I pushed the accelerator hard against the floor and urged our little rental car over the breathtaking mountain pass as we wound our way down to the ocean. We had a 9am kayaking date set with Herman-from-Hermanus and we were hoping to see some whales. August ushers in the beginnings of whale season, undoubtedly the primary reason tourists flock to this quaint seaside town. Southern right whales have long consummated their love in Hermanus's protected alcoves, while fascinated humans watch vicariously from cliffs and boats alike.