Hermanus Tourism, South Africa

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Hermanus (originally called Hermanuspietersfontein, but shortened as the name was too long for the postal service), is a town on the southern coast of the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is famous for southern right whale watching during the southern winter and spring and is a popular retirement town. The whales can be seen from the cliffs in the town centre as early as June and usually depart in early December. They were once hunted in the nearby town of Betty's Bay, but are now protected to ensure the survival of the species. The Old Harbour Museum contains several exhibitions that explain the whaling industry, and the De Wetshuis Photo Museum houses an exhibition of photos by T D Ravenscroft that depicts the history of Hermanus. The Whale Museum houses a skeleton of a whale and shows an audio-visual presentation of whales and dolphins twice daily.

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Planning a vacation to Hermanus in South Africa? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. The nearest major city to Hermanus is Cape Town. Cape Town is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Table Mountain Cableway, Table Mountain, Victoria And Alfred Waterfront. A holiday in Hermanus can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Hermanus*

  • Living in Hermanus - Quality of Life

    • Health Care Index 88.89 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Hermanus

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Hermanus

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.98 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.48 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 99.55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 59.45 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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