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Saisissez l'occasion d'aller observer des baleines depuis la terre ferme sur l'un des meilleurs spots au monde, Hermanus. De juillet à novembre, les baleines franches australes viennent au large de cette ville côtière, juste à l'extérieur du Cap. Vous aurez également l'occasion d'explorer la ville de pêche et de vacances d'Hermanus et de vous arrêter pour une dégustation de vins.
I booked the Full day whale watching in Hermanus trip from Cape Town. Not up to the usual Viator standards, by far.
The tour as advertised in the UK is not what we got. We were not taken to the cliff top walk we were given restricted time in the town, which had to include lunch we did visit / tour an industrial estate we were taken to a hill top overlooking the town, but miles from the coastal pass. To see the whales, we had to take the boat trip, which was expensive, and many Japanese tourists found it much too rough. There was no time to visit the penguins, or the Nature Reserve, or the botanical Gardens but time was made to visit a winery.
Conclusions - The whales were an exciting experience, but I would not recommend this particular trip to anyone.
The trip was very beautiful, passing through amazing landscapes. The guide Rodney was knowledgeable, though not a very good listener. Nevertheless, he made sure we got the best spots for each activity. We saw Whales and Penguins. Wine tasting was also done, though in short.
It was disappointing. We didnt feel the guide wanted to make a nice trip like I felt with other guides in South Africa.
We spent only 10min in Hermanus, they guide wanted to do only a drive through!! and the town was nice enough to have been there more time.
The boat was too expensive for its real duration and we were not informed about it, we felt the guide was more interested on her commission instead of informing properly the boat was 700ZAR, around 50, it was almost 2 hours but more than 1h was spent going to the whales, and after the boat we lost 1h in the harbor that could have been spent in Hermanus.
Also, we didnt do the wine tasting, she said it was closed! We were given a bottle of wine, we didnt want a free bottle of wine, we wanted the experience of knowing more about South African wines!
Hermanus is a nice place, the tour was not a nice experience.
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.