Day Tours in Cape Town

Full Day Whale Route Tour

On the Full Day Whale Route Tour you will 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 best place to watch whales. This tour is only available during Whale Season.

Whale Season runs between August - November.

On the Whale Route Tour, tourists 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 glimpse 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.

Highlights of the Whale Watching Tour:

  • Wine Tasting on route to Hermanus
  • Tour of the beautiful Fernkloof Nature Reserve & Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
  • Land-Based whale watching
  • Option to join a whale-watching cruise (excluded)
  • Fully guided tour with an experienced wine guide
  • Orange Wi-Fi on board

This tour of the Whale Route can also be booked as a private guided tour.

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Summary

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Fernkloof Nature Reserve & Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
This Cape Town tour includes a visit to the beautiful Fernkloof Nature Reserve which spans 2000 hectares of mountain and coastal fynbos as well as a huge number of birds and smaller mammals. The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens is another highlight for nature-lovers, while on weekdays and Saturdays, a trip through the Hamilton Russell Wine Estate offers a glimpse into Hermanus’ viticulture. (1h)

Hermanus
As one of the top destinations for whale-watching, Hermanus is perfectly positioned to offer the best viewing directly from the shore. You will be able to watch as these giants of the deep frolic in the waves and launch out of the water to breach. (1h 30min)

Whale Watching - The Southern Right Whale
The Southern Right whale got its name in the days of whaling many centuries ago – the size of the whale and the fact that it floated once it had been harpooned made it the ‘right’ whale for whalers to catch. There are around 3000 Southern Right whales left in the seas today. (1h 30min)

Whale Route Day Tour

Rates in SA Rand 2021 Rate
Full-Day Tour R 1,210 pp

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Included:

  • Pick up and Drop off from your hotel in Cape Town City
  • Transport in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • Services of experienced & professional guide
  • Entrance fees

Excluded:

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

PLEASE NOTE

  • 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 a 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.

 

Private Tour Rates
Rates in SA Rand 1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People
Full-Day Tour R 5,340 pp R 2,720 pp R 1,950 pp R 1,620 pp R 1,400 pp
Prices are from and subject to change due to increases by operator, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.

 

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