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From Cape Town: Full Day Tour to Hermanus

Product ID: 12495
Every year, from June to December, the Southern Right Whales come to bask in the warm waters of the Hermanus coastline. This full day whale watching tour will also take you to the charming towns and points-of-interests along the way.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pick-up and drop-off is complimentary from any hotel in Cape Town
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Watch the Southern Right Whales bask in the warm waters of the Hermanus coastline
  • Enjoy a wine tasting session in Hermanus
  • Be guided through the charming seaside towns of Gordon’s bay, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay
  • Enjoy the ride past highlights like Harold Porter Botanical Gardens and the Fernkloof Nature Reserve
  • Benefit from complimentary pick-up and drop-off at any hotel in Cape Town and the surrounding area
Full description
Every year, from June to December a magical event takes place. The Southern Right Whales come to bask in the warm waters off the Hermanus coastline. This beautiful gift of nature cannot be missed when you are in Cape Town.

This full-day whale watching and sightseeing tour will not only take you the Hermanus coastline, but will guide you along the scenic coast.

Led by a registered tour guide the route will take you through the charming seaside towns of Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay. You will also have the chance to visit the famed Harold Porter Botanical Garden, the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, the Eglin region and Sir Lowry’s Pass.

Of course, the highlight of this trip will undoubtedly be taking the time to watch the whales frolic in the warm waters. As an added option you are also welcome take a boat to look at them more closely.

This tour is the perfect option for those looking to take part in a unique Cape Town experience.
  • Registered tour guide
  • Entrance fee to Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
  • Pick-up and drop-off from any hotel in Cape Town and surrounding area
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Wine tasting in Hermanus
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Optional boat trip in Hermanus (R950 per adult)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• To join a whale watching boat tour please book in advance because the tours are popular and book a trip departing Hermanus around 12:00 PM
• Please be aware that the starting time is dependent on your accommodation and you will be told your pick up time one day before your tour date
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 71 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Unfortunately we were not able to see Whales and the guide told us that there was just one boat going out to see whales (so they searched that for us) but this boat was full already (i think was the same company I contacted some days before). Despite this, the company organizing this tour was very good. They contacted us due to changes they wanted to make, but it was ok for them if we didnt want them (we changed the day due to weather, so it worked for us) The trip was very nice Denver and (I dont remember her name) the german translator were very nice people and learnt a lot from the country and the people. They were very patient and we didnt feel under stress as we did in another day tour with another company. We could totally recommend the tour, the company and the guides are very professional and nice. To see the whale is a mather of nature, or being lucky :)

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November 15, 2019

Boat tour with some whales

As was the second time in Hermanus to see whales. We were lucky and saw about 4 whales. This time we were even able to take a closer look at the caudal fin, as a whale has done a "headstand" for a long time. The ride on the boat was ok, but we had a bit higher waves on the way back. The driver was quite fast and some passengers hit it on the stomach

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October 13, 2019

If you want to see the whales, you must book additional boat tour, however, if you do it, you get to whales really close. The Potter botanical garden is nice but nothing special. The wine tasting and Hermanos town are really nice.

September 14, 2019

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African Eagle Daytours

Product ID: 12495