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 known to be 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 making this is perfect place for your Cape Town Whale Watching tour.
Whale Watching Tour Highlights
Southern Right Whales
Stony Point Penguins
Whale Watching Boat Trip
Whale watching Cliff Walk
Whale Watching Tour Itinerary
Wanderer’s Cape Town Whale Watching tour begins with a scenic coastal drive from Cape Town’s city center, passing through the harbor town Gordons Bay and the beach hamlet Pringle Bay, before an optional stop at Betty’s Bay where you will visit the large colony of African penguin at the Stony Point nature reserve and also the Harold Porter botanical gardens for the nature lover.
We pass through Kleinmond, a little town at the mouth of the Bot River Lagoon that is home to the only herd of wetland horses in South Africa.
Finally, we arrive in Hermanus. A cliff-top walkway stretching from the old harbor near the town center to the Blue Flag certified Grotto Beach offer some of the best whale watching in the world. An even more intimate, up-close encounter with these majestic creatures is offered by whale-watching boats, a highly recommended inclusion to your whale watching 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 Cape Town whale watching tour is available between June and early December if it’s just the whales you after. Whale sightings are uncommon but not unheard of at other times of the year.
Absolutely brilliant experience from beginning to end! All I knew was that I wanted to treat my boyfriend to visit the wine farms for his first visit to… read more
November 1, 2019
Absolutely brilliant experience from beginning to end!
All I knew was that I wanted to treat my boyfriend to visit the wine farms for his first visit to… read more
November 30, 2019
I can only recommend!
It’s my 5th time in Cape Town and this was definitely the best tour I have booked so far. Super service, nice car and just… read more
November 17, 2019
Che was helping us to get around on tours and city trips. Perfect to communicate and knows places. Thank you, Wanderer!
November 3, 2019
We just recently visited Cape Town for a week for a family vacation, and it was absolutely a memorable one! During planning stage, communication was smooth with Che, and he… read more
December 28, 2019
Great service – we had a wonderful tour of Cape Town. We used them 3 times on our 2 week vacation. Very reliable and a lovely clean car and bottled… read more
December 1, 2019