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This is a wonderful opportunity to see a bit more of the Cape  countryside and enjoy some whale watching – either from the cliffs and paths above Walker Bay or participate in boat based whale viewing.

Either way, you’ll have a remarkable excursion. Best times of the year are between August and late October when the Southern Right and Humpback whales grace our shores.

Slides below include the Old Harbour in the centre of Hermanus as well as Bientangs cave restaurant where whales have been known to keep a close eye  on the diners nearby! Bientang was a resident of the cave for many years and had a special relationship with the whales that kept her company.

Overlooking this is the interesting Memorial dedicated to Roger Bushell who’s parents hailed from Hermanus. He became a prisoner of war during WWII and his heroic attempt to escape has been immortalised in the film “The Great Escape”, which premiered in his home town. Bushell’s role was played by Richard Attenborough – other actors in the film include Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Garner.

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