August is green season in the Western  Cape and yes, it’s rainy, and yes it can be cold, but the whales are there, the fynbos is at it’s most comely and Table Mountain is in full viridian blush. Whale spotting  can good all around the coast, but the most popular place for land-based watching is Hermanus. In truth, everywhere from Betty’s  Bay to Pearly Beach can be just as good and the sea of De Hoop Nature Reserve  is often overrun with southern rights. Popular boat-based-whale-watching outfits operate from Hermanus and Kleinbaai.
August is the time for chasing snow, whether it’s the Drakensberg or the Ceres mountains.
It’s the winter/spring cusp, so flowers are beginning  to show their faces all over the Western Cape. Visit the Clanwilliam Wild Flower Show from the 23 of August to see a concentration of some of the region’s riches. While you are in the area, why not pop in at the Hantam Meat Festival on the 30th and 31 August?  They celebrate  Calvinia as sheep country.
Take the whole family to Cresta Shopping Center. They opened a mall-based Aquarium with highly design construction 
The Swazi reed Dance is a spectacular annual event attracting multitudes of tourists every year, end of August,  in the Kingdom of Swaziland. The ceremony lasts 8 days and the dates of the Umhlanga Reed dance are set according to the cycle of the moon and are never determined on the calendar.

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