Take a tour of the charming seaside town of Hermanus and spend the day whale watching on this South African excursion. Begin the tour with a drive along a winding mountainous road and you will be delighted by panoramic views of the region. Nestled between towering mountains and the sea below, Hermanus will charm you at the first glance.
Keep your camera handy to capture an image of the town’s most popular visitor, the Southern Right Whale. From a distance of 20 metres from shore, these mammals will provide whale-watchers with spectacular displays of raw power as well as elegant water acrobatics.
In the morning, you will be picked up in an air-conditioned coach from your hotel in central Cape Town and taken on a tour of Hermanus. There will be commentary in English in the coach.
Travel on the coastal road to 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) and a wine tasting will be enjoyed before returning to Cape Town in the afternoon.
The trip to Hermanus is a great way to experience that part of the Cape. The scenery is spectacular. The whales were elusive, but we did spot a couple on the way. Our driver... MARY J RINEHART
01 Jul - 30 Nov: Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays
Start time: 0830h (08:30am)
Duration: 8 hours
Your hotel in central Cape Town.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Your hotel in central Cape Town
Bring a bottle of drinking water. Smoking is not allowed on the touring vehicle. Carry along a scunscreen lotion and hat.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
Minimum 2 guests required.
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