Hermanus was voted as the world’s best spot to watch whales by international publication The Telegraph.
“Heading out to sea isn’t everyone’s cup of tea – and you don’t have to if you go to the small fishing village of Hermanus, overlooking the Atlantic two hours east of Cape Town,” an article by The Telegraph reads.
“Southern right whales come to calf and mate off this coast between June and November, performing their acrobatics incredibly close to the shore…”
South Africa beat several other whale watching destinations on The Telegraph’s list – see below:
10. Madeira – Portuguese Island
9. Christchurch – New Zealand
8. Cetaceans – Azores
7. Queensland – Australia
6. Grundarfjorour – Iceland
5. San Ignacio Lagoon – Mexico
4. Vancouver Island – Canada
3. Canary Island
2. California – United States of America
1. Hermanus – South Africa