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Full Day Whale Route Tours

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Witness the majestic Southern Right whales arriving at the Cape each season to breed and calve in Gordon's Bay, Pringle Bay, Betty's Bay & Hermanus, the most best place to watch whales.

Whale Season runs between June - November

On the Whale Watching tour tourists and local holiday-makers will also visit the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, home to a large number of birds and small mammals, and Harold Porter Botanical Gardens. On weekdays and Saturdays, a trip to Hamilton Russel Wine Estate offers a glimps into Hermanus' viticulture.

We drive along Sir Lowry's pass, with an amazing view, through coastal towns that make up the Whale Route. Upon reaching Hermanus, we embark at a vantage point for the best view of the Whales.

During Whale season the official 'whale crier' of Hermanus stands on duty to signal visitors when the whales are nearby.

*Orange Wi-Fi on board

Tour departs from Cape Town central hotels
Depart: 08:00 - 09:00
Return: 17:30

  • Full Day Whale Route Tours
  • Full Day Whale Route Tours


  • South Africa
  • Day Tour


  • Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay & Betty’s Bay
  • The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
  • Drive through Hamilton Russell Wine Estate (except Sundays)
  • Rotary Drive
  • Fernkloof Nature Reserve
  • Hermanus
  • Land Based whale watching
  • Whale-watching boat trip (optional)
  • Elgin
  • Sir Lowry’s Pass

The Whale Route Map

Rates quoted per person

Whale Route Day Tour
  Cape Town

IN ZAR Depart Tour Rate
Scheduled Tour 08h00-09h00 R875
Private Tour (1 Person) Flexible R3,825
Private Tour (2 People) R1,935
Private Tour (3 People) R1,400
Private Tour (4 People) R1,145
Private Tour (4 People) R1,010
Kindly contact us for large group rates


  • Entrance fees
  • Transport in a air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in/around Cape Town.
  • Entrance to Harold Prter Botanical Garden


  • Lunch
  • Fees to optional visits (Whale Boat trip)


  • Tour departure and arrival are approximate
  • German, French, Spanish as well as other foreign language guides are available on request
  • All our vehicles are insured substantially for passenger liability
  • All tours are subject to minimum number of passengers
  • Luggage and personal possessions are carried at your own risk

Prices are from and subject to change due to increases by operator, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.

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