WHALE WATCHING TOUR PRIVATE TOUR.
WHALE WATCHING TOUR Hermanus is famously known for its magnificent coastline that offers spectacular views of ocean giant creatures, the likes of dolphins, seals, and whales. It is also one of the 12 recognized whale watching sites by the World Wildlife Fund. During the whale season, between June and December, every year Whale Watching Tour offers a unique experience with boat and onshore whale watching. HIGHLIGHTS A beautiful and perfectly nestled coastal town in the valleys of Hermanus. Cliff Path whale watching, an elevated view of pure magnificence of charming curiosity and splashing of water playfully. Whale encounter with a more or Details
Hermanus is famously known for its magnificent coastline that offers spectacular views of ocean giant creatures, the likes of dolphins, seals, and whales. It is also one of the 12 recognized whale watching sites by the World Wildlife Fund. During the whale season, between June and December, every year Whale Watching Tour offers a unique experience with boat and onshore whale watching.
- A beautiful and perfectly nestled coastal town in the valleys of Hermanus.
- Cliff Path whale watching, an elevated view of pure magnificence of charming curiosity and splashing of water playfully.
- Whale encounter with a more close sighting of the Southern Right whales.
- Boat trip (Optional and Advance booking are required).
- Sir Lowry’s pass drive.
- Cheetahs farm viewing and Encounter (Optional).
- The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens.
- Lunch at the Shore of Hermanus (Optional).
- Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay, and Betty’s bay.
DEPARTURE & RETURN LOCATION
At hotel or guesthouse in Cape Town (Google Map)
07:30 Pick up at the hotel or guesthouse
- A luxury vehicle with passenger liability cover
- Entrance fees applicable to the itinerary
- Bottled Water
- Free Wi-fi onboard
- Professional Driver
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Private tour & private vehicle
- Entrance fees to activities
- Lunch at own account
- Entrance fees at various places of interest will be for your own account
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Departure from hotel or guesthouse in Cape Town at 08:00.
- In case of non-presentation on the tours, full cancellation fees will apply.
- Tour duration approximately 8 hours
- English tour guide, entrance fees applicable to the itinerary
- Private tours (French, Spanish or German and any other foreign language guides are available on request)
- All our vehicles are insured substantially for passenger liability
- All tours are subject to the minimum number of passengers
- Luggage and personal possessions are carried at your own risk
This enhanced experience allows the tourist to see one of the largest whale migrations in the Antarctic and it is during this time the Southern Right Whales meet to breed on the coastal town of Hermanus. Our Cliff Path whale watching tours are supported by The Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, as legally permitted tourism service providers. Tourists can also enjoy close up views on a 2 hours boat sail accompanied with an enthusiastic tour guide.
Hermanus New Habour and Boat Sail.
As the tour begins on-land with an insight brief by our whale specialist guides, we then head down to catamaran. From the Harbor, we then set off on an adventure in search of the gentle giants. Onboard our friendly, knowledgeable crew and staff ensure an all-round great experience, making sure you are comfortable while enjoying serving complimentary light refreshments. Our Whale Specialist guides will interpret the marine life encountered on route and provide insight into the behavior of whales. Our permit entitles us to approach the whales up to 50m and then we stop to observe, it is then up to the whales to approach closer. Being naturally curious, the whales often come right up to the boat. While you capture the magical moments of these mammals in action on your smart devices and digital cameras, we will also have a videographer taking footage of your experience during the time the whales are jetting out and splashing water playfully.
The Cliff Path.
Take a walk in some of the best wheelchair accessible trails with breathtaking cinematic scenery, along the coastline of Hermanus. The migration of southern whales from the Antarctic to the coast of Hermanus from the Cliff Path provides you with a full perspective of the great of the magical creatures. Cliff Path has been included in the Fernkloof Reserve in order to protect & display the extraordinary diversity of the natural beauty of the area. This region of the Hermanus coast is considered to be the best shore-based whale watching in the world and is a protected Marine Reserve.
Harold Porter Botanical Gardens and Cheetah Farms
What may seem to be a small shrub-land of vegetation in the Western Cape is heaven on earth. Harold Porter Botanical Garden is renowned for its satisfying landscape and trails that take you around the garden, providing a pleasurable experience. Whether it’s early morning, value for energy hike, rewarded with a beautiful dawn and the sounds of birds singing sweet songs. Or an outdoor lunch with friends and family on Harold’s lush green lawn, this garden gifts you with lifetime memories worth treasuring. Forget not, a personal encounter and magical experience with the fastest cats over a short distance, with speeds of up to 120 km/hr. With about 7100 estimates of the current population, cheetahs are some of the animals with shrinking habits due to human activities. Get an in-depth insight as to why cheetah farms are developing initiatives that reduce human-wildlife conflict and creating educational programs, as public awareness to conserve these cats. And of course, bring your camera to capture once in a lifetime photos of you petting a cheetah or photos of these cats roaming in the open field within the boundaries of the farm. Cheetah farms are contributing greatly to conserving the cats that are at the brink of extinction.