The Hermanus Whale Festival, the only Enviro-Arts festival in South Africa, is held annually to celebrate the return of the Southern Right whales to the waters of Walker Bay, our magnificent environment and the arrival of Spring!

Hermanus, known as the best land based whale watching destination in the world, plays host to thousands of visitors who flock to the seaside resort to exhilarate in the unique natural environment, watch whales, revel in music, comedy and African rhythms throughout the Festival.

The focus will once again be on our wonderful environment, with a strong emphasis on marine life and protection. Come face to face with Wally the whale and his ocean buddies. Educational displays for little festinos and well known guest speakers are just a few of the highlights!

Further highlights of the 2009 festival includes the SAB gig rig where our country greats, Billy Forrest, Sally Vaughn and Bobby Angel will take to the stage on Thursday 24 September. On Friday the Four Kings Comedy show will tickle your funny bone and ABBA Magic will bring the great ABBA hits to life on Saturday.

The Whales ‘n Wheels Vintage Classic Car Show has gained momentum and an increased following, and the gleaming machines will be showcased at the Primary School grounds.  Pay a visit to the Whale of a Wine Festival on Saturday.

The popular Whale Festival Classic Charity Golf Event will take place at the Hermanus Golf course on Friday, 25 September.

Little festinos will be further entertained at the Kids Morning Market that will be held at Market Square on Saturday, 26 September from 08:00 to 14:00. Budding entrepreneurs are invited to participate.

Location: Hermanus, in the Cape Overberg Region.

Dates: 24-27 September 2009.

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