Hermanus dubbed the best place to Whale-watch in the world – Here are the top 10

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Hermanus, in the Western Cape, was recently named the number one spot to whale-watch in the world. The quaint, seaside village is famous for its breathtaking, panoramic ocean views and the Hermanus Whale Festival – so it’s no surprise when it came first place.

The Telegraph describes the town as “a small fishing village” and notes that the migration of the Southern Right whale as a must-see event.

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Heading out to sea isn’t everyone’s cup of tea- and you don’t have too if you go to the small fishing village of Hermanus, overlooking the Atlantic two hours east of Cape Town. Southern right whales come to calf and mate off this coast between June and November, performing their acrobatics incredibly close to the shore.” – The Telegraph

Take look at the top spots to Whale-watch across the world and read the full article on the Telegraph right here.

1. Hermanus – South Africa

2. California – United States of America

3. Canary Islands

4. Vancouver Island – Canada

5. San Ignacio Lagoon- Mexico

6. Grundarfjorour – Iceland

7. Queensland – Australia

8. Cetaceans – Azores

9. Christchurch – New Zealand

10. Madeira – Portuguese Island

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