Nov 28, 2010

Hermanus, the Whale Town (4 July 2010)

sunset on the way back to Cape Town

Hermanus, a small cozy town, just 3 hours drive from Cape Town is famous as the whale town. You can actually spot the whales from the shore flipping their tails and spitting water in the air. We decided to drive down to Hermanus during our 5 days stay in Cape Town while enroute to Gansbaai sending Adri for her shark cage diving. Me and May decided not to go as it was slightly costly for us as we had spend quite a fortune for this South Africa trip.

As Adri needs to be at the shark cage diving centre for the second session, we can take some leisure time to drive down to the southern part of the Cape Peninsula. On the way from Gansbaai to Hermanus, we saw the most amazing cloud blanket over the mountains. We stopped by Hermanus for the whale watching and managed to catch some amazing pizza for lunch (it's a three layer pizza).

cloud blanket over the mountains

Hermanus, the whale town

they are everywhere

Table Mountain from far

the town area


I love my tee

especially the back part

We waited a while for the whales and the whale crier actually existed. He blew the horn and attracted some whale to the shore. Just cant describe the feeling of watching the whale flipping its tail!

whale crier

the flipping of the tail

there are people actually shouting for the whale to flip its tail


  1. Nice pics! Your photography skills are awesome!

  2. Thanks Yen! Love reading you food blog as well