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Hermanus Whale Watching Tour

Cape Whale Watching Route

The coastal town of Hermanus, lies between the fynbos-covered mountains and the waves of the Atlantic, it is said to be one of the world's best land based whale watching destinations. It forms the centre of the Cape Whale Route and is a popular holiday destination surrounded by nature reserves.

This tour takes you along the False Bay coastline, driving along one of the best coastal and scenic routes in the country – Clarence Drive, there is an option of visiting a botanical garden and walking up to the waterfall, or visiting the African Penguin Colony and passing through many seaside holiday resort towns and villages before arriving in Hermanus – the Southern Right Whale capital of South Africa.

Once we arrive in Hermanus we depart on a 2-3 hour boat cruise to view the Southern Right Whale up close. On your return there will be time to enjoy a leisurely lunch overlooking the bay.

After lunch there is an abundance of walks to choose from that meander next to the ocean while looking for whales or you can browse through the many art galleries in the town center. We then leave Hermanus and if time allows (optional) – we head for some of the southern-most vineyards of the country for a wine tasting.

We then drive through the well know Grabouw region, famous for apple farming. You will have the opportunity to stop to explore the apple industry of the Cape and sample the very famous Appletizer and freshly pressed apple juice.

We visit a truly authentic South African farm stall, for some local treats.

Once at the top of Sir Lowry’s Pass, we stop for a view and photo opportunity overlooking False Bay before heading back to Cape Town. 

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