Experience this exciting 8 hour whale watching tour. Your excursion will begin with a 9am pickup from your Cape Town or Hederberg hotel, by your driver/guide. You will then be driven to Hermanus, about a 1.5 hour drive, where you will see Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay, The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, drive through Hamilton Russell Wine Estate, Fernkloof Nature Reserve, and of course enjoy a 2-3 hour whale watching boat trip. A light lunch and entrance fees are included on this tour.
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 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.
Other highlights that you will enjoy on this tour include a visit to the beautiful Fernkloof Nature Reserve, which spans 2000 hectares of mountain 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, and you will also go on a trip through the Hamilton Russell Wine Estate offers a glimpse into Hermanus’ viticulture. The drive along Sir Lowry’s Pass through the sleepy coastal towns of the whale route offer spectacular views of the Cape coastline, and in your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle you will be able to relax and enjoy the sights on this memorable Cape whale watching tour.
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. Hermanus is the only town in the world that has a "whale crier" officially on duty. Stationed at a prime vantage point, the crier is able to spot whales and then sound his horn to let bystanders know that there are whales in the bay.
The tour will conclude with a drive back to your hotel in Cape Town.