Whale Route Full Day

From ZAR R1 180,00
  • Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code: PWYANB

Whale-watching tours offer an exciting way to witness the majestic Southern Right whales that come to the Cape each season to breed and calve. Whale season typically runs between August 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.

Season: August to November  

Depart: 08:00 – 09:00                 
Return: 17:30

Inclusions and Exclusions:

 registered tour guide

 transport in air-conditioned vehicle

 entrance to Harold Porter Botanical Gardens

 lunch

 boat trip

Tour Details

Whale-watching tours offer an exciting way to witness the majestic Southern Right whales that come to the Cape each season to breed and calve. Whale season typically runs between August 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.

1. Fernkloof Nature Reserve & Harold Porter Botanical Gardens

This Cape Town tour include a visit to the beautiful Fernkloof Nature Reserve which spans 2000 hectares of montain and coastal fynbos as well as a huge number of birds and smaller mammals. The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens is another highlight for nature-lovers, while on weekdays and Saturdays, a trip through the Hamilton Russell Wine Estate offers a glimpse into Hermanus’ viticulture. (1h)

 

2. Hermanus

As one of the top destinations for whale-watching, Hermanus is perfectly positioned to offer the best viewing directly from the shore. You will be able to watch as these giants of the deep frolic in the waves, and launch out of the water to breach. (1h 30min)

 

3. Whale Watching - The Southern Right Whale

The Southern Right whale got its name in the days of whaling many centuries ago – the size of the whale and the fact that it floated once it had been harpooned made it the ‘right’ whale for whalers to catch. There are around 3000 Southern Right whales left in the seas today. (1h 30min)

 

Highlights 

  • Pick up at your hotel
  • 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)
  • Wine Tasting at Benguela Cove
  • Sir Lowry’s Pass
  • Drop off at your hotel


You will be able to observe & approach from a respectable distance the many animals living in the bay all year round without disturbing them. It is common to come across groups of dolphins, penguins, sunfish and for the lucky ones, whales!