The Whale Route - 1 Day

This adventure takes us around the opposite side of the False Bay, which is said to be the largest breeding area for Great White Sharks, in the world. This is a coastal route and the return trip is about 180km (111 miles).

Along the route we stop at various viewpoints, the Penguin Colony, a coastal botanical gardens and the towns of Hermanus and Kleinmond.

This is the same route taken during Whale watching season. The Southern Right Whales visit our coastline between September and November each year.  This is a great tour if you love nature and enjoy scenic photography.

The mountains we travel along are visible from certain elevated spots in Cape Town. This mountain range has more than 250 Leopard roaming along it annually.

Once we reach the coastline we travel towards Hermanus. It is about 22okm (136 miles) from the Southern most tip of the African continent called Cape Agulhas.

The tour is relaxing with very little required unless you wish to do so. The dress code is casual but do check the weather forecast to ensure that you are well prepared for the day.

Other optional stops may include:

  1. wine tasting from the cold coastal region
Day 1
Hermanus Tour

This is a full day tour along a a less traveled coastline.

We collect from Hotels and Guesthouses in and around the City.

07h45 we leave the City. leave the City and travel in an easterly direction.

After about 45min the coastline comes into view.

With the sun behind us we are able to enjoy the fresh morning views of the False Bay.

After stopping at various viewpoints along the way we reach the holiday destination of Betty’s Bay. Here we visit the largest colony of African “Jackass” Penguins.

11h30 we reach the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens.

13h00 we arrive at the furthest point in our journey, Hermanus.

This is where we take a break for lunch. Because the town is situated high above the coastline you get spectacular views of the sea, the bay and sometimes Whales as well.

14h30 we begin to make our way back to Cape Town.


  • Bottled Water
  • Transportation
  • Entrance Fees


  • Lunch;
  • Drinks;
  • Wine Tasting:

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

The Whale Route
From R 980
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • 2 to 19 people
  • 5 to 19 seated vehicles

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