Whale Festival – Celebrating Marine Life

Last weekend was the 26th Hermanus Whale Festival highlighting efforts to protect whales from extinction. The festival’s “ocean-themed activities emphasized education and environmentally responsible adventures”. The people of Hermanus “look after their destination, both from an environmental and conservation perspective”. The festival focused on creating awareness and celebrating the annual return of the beloved Southern Right Whale.…

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Kayaking with Walker Bay Whales South Africa

On Saturday a group of about 15 Connect-123 volunteers drove to Hermanus for a day of whale watching. Some of us went sea kayaking to get closer to the whales. We left Cape Town early to avoid the high wind forecast for Walker Bay. During my last trip to Hermanus (see July 24th blog) it…

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