Whale Watching

Whale Watching in South Africa

Whale watching in South Africa is a truly unforgettable experience; it offers unrivalled viewing of one of the earth’s largest mammals, the Southern Right whale. These magnificent animals can easily be viewed from the shoreline while you gently dip your toes in the ocean, but if you want to see something spectacular, hop on board a boat for a close-up view of these majestic creatures as they come up for air. 

The best places for whale watching in South Africa are Cape Town, Hermanus and Gansbaai, each of which is a hotspot for breathtaking whale encounters. The whales return to these waters every year between July and December, with sightings of Great White sharks, turtles and dolphins also common here, attracting travellers from all over the world. The unforgettable feeling of awe that comes from seeing these remarkable animals emerge from the water is something not to be missed.

Luxurious accommodation for your whale watching holiday 

Wherever you’re planning to visit for your whale-spotting trip, we will make sure you spend the duration of your holiday residing in comfortable, luxurious accommodation that is tailored to your requirements. Our dedicated staff listen to each of your needs and preferences before recommending the best accommodation for you, based on their own personal experiences. 

If you’re going whale watching in Hermanus, you can stay in the tranquil Blue Gum Country House, which is located in the small riverside village of Stanford, just a short distance away from Hermanus. Alternatively, if you want to combine your whale watching getaway with a city break, we can help to organise a stay in Kensington Place; a small, exclusive hotel which sits in the shadow of the towering Table Mountain. Wherever you choose to travel, we will ensure you stay in ideally located and serene accommodation.

Why book your whale watching holiday with Africa Travel?

If you’re looking to book a whale watching holiday, we at Africa Travel can make sure you get the most out of your trip. We have been providing our clients with dream holidays to Africa for over 30 years, using our extensive experience to ensure they enjoy a trip that meets their preferences. All of our staff have travelled the continent, meaning we can give personalised recommendations for your trip, including where to stay and the best places to spot the whales.

For more information, why not speak to one of our experts on +44 (0) 20 7843 3500 or email 


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