South Africa is renowned for offering some of the most outstanding viewings of Southern Right whales. There’s no doubt that the most exhilarating way to fully appreciate these ocean giants is to board a whale-watching boat out of Gansbaai Harbour. Typically, these professionally-run conservation trips will get you right alongside these creatures, and you’re likely to encounter dolphins, seals, sharks, and vibrant birdlife while exploring this truly magnificent coastline.