+27 31 572 4227
info@southerncircle.com
We Specialize In Creating Wow Memories of Southern Africa
info@southerncircle.com
We Specialize In Creating Wow Memories of Southern Africa
+27 31 572 4227
info@southerncircle.com
We Specialize In Creating Wow Memories of Southern Africa
+27 31 572 4227

Full Day Whale Watching Tour (Code: SCCF)

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Duration

8 Hours

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Experience

Whale Watching in South Africa

Whale watching in South Africa is popular in Hermanus, Mossel Bay and the KZN coast from July to November. Whales, dolphins and porpoises are collectively known as cetaceans and there are about 90 species;  from the biggest, the blue whale to the tiny vaquita and New Zealand dolphin. They are all mammals. So, they breathe air, have hair, are warm-blooded, give birth to live young and feed their young milk. The southern right whale is most common around Cape Town with the humpback whale further eastwards to the KZN coastline past Durban and Mozambique.

Watch the Southern Right Whale in its natural habitat in Hermanus

One and a half hours south-east of Cape Town is Hermanus, arguably one of the best land-based whale watching spots! These gentle giants are clearly visible from the scenic ‘cliff-top walk’ in Hermanus and the town holds a whale watching festival every September. In whale season, July to November, whales and their young get very close to the shoreline.

This Cape whale watching tour takes you to Hermanus to encounter mostly the Southern Right Whale that breed and rear their young here. Afterwards, we return via the very scenic coastal route of Betty’s Bay, Gordon’s Bay and Somerset West. If time permits your route will also take you further to a tantalizing wine estate visit. We taste some wine at either Bouchard Finlayson or Hamilton Russell. Afterwards, we return to Cape Town.

NOTE: Other tours that include whale watching and some whale stories.

Cape Peninsula Day Tour (Code: SCCK) – Cape Town to Cape Town

4 Day Garden Route Tour (Code: SCCD) – Cape Town to Port Elizabeth  –  OR  –  The same tour from Port Elizabeth (Code: SCCE)

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Duration

8 Hours

Included

A scheduled guided tour in our luxury 8 seater microbuses, Visitations mentioned in the itinerary.

Excluded

Meals

Depart from

Most hotels and guesthouses in and around the city bowl.

Return to

Most hotels and guesthouses in and around the city bowl.

What to wear

What to bring

Camera and binoculars

Accommodation

No Accommodation included

Transport

7-seater luxury microbuses. When the group is smaller we reserve the right to use smaller vehicles

Departures

Daily Departures

Group Size

From 1 to 7 on the scheduled tours. Bigger groups in multiples of 7-seater microbuses or in a bigger vehicle on request and on a private basis.

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