Hermanus and Whale-watching Tour

Scenic drive to Hermanus for incredible whale close-ups


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!

Daily 08h30 - 17h30
Seasonal: July to November

Tour Highlights

  • Sample some history at the Harbour Museum in Hermanus
  • Visiting during the season almost guarantees sightings
  • Scenic Clarens drive via Betty's Bay and Pringle Bay
  • Informal wine tasting and stop off at a local farm stall

Watch the Whales in Walker Bay

We leave Cape Town via the apple orchards of Elgin, and stop off at the Old Harbour Museum in Hermanus. It was used to provide safe shelter for small fishing boats drawn to Hermanus. We marvel at the whales frolicking in the bay and enjoy a light lunch in the seaside town before visiting a local vineyard for wine tasting. Then we take a scenic drive to Kleinmond for a visit to the stunning Harold Porter Botanical Gardens.

The spectacular “Riviera of the Cape” coastal drive via Gordon’s Bay takes us back to Cape Town where whales can be spotted in the Indian Ocean. It is important to note that since this tour is working with wild animals, we cannot guarantee sightings.


Includes and excludes:
Entrance to the Old Harbour Museum, Harold Porter Botanical Gardens and wine tasting are included. Food, beverages and the optional boat based Whale Watching are excluded.

Handy tip:
Sun protection and warm clothing are advisable on the boat trip, and those prone to seasickness should take the correct precautions.

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