Whale season typically runs between June and November in the Cape, and each season, large numbers of whales can be seen along the coast. The best place to see these cetacean creatures is along the Cape’s famous Whale Route, which spans the coastline passing Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay en route to Hermanus. You will pass the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens which is renowned for its beauty and tranquillity. You may even spot baboons, who call this area their home, along the roadside. Once in Hermanus enjoy whale watching from the shore, or take an optional boat trip to get even closer to these remarkable creatures of the sea. Look out for the world’s only Whale Crier who blows on his unique kelp horn to alert townspeople and visitors of the position of the whales in the bay. Explore the town (lots of great shops and cafes) and after a day of scenic splendour, head back to Cape Town.
Included: Return transfers from Cape Town, entrance fees to Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, transport an air-conditioned vehicle and English-speaking driver/guide. *Collection is included from central Cape Town accommodation. Please request a supplement transfer cost for collections for areas outside of central Cape Town.
Excluded: Boat trip, Lunch and personal expenses.
Duration: Full day tour
Departure Days: Daily between June and November
Departure Times: 08h00 – 09h00
Additional Information: This activity is only available during whale watching season, which is between June and November
- Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay & Betty’s Bay
- The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
- Drive through Hamilton Russell Wine Estate (except Sundays)
- Rotary Drive
- Fernkloof Nature Reserve
- Hermanus Land Based whale watching
- Whale-watching boat trip (optional)
- Sir Lowry’s Pass