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Hermanus Day Trip with Seasonal Whale Watching

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  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2382SC8
Take this opportunity to go whale watching from one of the best land based viewing spots in the world, Hermanus. From July to November the Southern Right Whale comes to breed in this seaside town, just outside of Cape Town. You will also have time time to explore the fishing and holiday town of Hermanus and stop for a wine-tasting.
Nestled between magnificent mountains and the Indian ocean, Hermanus offers some of the best shore-based whale-watching opportunities in the world. Every year the Southern Right Whales return to the waters off the cliffs of Hermanus to mate and breed, as they favor the shallows waters. You are also likely to experience close sightings of whales and also possibly seals and dolphins.

You will also have have the opportunity to wander around the town of Hermanus, and visit its boutique shops, art and craft studios and and stop for lunch (at own expense). You can also take the option of a boat ride for some sea-based whale watching (own expense).

For the return, you will stop briefly for for a wine tasting, before following the beautiful coastal road around False Bay and back to Cape Town. If there is time, you will stop at Stoney Point and see some African penguins amongst the rocks. You may even have the opportunity to see further sightings of whales along the coastal road.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Cape Town city hotels
Departure Time:
8:00am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Tour returns to original point of departure at approximately 5:00pm

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Hermanus Day Trip with Seasonal Whale Watching

Hermanus Day Trip with Seasonal Whale Watching

Inclusions:
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional narration by tour guide
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Coaches are not wheelchair accessible.
  • Toilets are available on coaches with a seating capacity of 28 to 44 passengers. There are no toilets on the 15 seater Sprinters and Minivans. Vehicle used will depend on passenger numbers on the day.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: MARIA M, January 2014

It was a very nice tour but it wouldn't be without the boat trip. From the coast at this time of the year you can't see any whales, but from the boat we saw whales,seals and man many dolphins and it was great!

Reviewed by: Lynne T, September 2012

Great trip.we actually saw loads of whales.

From GBP46.90

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Tour code: 2382SC8