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Mostly know as the whale-watching capital of South Africa, because the Southern Right Whales come here as early as June and stay for six months, the town, just over an hour from Cape Town, has lots to keep you busy between whale-spotting from its clifftops. There are loads of restaurants and cute shop-filled streets worth wandering, plus two very long beaches, as well as great nearby towns and wine farms. The town is said to have the only whale crier in the world, who sounds his horn when whales are spotted. Drive to nearby Onrus (with its well-hidden but must-find beach) and Stanford (which, while you can see it’s been discovered, seems to remain very laidback and quiet).
By Ted Botha
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Hermanus, 7200, South Africa