General

Full Day Hermanus & The Whale Route

This tour only operates July to November – during Whale Season

This delightful tour operates during the above months when the Southern Right Whales (second largest of the species) visit the warmer Cape waters to calve. Found along the East coast of the Cape, the charming town of Hermanus has become known as the best land based whale whatching area in the world

The once quiet little fishing village of Hermanus has an ace up its sleeve: it has the best shore-based whale watching in the world! We drive along the coast, lapping up the glorious ocean view, eyes peeled for the southern right whales at play.

This massive mammals breaching are an awe-inspiring sight, and the excitement will undoubtedly leave you with a large appetite for a good lunch (own account).

There is no guarantee that Whales will be sighted although our guides make every effort to find the best viewing point. The scenic coastal Clarens Drive offers spectacular views of False Bay.

We arrive at the quaint holiday town of Hermanus and search the cliffs of Walker Bay for whales. There may be an opportunity to join boat-based whale watching (for own account +/-R600 and subject to availability and weather).

Our tour continues into the beautiful Hemel en Aarde Valley (Heaven and Earth) to the Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate where we are treated to tasting some of their delicious wines.

The estate is closed on Sundays, but a visit to the cheetah sanctuary will be included instead, if time permits. Relax with a cup of tea (own account) at a farm stall where you can find natural preserves, jams with a difference, and delicious pastries.

We return over Sir Lowry’s Mountain Pass and enjoy the views of long white sandy beaches stretching along the False Bay coastline. On a clear day it is possible to see Cape Point.

Handy tip: Sun protection, protective clothing and preventative treatment against seas sickness are advisable when going on the boat trip.

Included: Wine tasting at Bouchard Finlayson (or entrance to the cheetah sanctuary on Sundays). Excluded: Lunch, tea and boat-based whale watching.

We can also assist with competative accommodation rates – please enquire now !