Our whale watching tour leaves Cape Town early in the Morning, you will be fetched at your accommodation from our guide, that will drive you in our luxury vehicle to Hermanus.
We drive along the beautiful east coast, passing thru Gorden's Bay and visit the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, which covers almost 200 ha between mountain and sea. It lays in the heart of the Cape Fynbos region within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, close to Betty's Bay.
We will also visit the Hamilton Russel wine estate, which is one of the most southerly wine Estates in Africa and one of the closest to the sea. It is located in the so called Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.
Here Pinot noir and Chardonnay are grown, which are widely regarded as the best in South Africa and among the finest in the New World.
Now we are reaching Hermanus with its breathtaking scenery, upmarket shops and endless adventure options. Hermanus is build along the beautiful shores of Walker Bay, and can boost itself to be the official whale watching capital of the world. Stunning holiday accommodations are close to the beach with unforgettable view's.
But now to our whales, the whale saison in Hermanus is from onwards June right up to December. At this time, the whales come to the coasts of South Africa to give birth to their calves. At the end of November, the only whales left in Hermanus are the mothers with their newly born calves. These are the ones that gave birth late and their calves are firstly still not strong enough for the journey to the Antarctic, and secondly do not have enough fat on them yet to be able to survive the cold waters there. As soon as they are ready, the mother and calf head off South together, probably to be seen again in our waters once again in the future.
You can watch these giants of the sea directly from an elevated coast. Sometimes they swim less than 15 meters close to the shore, when the weather is nice and the waves are calm.
With a bit of luck you can spot up to 50 right whales in the bay, but humpback whales and orcas can also not seldom.