Whale Watching Cape Town

Cape Town’s seas are teeming with life, including some of the biggest creatures on earth. Hermanus, a small seaside town two hours from Cape Town, is the whale watching capital of the world. For much of the year, from June to December, thousands of Southern Right and Humpback whales visit the waters around Hermanus.

Wanderer’s Whale Watching Cape Town Tour begins with a scenic coastal drive from Cape Town’s city centre, passing through the harbor town Gordons Bay and the beach hamlet Pringle Bay, before stopping at Betty’s Bay where you will visit the large colony of African penguin at the Stony Point nature reserve and the Harold Porter bontanical gardens.

We  then pass through Kleinmond, a little town at the mouth of the Bot River Lagoon that is home to the only herd of wild wetland horses in South Africa. Finally we arrive in Hermanus. A cliff-top walkway stretching from the old harbour near the town centre to the Blue Flag certified Grotto Beach offer some of the best whale watching in the world. In even more intimate, up-close encounter with these majestic creatures is offered by whale-watching boat trips, an optional and highly recommended part of our tour.

Our Journey back to Cape Town takes us through Botriver village, Houhoek pass, and Grabouw in the Elgin Valley, famous for its apple orchards.  

Wanderer’s Whale Watching Cape Town is available between June and early December. Whale sightings are uncommon but not unheard of at other times of the year.

Contact us for more information.

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