Whale Watching

We offer whale watching day tours during Cape Town’s whale season between the months of June and end November. During this time period, the gentle giants visit our coastline in order to give birth to their calves. It is a time whereby whale sightings are very likely along South Africa’s Cape coast, yet only in Hermanus can one observe the Southern Right Whales from elevated rock cliffs. On some days you may even spot Humpback Whales as well as Orcas in the bay on rare occasions.

Whale Watching Tour times:
-          Start: between 8:00 and 9:00 am
-          End: between 17:00 and 18:00 pm
Day Tour rates:
-          From ZAR 1.040

Cape Town Whale Watching Tours in South Africa

whale watching day tours
Should the weather and swell conditions be ideal, you will be able to see Southern Right Whales from a distance of between 10-15 metres away. You will not only able to see these gentle giants from up close, but hear them as well!

Our day tour will lead us along the east coast towards Hermanus, the whale capital of the Rainbow Nation. We will also provide you with interesting general knowledge and facts on Gordons Bay, the Harold Porter Botanical Garden, Hamilton Russell Wine Farm as well as Fernkloof Nature Reserve along the way.

Eventually reaching the highlight of our tour, you will have plenty of time to get to know South Africa’s whales, should the weather live up to its expectations. Nursing mothers prefer to remain behind the breaking waves as their calves can drown in the white water zone close to shore.


There is always the option of a boat tour of your own, yet this, as our photo gallery will convey, is not at all worth the extra expense.

Our day tour is basically a little round trip and on the way back to Cape Town you will be introduced to the Overberg Region’s fruit plantations as well as the famous Sir Lowry’s Pass. Towards Somerset West you will see a majestic mountain range and breathtakingly beautiful winelands landscapes along with the Helderberg region and its mountains. Off in the distance from this point one can already recognise Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope.

Whale Watching Tour Highlights:
-          Gordons Bay 
-          Pringle Bay
-          Harold Porter Botanical Garden in Bettys Bay 
-          Hamilton Russell Wine Farm (closed on Sundays)
-          Rotary drive
-          Fernkloof Nature Reserve
-          Hermanus
-          Whale watching from rocky cliffs
-          Whale watching by boat (not included in our rates)
-          Elgin Wine Region
-          Sir Lowry’s Pass

Whale Watching and Shark Cage Diving with Overnight Stay
We will also be happy to arrange a shark cage diving tour in Gansbaai only 50km further down the coast. You will be able to take part in a Great White Shark encounter and we can gladly book accommodation for you in Hermanus should you so wish.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information.

Your Whale Watching team


Contact for Whale Watching