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  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Hermanus Day Trip with Seasonal Whale Watching. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

Great trip.we actually saw loads of whales.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2011

Splendid excursion, beautiful places personal kind and efficente

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

Hermanus whale watching was top-class. Definitely worth doing.

Christine J
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2008

Amazing experience, was lucky to go when the whale festival was on. The driver gave us interesting facts as we travelled to Hermanus which made it all the more interesting.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2014

Great day out and great guide. We skipped the whale boat trip but the view from the cliffs was amazing and the guide kindly lent us his binoculars.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2014

Tour was over all great, only irritant was that the boat was mega crowded and it made it hard to get a good viewing spot.

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2014

we had perfect weather and the guide found several places to veiw whales, with a calf learning to flip its tail too.beautiful place to visit and stay,.

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2014

we had perfect weather and the guide found several places to veiw whales, with a calf learning to flip its tail too.beautiful place to visit and stay,.

C S
Netherlands

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2014

Tour along the southernmost coast of (south) Africa. Watching pinguins and whales and lovely little towns.

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2014

Our small group was transported from Cape Town to Hermanus via a beautiful and sceanic drive. Our guide offered interesting narrative and stopped sufficiently for pictures and other essential matters. Hermanus is a pretty little town where the whales can be viewed from the city while you stroll along the shops or by boat. Definitely a change of pace from other Cape Town tours. You will not want to miss this!

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2012

Although it was the end of the whale season our giude managed to lead us to two sitings. The trip was enjoyable, the guide was great, and the views were breathtaking.

Anonymous

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4 star rating: Recommended
January 2010

Beautiful scenic drives through various towns with a bit of history infused makes the drive pleasant, and maybe it could have been more so, without a tour guide that makes comments about formerly white neighborhoods becoming mixed and the blacks-colored who move there living just like them when they move in as though they weren't expected to, the neighborhood near district 6 not being too good "if youre a "whitie", about being thrown off a black bus in Joburg, about the "bushmen Koikoi or whatever we have to call them now", "not knowing what to do with the blacks from the townships" that came from the eastern cape because "there were no blacks in the western cape" before they were brought in to work I dont know what the guide thinks the koisan are, them getting things for free and not wanting to pay for anything such as electricity, about Jews and them not being happy unless they can tell their sad stories, a particular group of people being racists, but that "unfortunately like most people who get things done they usually are", constant references to "the new South Africa", with intermittent infusions of "My colored friends" to somehow try to make all the above resonate differently. He said "make sure not to call a black person a Kafir and a colored person a Hottentot because if they have a witness you can get a huge fine" , etc not because it wrong. I got a bonus added to the tour as a person of color. Insight into what some people probably dont utter out loud or may share with friends who look like them or their families when people who look like me arent around.

Note from Viator: Thanks for your honest comments. It's a shame that the local guide was not as open-minded as we'd all expect. We're following up with our local operator because we, like you, agree that this sort of chit-chat is neither appropriate nor helpful.

Elaine J
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2008

We did have a great day. The guide was really good and so helpful and knowledgeable and the driver was so friendly. The only thing I want to say is that I could have done without the extra hour taken at the wine tasting. There were other wine trips people could book if that was their choice but I had chosen to spend time watching whales for maybe the only time in my life. We only had just over one and a half hours at Hermanus and some of that time we needed to find some food. I just think that a Whale watching trip should be just that especially as the wine detour was not even included in the itinerary, bit naughty really.

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