Whale Watching Tour
This Whale Watching tour is available between the months of June to November when the whales arrive at Hermanus’s Walker Bay to breed.
The town of Hermanus is a seaside holiday resort. It is a laid-back yet thriving town which boasts excellent fishing and a historical ‘old’ harbour. The old town which no longer exists, was originally a leper colony. The white-washed walls of the old buildings were made from crushed shells found on the beach at Walker Bay. The town is now famous for its Whale Route.
Even though the Cape Whale Route stretches for all of +/-3 500 km around our coast from the Northwest Cape to beyond Plettenberg Bay near the Eastern Cape, Hermanus is possibly one of the best vantage points to sight whales. It also has an added attraction of the world’s only “Whale Crier”, who scouts the coast overlooking Walker Bay and announces the sighting of a whale by blowing on his kelp horn.
The three most common whales to be sighted off the Cape are the Humpback Whale, the Southern Right Whale and the Bryde’s Whale.
- Pick up and drop off from your accommodation.
- CATHSSETA accredited tourist guide.
- Entrance to see Stoney Point Penguin colony.
- Entrance into Harold Porter Botanical Gardens.
- Whale-watching boat cruise.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- You will be collected from you hotel and driven via the N2 to Gordon’s Bay where will stop for coffee/tea. (55 minutes from Cape Town City centre.)
- The tour will continue along the beautiful coastal Route 44, between Gordon’s Bay and Betty’s Bay.
- Along the route we will be passing the little towns of Rooi Els, Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond. There is an opportunity to stop off at Stoney Point Penguin colony and Harold Porter Botanical Gardens.
- The road takes us to Hermanus – which is another 35 minutes drive further.
- After arriving in the town of Hermanus, you will be taken on a whale-watching cruise boat to see the whales. Hermanus is also one of the best places in the world to view whales from the shore.
- Lunch (At your own expense.)
- There will be a chance to explore the town’s many shops and the Old Harbour and Whale House museums.
- Drive back via the N2 and the scenic Sir Lowry’s Pass to Cape Town.
|Whale Watching Tour|
|Overall Cost||Cost Per Person|
|1 Person||R 2,926||R 2,926|
|2 People||R 3,826||R 1,913|
|3 People||R 4,776||R 1,592|
|4 People||R 5,728||R 1,432|
|5 People||R 6,675||R 1,335|
|6 People||R 7,626||R 1,271|
|7 People||R 8,575||R 1,225|
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