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 Whale and Dolphin Safari   4 Days


*Guided or Self-drive*






Whale watching Tour departures are from Cape Town or Port Elizabeth. (The itinerary will run in reverse for P.E departures) The tour will operate from 15 June to 15 November each year to coincide with the presence of the numerous Southern Right Whales that migrate to the coastline of South Africa.

DAY 1 Departing from Cape Town at 09h00, the first destination is Hermanus. This quaint seaside village is arguably one of the finest land based whale watching venues world-wide. The town whale crier announces the presence of whales by blowing his horn made of dried seaweed. The steep cliffs and deep water allow the whales to come within a few meters of the shore.

After lunch the trail takes us to  the Breede River and an overnight stop at Witsand. Late afternoon whale watching then dinner at the lodge.

DAY 2  Sunrise will see you at the cliffs of San Sebastion Bay, recognized as having one of the largest population of whales in the Southern Hemisphere. After breakfast the journey takes us through forest and lakes to Knysna. The day is ended with an evening sunset cruise on the Knysna Lagoon. Overnight in Knysna, jewel of the Garden Route.

DAY 3  In the early morning an optional exciting boat ride through the Knysna Heads will take you out to visit the playground of the whales. In the afternoon a memorable visit to the indigenous forests of the Tsitsikamma mountains will build up an appetite for an evening seafood feast.

DAY 4  After breakfast the tour winds its way to Plettenberg Bay. Once again you have the opportunity to go to sea and experience whales and dolphins at close range. (For those not wanting to go out onto the ocean an alternative land based whale watching trip will be arranged)

Lunch may be enjoyed at the beachfront before departing for George for your onward flight.


After your whale experience you may wish to see the rest of the big six. An overnight visit to Amakhala Private Game Reserve will allow you to see all of the big five while staying in luxury accommodation.

Another alternative is the Addo National Elephant Park. The tour returns to Port Elizabeth in the afternoon of Day 5.

Included: Transportation, guide, accommodation and breakfast,  lagoon cruise.

Excluded: Lunches, dinners, optional excursions, drinks, tips and personal items.




 Southern Right Whale


Recommended Accommodation in Hermanus



On The Cliffs Guest House   **** 



Accommodation in Hermanus on the sea front in an upmarket luxury guest house, or boutique hotel as our English guests describe us, where all rooms have panoramic sea views ideal for whale watching and are fully en-suite with king-size beds, private balconies or patios and luxury fittings. Rates include bed and breakfast. Our Guest house in Hermanus provides awesome whale watching opportunities. This unique Hermanus accommodation, where you can watch whales from your bed or private patio, has 4 stars and is a luxury guest house with magnificent sea views. Listen to the sea gently lull you to sleep each evening. Shark cage diving or shark based activities can be arranged and is an easy drive from Hermanus.

Hermanus has wonderful beaches stretching for miles and swimming areas with life guards. We can also arrange whale watching cruises, scuba diving, paragliding, horse riding on the beach, fishing, golf, quad biking, sea kayaking, wine tasting at top wine estates surrounding Hermanus, trips to the penguin colony, 4x4 beach picnics, etc. Walk from our front gate along the cliffs to town or the New Harbour and watch whales jump or swim sometimes so close you feel you can touch them or just sit and enjoy the stunning tranquility and beauty.

  Web:  www.onthecliffs.co.za E mail : onthecliff@hermanus.co.za
  Tel:    +27 (0) 28 313 2806  
  Address: 42 Westcliff Road, Hermanus


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