Last Weekend the town of Hermanus, south of Cape Town, hosted the annual September whale festival to celebrate the return of the Southern Right Whales to the shores of South Africa. The festival attracts about 100 000 visitors every year to observe whales and revel in the entertainment running the whole weekend.
There was something for everyone at the Whale festival from live South African bands and African rhythms, comedy and poetry to the Whale 'n Wheels Vintage classic car show.
For the more active there was the the Whale Festival Half Marathon, Mountain bike race and netball tournament and for some adventure shark cage diving, bird watching Fynbos hikes, baboons and and kayak trips were on offer.
With a strong focus on the environment, marine life and marine protection there was educational displays for kids and well known guest speakers giving informative talks.
The 2010 Whale festival was a great success with the main act; The Whales breaching playing and celebrating spring - stealing the show once again!