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From Cape Town: Whale Watching Tour in Hermanus and Gansbaai

Product ID: 65291
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Enjoy a scenic 2-hour drive from Cape Town as you explore the beautiful coastline on the way to Gansbaai. Your guide will provide commentary about the area en route. Later, head out on a 2-hour boat trip in search of southern right whales.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pick-up is provided at any hotel or guest house within approximately 20 kilometers of Cape Town.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the coastline between Cape Town and Gansbaai
  • Enjoy a 2-hour whale-watching boat trip
  • Visit the Peregrine Farm Stall, and see the variety of fresh produce on offer
Full description
In just 20 minutes you’ll be out of Cape Town’s city center and traveling along the Overberg south coastal route to Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay, and Betty’s Bay. The route is picturesque and is an enjoyable way to set the mood for the full day ahead.

Travel beneath Sir Lowry’s Pass and see the sheer cliff faces that drop into the Indian Ocean below. As you near Betty’s Bay, you’ll have views of unspoiled beaches stretching for miles. Stop to see the breeding ground of the African penguins at Stony Point or visit the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden.

Continue the drive through Hermanus to the seaside town of Gansbaai. The magnificent cliffs of De Kelders and the unspoiled beach provide for perfect land-based whale watching.

In Gansbaai, you’ll head out on a 2-hour whale-watching journey. The purpose-built boat and restrictions on the number of passengers make it possible to fully enjoy the experience of observing these creatures at play.

Afterwards you’ll head back along the coast to Hermanus for a late lunch (not included in the tour price). There’s much to see and discover in Hermanus, including up-market shops and arts and crafts stalls.

Head along the N2 to the Peregrine Farm Stall, the final stop on the tour. Experience old-fashioned values and quality produce straight from the farms.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Qualified local guide
  • All entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• You will receive confirmation at the time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Be sure to bring warm clothing, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a camera/video camera, and binoculars
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 21 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.7/5

Organized by

Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

Product ID: 65291