The Hermanus Whale Festival is celebrating its 21st year as the only enviro-arts festival in South Africa, “puts the creatures of the deep on stage and under the spotlight alongside top performers and musicians from 28 September to 1 October”
Hermanus, known as the best land-based whale watching destination in the world, plays host to thousands of visitors (2011 we welcomed 137 000 visitors) who flock to the seaside resort to exhilarate in the unique natural environment, watch the whales and revel in music, enjoy great food and enjoy the many activities available during the festival
The Whales are always the star performers at the festival and will be joined on land by great food, quality crafters, sport events, kids entertainment, Two Oceans Marquee, Checkers Food Emporium, Endangered Species Marquee and thousands of people celebrating Spring in the most beautiful place on earth - Hermanus
The 2011 Festival spread its wings to include ten venues around Hermanus and we plan to further extend this in 2012 as well as spreading certain events to the second weekend of the school holidays. Our Market Square crafts, Two Oceans food and entertainment marquee will remain and will be extended to include the Endangered Species Marquee which will be educational and very entertaining with the focus remaining on our marine big 5 and the plight of the Rhino. The Checkers Food Emporium will be housed in a 60m by 40m Marquee with celebrities entertaining visitors throughout the festival. The Whales & Wheels car show will take place on Saturday 6 October. The sports strand will take place throughout the festival as well as the second weekend and will include MTB races, half marathons, and three Old Harbour distance swims. The focus on our beautiful Southern Right whales will continue to be seen in Walker Bay all day long. The variety of events planned will keep the whole family entertained throughout the festival.
The full programme of events will be available on our web-site and from the Festival office in July 2012.
Enquires: 028 313 0928 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.whalefestival.co.za