Hermanus Whale Watching Experience

Cape Town · Garden Route · Nature and Outdoor


Travel along one of Cape Town’s breathtaking coastal routes to the seaside village of Hermanus, where, between the months of August and November, Southern Right whales can be viewed mere metres from the shore. For even better sighting opportunities, enjoy a boat ride into Walker Bay to get a closer look at the magnificent creatures and other forms of aquatic life. Enjoy exploring the quaint seaside town before continuing to Betty’s Bay to view a colony of African penguins.

Tour Highlights

  • Hermanus
  • Walker Bay boat ride
  • Betty’s Bay
  • Betty’s Bay penguin colony

Detailed Itinerary


Enjoy a leisurely drive outside of the city centre to Hermanus, a picture-perfect seaside town famed for its returning populations of Southern Right whales, who mate and calve their young during the months of August to November. As well as an optional boat ride into Walker Bay for better viewing and photo opportunities, enjoy discovering the seaside town, and lunch at the water’s edge.

Betty’s Bay penguin colony

Travel to the town of Betty’s Bay to visit a colony of African penguins before returning to Cape Town.

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