Indeed, Hermanus ranks as one of the world’s best places for whale watching on land, from the end of June until November. On the doorstep is Walker Bay, with its cliff paths and outstanding coastal scenery. After a day’s sightseeing, relax in the swimming pool or pamper yourself in the hotel’s spa. Guest rooms and suites are individually furnished, some boasting stunning ocean views from their oversized windows. Enjoy afternoon tea or cocktails in the chic Sun Lounge and sample fresh seafood served from the open kitchen at Harvest at The Marine.
A year round destination, but expect cooler weather in the Eastern and Western Capes during winter, between June and August. Mpumalanga stays warm year round with temperatures, humidity and rainfall all increasing in the summer months between October and March. The whales return to the waters around Hermanus from July to November, and the spring months of August and September are particularly colourful along the Garden Route.
The prime time for game viewing is generally the drier winter and spring months from April to September when animals frequent the waterholes. During the wetter summer months between October and March, animals can still be viewed but are more widely dispersed – from December to February there may be more sightings of newborn animals.
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