Whale Watching Tour in Hermanus (Western Cape, South Africa)

Witness the majesty of the Southern Right whales who visit the Cape seasonally to breed as well as calve

  • Visit one of the top destinations for whale-watching: Hermanus. This town is positioned to offer the best viewing directly from the shore and you will be able to watch as these giants of the deep frolic in the waves as well as launch out of the water to breach
  • Hermanus is the only town in the world that has a ‘whale crier’ officially on duty during the whaling season. Stationed at a vantage point, the crier is able to spot whales and then sound his horn to let bystanders know that there are whales in the bay. Hermanus was one of the more lucrative whaling stations in South Africa
  • The Southern Right whale are classified as endangered with only 3000 Southern Right whales left in the seas today
  • Also visit the beautiful Fernkloof Nature Reserve and Harold Porter Botanical Gardens along the way where you can see more indigenous flora and fauna 
Duration: Open ended
When: All year round
Where: Hermanus, Western Cape
Weather: Weather permitting
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing and something warm for the early mornings and winter
Things to Bring: Sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, binoculars and a hat
Inclusions: Transport, entrance fees
Exclusions: Meals and drinks


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