Known as the heart of the whale route, the seaside resort of Hermanus in Walker Bay offers the best land based whale watching in the world. A cliff path stretching from the one side of the town to the other, hugs the coastline for about 12 km giving whale watchers unlimited opportunities to study and get within 20 m of the gentle giants in the coves below or lolling just beyond the breakers.

This circular tour takes you over a mountain pass to the seaside town of Hermanus. This town, nestled between mountains and the sea is not only very beautiful but offers some of the best shore based whale watching opportunities in the world (August – November). Close sightings of the Southern Right whale are likely. On the return journey we follow the coastline with the possibility of further sightings of whales (and even the possibility of sighting dolphins). A stop is made at Stoney Point, near Betty‟s Bay to have a look at the penguins (optional, for own account & time permitting) before returning to Cape Town in the afternoon.

Collection: +/- 08h30 (Wed/Fri/Sun – Jul-Nov)
Duration: 8 hours

01 Nov - 31 Oct 2015
R915 per person

01 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2016
R965 per person


All entrances as per itinerary.



All entrance fees not stated in itinerary

Collection: +/- 08h30 (Wed/Fri/Sun – Jul-Nov)
Duration: 8 hours

Tour at a Glance

  • Regions: Hermanus, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
  • Duration: Full Day
  • Validity: 2015-16
  • Min Pax: 2
  • Highlights: Coastal Scenic Route, Hermanus
  • Departure Dates: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday (July- November)
  • Meals: None