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  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Take this opportunity to go whale watching from one of the best land based viewing spots in the world, Hermanus. From July to November the Southern Right Whale comes to breed in this seaside town, just outside of Cape Town. You will also have time time to explore the fishing and holiday town of Hermanus and stop for a wine-tasting.

Highlights

  • Whale-watching Day Trip from Cape Town
  • See Southern Right Whales from land
  • Explore the coastal town of Hermanus
  • Take the spectacular coastal road back to Cape Town
  • Stop for an informal Wine Tasting

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What You Can Expect

Hermanus Day Trip with Seasonal Whale Watching

Hermanus Marine Museum

Nestled between magnificent mountains and the Indian ocean, Hermanus offers some of the best shore-based whale-watching opportunities in the world. Every year the Southern Right Whales return to the waters off the cliffs of Hermanus to mate and breed, as they favor the shallows waters. You are also likely to experience close sightings of whales and also possibly seals and dolphins.

You will also have have the opportunity to wander around the town of Hermanus, and visit its boutique shops, art and craft studios and and stop for lunch (at own expense). You can also take the option of a boat ride for some sea-based whale watching (own expense).

For the return, you will stop briefly for for a wine tasting, before following the beautiful coastal road around False Bay and back to Cape Town. If there is time, you will stop at Stoney Point and see some African penguins amongst the rocks. You may even have the opportunity to see further sightings of whales along the coastal road.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

A fantastic trip, a great driver/guide who was informative and amusing. Wonderful scenery, I managed to go out on a boat and had super views of the whales. Probably one of the best day trips I've done.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

It was a very nice tour but it wouldn't be without the boat trip. From the coast at this time of the year you can't see any whales, but from the boat we saw whales,seals and man many dolphins and it was great!

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