If you are looking for a top-notch whale watching experience then come to Hermanus, the hub of whale activity throughout the year along the Cape Coast in South Africa. Located just 115km from Cape Town and perched atop cliffs overlooking the ocean, both local and international visitors flock to the Hermanus shores each year to marvel at the whales, dolphins and plenty of other marine life found in Walker Bay.
Locals as well as nature enthusiasts believe firmly in the concept of “observing NOT disturbing” and preserving our environment; it is in this light that Walker Bay presents an untainted setting in which to observe these resplendent animals. With clear viewing of the animals, and tranquillity means enjoyment of the delightful sounds and songs they sing.
Our cheerfully sunny and often pleasant South African climate, expansive Blue-flag beaches and protected shrub-lands surrounding the beaches provide for secluded, sheltering bays which attract seasonal migrating whales such as the Southern Right and the Humpback. Within the Indian Ocean, the warm sea water of Walker Bay offers the perfect conditions for mating and calving, as well as the playful behaviour that many whale-watchers have enjoyed over the years. The bay is also home to pods of dolphins, a colony of seals and African penguins, all of whom light-heartedly skim the ocean’s surface next to boats observing them in their natural environment.
Even when the whale watching season has come to a close, you can enjoy the unrivalled African scenery as the sun dips below the base of the mountains on a summer cruise along the oceanfront, observing the abundant marine life that thrives within and next to the coast of Hermanus.
With so many birds, aquatic mammals and fish to see, unmatched scenic beauty, and friendly and hospitable locals, who could resist the temptation to spend time relaxing to the sound of the ocean waves and enjoying nature in Hermanus, South Africa?