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Whale Watching South Africa

South Africa is one of the best locations for watching marine mammals. Watch these majestic creatures from land or head out on a boat tour to get up close. Enjoy visits from humpback whales and dolphins all year round. 

For a fantastic whale watching holiday in South Africa, fill out an enquiry form and our South Africa experts will create the perfect holiday for you. 

Whale watching territory starts from Doringbaai, far up the Cape West Coast, around the Cape Peninsula and far up the East Coast near the Mozambique border. 

Hermanus is considered one of the best land-based whale watching spots in the world. Some whales appear only a few metres from the shoreline.The cliffs surrounding the shore offer fantastic viewing points. Many species of whale can be spotted here including humpback, minke, Bryde's and killer whales. 

Although Hermanus is one of the most famous whale watching sites, there are also tours that leave from Cape Town, Gansbaai and St.Helena. 

The southernmost tip of Africa is a good spot for watching southern right cows and calves playing - up to 50 pairs congregating at a time. Certain areas such as the secluded bays off De Hoop Nature Reserve are perfect for spotting whale calves.

For more information on a whale watching safari in South Africa, fill out an enquiry form and our South Africa experts will contact you shortly. 

Whale Watching South Africa

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