Trip Summary

If you find yourself on any coastal road in the Western Cape from June to November each year, it’s difficult not to stare out to sea and try catch a glimpse of a monster tail slapping the water, or a spout of water as a whale surfaces. It’s one of the truly remarkable sights that Cape Town offers, and one that you’d be mad to miss if you are nearby. A little bit like the early traders, the whales like to stop in our relatively calm bays to mate and calve each year before returning back south to Antarctica.

On the Private Hermanus Whale & Wine tour we go searching along our coastline to view the Southern Right Whales that frequent our waters each year after their journey from Antarctica. The town of Hermanus has the best land-based whale watching in the world and it is here that we will spend time walking along the cliff paths overlooking Walker Bay, viewing these giants of the Southern Ocean.

There may be an opportunity to join boat-based whale watching (own account at around R 1200 pp) which departs from the new harbour at 09:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm daily (subject to availability and weather).

We include some "cool climate" wine tasting in the beautiful Hemel en Aarde Valley (Heaven and Earth) along with a visit to Stony Point Penguin Colony in Betty’s Bay and slowly return via Clarens Drive following the False Bay coastline, where on a clear day you can see all the way across to Cape Point.

Tour Information

Tour Code: AFBLU8

Special Interests: Whale Watching, Hermanus, False Bay, Clarens Drive, Hemel en Aarde Valley

Duration: 8-9 hours

Languages: English

Group Size: 1/12 (min/max)

For groups larger, please enquire for special prices.

Departures: City, Waterfront and Atlantic Seaboard Acommodations

Departure Time: 08:00am

Returns: City, Waterfront and Atlantic Seaboard Acommodations

Return Time: 5:30pm

Additional Information

Please note:
The Hermanus Whale & Wine tour operates during whale season from June to November only. There is no guarantee that whales will be sighted although our guides make every effort to find the best viewing point.

Boat trips are subject to availability and are weather dependent.




Wine tasting (if desired) and visit at Stony Point Penguin Colony


Lunch and other optional fees

Optional boat-based whale watching @ +/- R 1200 pp

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