Enjoy a scenic coastal drive from Cape Town and experience the majestic beauty of the Southern Right Whales basking in the warm waters off the Hermanus coastline on this tour.


Enjoy a scenic coastal drive and experience the majestic beauty of the southern Right Whales basking in the warm waters off the Hermanus coastline. (June to November)

Tour Details
Whale-watching tours offer an exciting way to witness the majestic Southern Right whales that come to the Cape each season to breed and calve. Whale season typically runs between August and November in the Cape, and each season, large numbers of whales can be seen along the coast. The best place to see these creatures is along the famous Whale Route, which spans along the coastline passing Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay en route to Hermanus.

1. Fernkloof Nature Reserve & Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
This Cape Town tour include a visit to the beautiful Fernkloof Nature Reserve which spans 2000 hectares of montain and coastal fynbos as well as a huge number of birds and smaller mammals. The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens is another highlight for nature-lovers, while on weekdays and Saturdays, a trip through the Hamilton Russell Wine Estate offers a glimpse into Hermanus’ viticulture. (1h)

2. Hermanus
As one of the top destinations for whale-watching, Hermanus is perfectly positioned to offer the best viewing directly from the shore. You will be able to watch as these giants of the deep frolic in the waves and launch out of the water to breach. (1h 30min)

3. Whale Watching – The Southern Right Whale
The Southern Right whale got its name in the days of whaling many centuries ago – the size of the whale and the fact that it floated once it had been harpooned made it the ‘right’ whale for whalers to catch. There are around 3000 Southern Right whales left in the seas today. (1h 30min)

• Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay & Betty’s Bay
• Wine Tasting en route
• The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
• Hermanus
• Land Based whale watching
• Boat-based whale watching (optional – extra charge)
• Elgin
• Sir Lowry’s Pass

Pick up and drop off from your hotel or Guest House around Cape Town.

Registered tour guide, transport in air-conditioned vehicle, wine tasting and entrance to Harold Porter Botanical Garden
Lunch, boat trip and optional visits
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