This Whale Route Tour offers guest an exciting way to witness the Southern Right whales that come to the Cape each season to breed and calve. 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 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.
Depart Cape Town via Gordon’s Bay and Pringle Bay to Betty’s Bay, not only does this route offer wondrous vistas out to sea, across sweeping bays and vertically down into transparent sapphire shallows, it offers a perfect setting for the entrance to the “Riviera of the Cape”. Continue the scenic drive to the town of Kleinmond, for a visit to the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens. This beautiful, secluded garden is set between mountain and sea, in the heart of the Cape fynbos region and encompasses 10 hectares of cultivated fynbos garden and 190.5 hectares of pristine natural fynbos. The garden is renowned for its waterfalls and amber pools.
Once in Hermanus enjoy whale watching for the shore, or take an optional boat trip to get even closer to these remarkable creatures of the sea. Explore the town and after a day of scenic splendour, head to Cape Town via the N2, arriving back at the hotel at approximately 17:30.
*This activity is only available in Whale watching season, which is between June and November.
*German, French, Spanish as well as other foreign language guides are available on request
Highlights of the Tour
- Gordon’s Bay
- Pringle Bay
- Betty’s Bay
- Harold Porter Botanical Garden
- Drive through Hamilton Russell Wine Estate (except Sundays)
- Rotary Drive
- Fernkloof Nature Reserve
- Land Based whale watching
- Wine tasting
- Sir Lowry’s Pass