Private Shore Whale Watching Tour to Walker Bay Hermanus from Cape Town

This private 9-hour seasonal guided tour for couples, families or small groups traveling together takes you to the town of Hermanus in Walker Bay. Hermanus is known as the "Whale Capital" of South Africa (July to November).

The Southern Right Whales migrate to the coastal waters of South Africa from the Antarctic to calve and nurse their young. These mammals, only a few feet from the shore, provide an unsurpassed whale watching opportunity.

While even having lunch, you can spot the whales a few metres away. Best month for watching is October.

For clients who would like an additional boat whale watching excursion, it is possible but it needs to be indicated when booking is done and it will be for own account. In addition the African Penguin Colony at Stoney Point is visited.

This tour includes a panoramic drive along two stunning mountain passes to Hermanus, as well as along the coast of False Bay, one of the most beautiful drives in South Africa.


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9 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Live commentary on board
    • Binoculars to get a closer view
    • Professional guide
    • Private tour
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or sedan
    • Chilled mineral water
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance Fees where applicable
    • Entry/Admission - Stony Point Penguin Colony
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Stony Point Penguin Colony, Betty's Bay South Africa

    See African Penguins in it's natural habitat.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Whale Watchers Hermanus, Hermanus, Overstrand South Africa

    Observe the Southern Right Whale from the rocks a few meteres from you. October best month.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Pass By: Sir Lowry's Pass, N 2 Vicino a Cape Town, 7130 South Africa

    Stunning mountain drive to the whales

    Pass By: Houwhoek Pass, Botrivier South Africa

    After doing the spectacular Sir Lowrey's Pass, we carry on between apple orchards and take on Houwhoek Pass. On descending we see the vastness of Canola- and wheatfields in the distance.

    Stop At: Gordon's Bay, Gordon's Bay, Western Cape

    Clarence Drive- a stunning coastal drive along the False Bay Coastline

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Betty's Bay, Betty's Bay, Overberg District, Western Cape

    Penguins 10 minutes drive from Betty's Bay Holiday Village

    Pass By: Hawston, Hawston, Western Cape

    Fisherman's Village close to Hermanus, Whale Capital of South Africa

    Pass By: Sir Lowry's Pass, Sir Lowry's Pass, Western Cape

    Stunning Mountain Drive en route to Hermanus

    Pass By: Houwhoek Pass, Botrivier South Africa

    Another Scenic Mountain Pass on the way to Hermanus, Walker Bay, Whale Capital of South Africa

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup and drop off at any accommodation establishment in and around Cape Town and the Cape Winelands.Airports
    • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
    • V&A Waterfront, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • A maximum of 4 people per booking
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Please note: pickup reconfirmation is required, refer to voucher for details
    • Credit card friendly to secure minimum handling of cash.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Certified by World Travel & Tourism Council to be compliant with Covid-19 Industry Protocols.
    • Individually wrapped food options available if requested as part of our post Covid 19 recommendations.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • On arrival travelers will need to present a negative Covid 19 test result not older than 72 hours from time of departure
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Provide full names,passport numbers and cell numbers or any other contact number of every traveler as part of Covid-19 safety measures.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by I & F Elegant Country Tours CC

Activity ID: V-13243P5

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