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Whale Watching Tour

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Join Jenman African Safaris on our Whale Watching tour in Cape Town. Enjoy the best whale watching in world-famous Hermanus and get close to Southern Right Whales and Dolphins!

Country: South Africa
Type: Day Tours

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Whale season typically runs between June and November in the Cape, and each season, large numbers of whales can be seen along the coast. The best place to see these cetacean creatures is along the Cape’s famous Whale Route, which spans the coastline passing Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay en route to Hermanus.

You will pass the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, which is renowned for its beauty and tranquility. You may even spot baboons, who call this area their home. Once in Hermanus, enjoy whale watching from the shore, or take an optional boat trip to get even closer to these remarkable creatures of the sea.

Look out for the world’s only Whale Crier who blows on his unique kelp horn to alert townspeople and visitors of the position of the whales in the bay.

Explore the town (lots of great shops and cafes) and after a day of scenic splendour, head back to Cape Town.


Available Daily between June and November

Included / Excluded


  • Pick up and Drop off from your hotel in central Cape Town
  • Entrance fees to Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
  • Registered tour guide


  • Lunch
  • Boat Trip
  • Personal Expenses

Pre-tour Prep

Spending money: Clients are advised to bring enough money to cover the purchase of curios, and additional entertainment. South African Rand is the most practical and convenient currency. There are automatic teller machines (ATM’s) available. International credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted.

Insurance: It is compulsory for all travelers to have insurance covering their personal requirements, medical expenses and personal possessions. This is to be arranged before leaving your home country. Jenman Safaris has comprehensive public liability insurance.


  • Shorts, Camera, Walking shoes
  • Swimming costume and Sandals
  • T-shirts, Sun hat, Windbreaker
  • UV protection

Visas: The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit South Africa prior to departure.


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