Whale watching is one of the major attractions of the Western Capes. The peak time, when daily sightings are virtually guaranteed, is during September and October. Humpbacks and Bryde’s whales are mostly spotted offshore from boats, but by far the most commonly sighted species, either from land or from boat, is the Southern Right whale.
These majestic giants migrate to the South African waters from the Antarctic Ocean to calf from June, and begin the long journey back again at the end of November or beginning of December.
Hermanus offers some of the best whale watching spots and trips, and can easily be combined with a stay in Cape Town.
Because the whale watching boat trips tend to leave at first tide, we always recommend staying in Hermanus at least for the night before your trip, and you can now take advantage of this new special offer :
Valid: 29 July 2011 – 30 September 2011.