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Hermanus offers a myriad of events for every season ranging from wine festivals and live music concerts to foodie events and other gatherings.
Visitors come to see the annual migration of Southern Right Whales, but they also come to partake in the town’s many festivals and yearly events.

So here is a selection of our favourites.

Walkerbay Extreme

Date. End of April

What to expect:

The Walkerbay Xtreme Hermanus is a multi-day multi-discipline adventure sports festival held annually in and around Hermanus at the end of April. The event features a host of sporting activities from running, swimming and cycling to functional fitness, paddling and SUPing.
Participants will be spoilt for choice. The whole experience comprises of both family and spectator-friendly activities as well as challenging events for the more die-hard top local and international athletes that take part. To sum it up in one sentence, one could say the Walkerbay Xtreme Hermanus is an all-inclusive event with a competitive edge that allows everyone, no matter your sporting abilities.

WlakerBay Extreme

Hermanus Fynarts Festival

Date: 10 Days at the beginning of June each year

What to expect:

Fynarts is a winter festival held in Hermanus offering a wide variety of fine visual artists, musicians, speakers and presenters of demonstrations and workshops. Expect a festival offering visual, intellectual and creative stimulation that will appeal to young and old whether singles, couples, groups or families.

Hermanus Fynarts

Kalfie Fees

Datum: Winterfees in Augustus elke jaar

Wat om te verwag:

ʼn Afrikaanse Kultuurfees

Fees gangers kan uitsien na drama, komedie en tragedie asook boek besprekings en ’n kuns uitstalling uit die boonste rake. Gehore word bederf met gesoute en geliefde musiekkunstenaars.
Net soos vorige jare is die hart van die fees in die kuiertent waar daar genoeg is om te eet en te drink. Die wyn, bier en koeldrank raak nie op nie en die tee en koffie in onbeperk. Daar word elke dag musiek gemaak deur plaaslike kunstenaars.

Hermanus Kalfiefees

Hermanus Whale Festival

Date: Annually during the September school holiday.

What To Expect:

Over a period of 3 days, accommodations open their doors, restaurants dish up mouth-watering meals and the residents of Hermanus open their hearts in a warm welcome to 100 000 visitors who will join the town to welcome the migrating southern right whales on their return to mate and to give birth to their young.
While the whales are predominantly the star performers at the festival, they will be joined on land by quality entertainers and musicians, an array of food stalls and kiddies activities and events suitable for both the young and old.
The festival’s highlight is the Eco Marine Village with interactive displays by award-winning local marine and eco partners.

Hermanus Whale Festival

Hermanus Flower Festival

Date: Annually over 2 days during the September School Holidays

What to expect:

• Unique floral displays and up to 400 labelled specimens of fynbos in the Fernkloof Hall.
• Landscaped indigenous gardens in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve amphitheater.
• Fernkloof Indigenous Nursery - buy from a selection of 300 varieties of plants.
• Marquee with environmental exhibits and things to buy at the Fernkloof Nature Reserve Gardens.
• Rolling video presentation: DVD's on Fernkloof & the Cliff Path.
• The Fynbos Cafe will be serving teas and lunches with wine.


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62 Mitchell Street
Eastcliff, Hermanus,
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+27 (0)78 831 8465

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