Hermanus Whale Route Tour

A giant tail fluke disappearing into the deep. A breaching giant. Plumes of exhaled breath hanging in the morning air. Such is the view from the town of Hermanus between June and November each year.

During this period southern right whales travel north from Antarctica to mate and calve in the calmer waters around the rocky shores of the South African coast.

Hermanus is easily accessible from Cape Town via the picturesque coastal views of Clarens Drive. Once there, it’s possible to observe the visiting whales from the cliffs on the edge of town or from the waters for even closer encounters.

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