Hermanus Whale Watching

Whale Crier of Hermanus announces whale sightings on his kelp horn!

Hermanus has the status of being one of the best land-based whale watching destination in the world. Southern Right whales visit the area from June through to December and can be viewed from aboard a boat, an airplane or the shore. Hermanus is home to the world’s only Whale Crier who blows his kelp horn when whales are spotted along the central sea route. While the whales are a major attraction to this area, the scenery en route is unsurpassed and waiting to be viewed and enjoyed. 

The Hermanus Whale Watching Day Tour begins with collection form your accommodation and sets off along the coastal road, Clarence Drive. Experience beautiful coastal estuaries, secluded seaside retreats of the rich and famous and one of the most scenic coastal roads in the world.  

Path ways stretch along the sea front of Hermanus, ideal for land based whale spotting.

During the whale season you have the option to enjoy a boat based whale watching trip departing from the new harbour and possibly meet these magnificent creatures up close! Lunch at a seaside restaurant is optional followed by a leisurely walk along the cliffs of Walker Bay and see if you can spot whale from the shore. Within Walker Bay is the old Hermanus Habour which includes an outdoor market where various curios and local wares can be bought.

Your route back to Cape Town is along the dramatic mountain pass, Sir Lowry's Pass with breath taking views during the decent towards Somerset West.

The tour can end with a brief visit to the Hermanus wine valley Hemel-en-Aarde (Afrikaans for Heaven and Earth) visiting some of SA’s most reputable estates.


Hear whale breathe on a boat trip!

Sir Lowry's mountain pass with spectacular views of False Bay

Informal wine tasting (optional)

An exciting boat-based whale watching trip (optional and seasonal June to December).

Lunch at a sea side restaurant (optional)

The scenic coastal Clarence Drive with more spectacular views of False Bay


The cliff walk ways hide little pools perfect for a tranquil rest.

The new harbour is also where you'll find a great place for lunch.

The old harbour is where you'll find the outdoor market open daily with various curious, arts and crafts.


01 October 2018 to 30 September 2019 

R3990 for 1-3 pax | R4375 for 4-7 pax

Please contact us for larger groups.

Entrance fees & lunch to your own account. 


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