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                       Whale Route Full Day

                          Season: August to November  


Depart: 08:00 – 09:00                 
Return: 17:30


  • Wine tasting en route
  • Land Based whale watching
  • Whale-watching boat trip (optional)


Tour Details

Whale-watching tours offer an exciting way to witness the majestic Southern Right whales that come to the Cape each season to breed and calve. Whale season typically runs between August and November in the Cape, and each season, large numbers of whales can be seen along the coast. The best place to see these creatures is along the famous Whale Route, which spans along the coastline passing Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay en route to Hermanus.

1. Fernkloof Nature Reserve & Harold Porter Botanical Gardens

This Cape Town tour include a visit to the beautiful Fernkloof Nature Reserve which spans 2000 hectares of montain and coastal fynbos as well as a huge number of birds and smaller mammals. The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens is another highlight for nature-lovers, while on weekdays and Saturdays, a trip through the Hamilton Russell Wine Estate offers a glimpse into Hermanus’ viticulture(1h)


2. Hermanus

As one of the top destinations for whale-watching, Hermanus is perfectly positioned to offer the best viewing directly from the shore. You will be able to watch as these giants of the deep frolic in the waves, and launch out of the water to breach. (1h 30min)


3. Whale Watching - The Southern Right Whale

The Southern Right whale got its name in the days of whaling many centuries ago – the size of the whale and the fact that it floated once it had been harpooned made it the ‘right’ whale for whalers to catch. There are around 3000 Southern Right whales left in the seas today. (1h 30min)


Inclusions and Exclusions:

registered tour guide

transport in air-conditioned vehicle

entrance to Harold Porter Botanical Gardens


boat trip


This tour, which offers the possibility to see Whales is unfortunately not available all year round (only from August to November) but here is an alternative: the Marine Eco Tour 
You will be able to observe & approach from a respectable distance the many animals living in the bay all year round without disturbing them. It is common to come across groups of dolphins, penguins, sunfish and for the lucky ones, whales

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                                 Whale Route Full Day


Detailed Itinerary

  • Pick up at your hotel
  • Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay & Betty’s Bay
  • The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
  • Drive through Hamilton Russell Wine Estate (except Sundays)
  • Rotary Drive
  • Fernkloof Nature Reserve
  • Hermanus
  • Land Based whale watching
  • Whale-watching boat trip (optional)
  • Wine Tasting at Benguela Cove
  • Sir Lowry’s Pass
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Drop off at your hotel


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Pick up and drop off at your hotel or Guest House around Cape Town.


  • registered tour guide
  • transport in air-conditioned vehicle
  • entrance to Harold Porter Botanical Gardens

Not included:

  • lunch
  • boat trip


  • In case of non-presentation on the tours, full cancellation fees will apply.
  • You can cancel until 24 hours before your tours.  
  • General information and conditions of carriage prices, routes, places of interest, destinations, hotels and restaurants are subject to availability and to change
  • Tour departure and arrival are approximate
  • German, French, Spanish as well as other foreign language guides are available on request
  • All our vehicles are insured substantially for passenger liability
  •  All tours are subject to minimum number of passengers
  • Luggage and personal possessions are carried at your own risk
  •  Please ensure that valuables and travel documents are kept safe at all times
  • Please note that whale sightings are seasonal therefore this tour is only available from June to November. You can however book the route on a private basis any time of the year.
  • Whale tours only runs from August to November.

Tour Reviews

Tour Reviews

Charleen -

I had a great time. The whales were out and plentiful. The boat got pretty close and we were lucky that the whale came right up to the boat!

3 years ago

Erica -

Super! Our guide Adolph was very knowledgeable and friendly. We got to see the whales and also had a nice wine tasting. We recommend it!

3 years ago

Elsa - France -

My kids just loved it. They never saw anything like this. Thank you for the amazing and wonderful experience.

4 years ago

Dane - Thailand -

A interesting day tour. Good service to be picked up and returned to the place I stayed at Cape Town. Was nice to met people from different countries who joined the tour. Unforgettable to see the whales so close on the boat trip.

4 years ago

Josifien - Germany -

I had a great time. The whales were out and plentiful. The boat got pretty close and we were lucky that the whale came right up to the boat!

4 years ago

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