See the whales

Hermanus is one of the best land based whale watching destinations in the world. Southern Right Whales can be seen from June to December. Hermanus is home to the world’s only whale cryer who blows his kelp horn when whales are spotted along the central sea route.

Tour code: Y5


Duration: Full Day

Pack: Camera


  • Scenic tour via Gordons Bay, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay
  • Visit Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
  • Wine tasting at Hemel-en-Aarde wine estate (closed on Sundays)
  • Visit village of Hermanus
  • Take a boat ride to see the whales and dolphins up close
  • Return home past Elgin (apple orchards)
  • Spectacular views from Sir Lowry’s Pass over False Bay coastline