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Hermanus General

Hermanus was awarded 'Town of the year 2009 & 2010'.  This seaside resort is a casual 90 minute drive from Cape Town.  The town is situated in the heart of the whale route in the protected Walker Bay and, arguably, offers the best land-based whale watching in the world.  Well maintained cliff paths in and around the town make exploring the shoreline and watching these gentle giants so much easier and enjoyable.  The only whale crier in the world will attract your attention when he blows his dried kelp horn to inform you of their whereabouts.  The Overberg area includes rolling wheat and canola fields, blue flag sandy beaches, nature reserves, botanical gardens, a penguin colony, wild horses, vineyards, rugged mountain ranges, ancient caves, museums, art galleries, lighthouses, scenic drives and views, champagne air, tranquility and top class cuisine.