What to expect

Hermanus is famous for being one of the best land-based whale watching spots in the world. The best time to see these beautiful mammals is between July and November. The Southern Right Whales come as close as 50 metres to the shore and are known to breach, lobtail, spyhop and court in the waters. It's nothing short of amazing!

  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Includes: Entrance to Harbour Museum and Harold Porter Botanical garden
  • Meals: None
  • Price: Price available on request
Cape Town - South Africa
Cape Town - South Africa

Watch the Whales in Walker Bay

August to November is usually the best time to see the Southern Right Whale in our waters. Hermanus’ Walker Bay is an ideal place for whale watching. These mammals, which often come as close as 50 meters from the shore, are given to displays of breaching, lob tailing, spy hopping and courtship rituals.

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