Hermanus has been recognized by the WWF as one of the best whale watching destinations in the world. This is truly one of those once in a lifetime encounters that should be up high on every bucket list

The best time to enjoy whale watching in Hermanus is between July and November either from land or the whale watching boat.  Hermanus, particularly Walker Bay, is the mating and breeding ‘waters’ of the Southern Right Whale during the winter and spring months (from June to November). Southern Right Whales migrate from the Antarctic around June to calve and mate. Calving takes place in August and September and the males arrive for mating in October when the whale population peaks. On this very exciting tour, we will establish where the best viewing place will be on the day, as Walker Bay has many viewing spots along the coast. We could either stay on shore, or get much closer to the action on board a viewing vessel. Lunch will be served at the famous Bientang Cave Restaurant on the cliffs of Walker Bay, which is an excellent viewing spot as well.

  • Beautiful scenic coastal drive
  • Fascinating whale watching
  • Educational Whale experience
  • Delicious sea food cuisine


Morning pick-up

Early morning pick-up from your hotel or guesthouse with our luxury air-conditioned vehicle.

Scenic Route

A leisurely drive to Hermanus via the beautiful scenic coastal routes

City tour of Hermanus

  • Enjoy a guided city tour

  • Visit boutique shops

Whale Watching Experience

  • Fascinating whale watching from either shore, or from a whale watching boat.

Depart back to Cape Town

Depart back to Cape Town at leisure via beautiful coastal routes


  • Collection from your accommodation

  • Refreshments on route

  • Experienced guide


  • Lunch

  • Whale watching boat cost


  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • Warm jacket

  • Motion sickness medication supplied if needed.