. Over 1 500 nominated wineries from a total of 17 countries were represented and the winners were chosen by a prestigious international voting academy. The stated aim of the WBV list is to raise the profile of wine tourism and to encourage visitors from all over the world to explore the world’s best wineries.

 

Current Event: Fynarts Hermanus 7 – 17 June 2019

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FYNARTS HERMANUS 2019

The Fynarts has begun right here in Hermanus!
For lovers of ARTS and CULTURE this event promises to be a real treat. Hosted each year at venues throughout Hermanus and the Hemel and Aarde Valley. This experience is unique to our town and enjoyed by many. From tantalising your taste buds, musical & theatrical performances, inspirational talks to visual splendor of a variety of art works exhibited. The Fynarts programme is something that should never be missed.

 

THE PERFECT PLACE TO STAY IN A HERMANUS

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The town of Hermanus is a beautiful seaside resort in the Western Cape area of South Africa. It’s about an hour’s drive from Cape Town, with direct air links to a number of world destinations and even more if you get a connecting flight in Johannesburg. Hermanus guesthouses come in all price ranges with different levels of comfort and luxury.gallery 18

The most expensive guest houses are normally the ones offering sea views. This is in line with the normal trend world wide. You will also often find that the same guest house offers different prices for rooms at the front which have sea views and rooms at the back facing the mountain.

The further you go from the sea, prices will be lower. Whether you choose a guest house right on the beach or one further away is therefore largely a matter of taste and finances. Remember that Hermanus is not a large town, so even if you select a guest house some distance away from the sea, you will seldom be more than five minutes’ drive from the nearest beach.

As far as comfort levels go Hermanus guest houses run the full spectrum. There are small yet comfortable places that are often family run where you can get a good taste of how a South African family live.

There are also large, luxurious guest houses with their own private swimming pools and all the facilities in the rooms which you would normally expect in an upmarket hotel.

Most of these institutions offer breakfast as part of their services. A couple also offer other meals. The choice is yours: Hermanus has a large number of restaurants, especially in the area around the town square. Part of the fun of visiting the town is eating in one of the restaurants overlooking the bay. So even if you eat most meals at your guest house, make sure to leave some time to enjoy a delicious meal at one of these restaurants.

There is so much to see and to do in the area that you absolutely have to stay at least a couple of days. Hermanus is of course famous for whale watching, so if your visit could coincide with the yearly whale season toward the end of the winter, you are in for a great treat. All Hermanus guest houses will be able to assist you with finding the best spot to see these amazing mammals in action.

FIND EXCITEMENT WHEN RENTING HERMANUS GUEST HOUSES

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Hermanus guest houses will make your vacation to South Africa most enjoyable. There are several homes available in this town sometimes referred to as the ‘Riviera of the South’. Most are located along the coast line overlooking miles of beaches and mountains covered with fynbos.

These homes are spacious, elegant and affordable. Some have private patios on the beach so you can watch the whales play while you relax with a glass of wine that was grown locally. You can walk to the beach within minutes from your rooms.

Many of these vacationer houses have panoramic views of the ocean from every room. Hermanus is the best land based spot for whale watching in the world. The Southern Right Whales migrate to this area every July for breeding and mating. Guests have reported that they could watch these magnificent creatures from within 12 kilometers of their paths.

The air in Hermanus is called the ‘Champagne Air’ with healing powers that have become famous around the world. Doctors have been known to prescribe to their patients to vacation in this area for the effects of this healing air. Breathe in this air while relaxing at the swimming pool on the grounds.gallery 11

The rooms in these homes are gigantic and mansion like. Each one has huge glass windows overlooking the stunning tranquility and beauty of the ocean. All have the most modern conveniences and even some extra amenities like telescopes in each home and golf courses and tennis courts available to all guests. They all have security features and friendly staff ready to cater to your needs.

Experience unforgettable stays at one of many guest lodgings with their breathtaking views and peaceful settings. They are situated on the waterfront but close enough to central points of interest. Most are within a few hours of driving time to Cape Town, where you can visit nature reserves and reserve boating, fishing and diving excursions.

This is the place for any outdoor enthusiasts. If you enjoy an adrenalin rush then try hang gliding, shark cage diving or powerboat racing. This beautiful coastal town has something for everyone. There are plenty of wineries, quaint boutiques, museums, markets and galleries.

Vacationing in Hermanus is not the type of vacation you would expect to experience in South Africa. But staying in one of the Hermanus guest houses is going to well exceed your expectations for accommodations on your vacation to the beautiful shores of South Africa.