Whales & Wine

The whale season is here and it's the ideal opportunity to experience the best land-based Southern Right whale-watching on earth at Hermanus, just over an hour out of Cape Town.

For those wanting to get even closer to these gigantic creatures, three times the weight of an African elephant, can take an exciting boat trip from the harbour. Hermanus is renowned for it's pinot noir wines.

Duration 8 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only)
What's excluded :
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Boat trips
  • Wine-tastings
You will be picked up from your hotel between 08h00 - 08h30 by minivan or SUV, depending on the amount of people joining the tour and take a relaxing drive along the N2 highway and over the Sir Lowry's Pass with a stop at an interesting farm stall in the apple growing region of Elgin. Here you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee, pastries, fruit of the region or even some ice-cream. Then it's on to Hermanus, which is famous for its Southern Right whales, which swim all the way from the Antarctic to mate and give birth in the warmer waters of Hermanus and the Indian Ocean a little further Eastwards.

Walker Bay is the area where these wonderful creatures are spotted during the season June - December. After the whale-watching it's off to the Hemel en Aarde (Heaven & Earth) Valley for wine-tasting at two award-winning estates. There are great lunch stops in the valley, which will give you the opportunity to sample some of the finest cuisine the region has to offer. 

You'll be dropped off at your hotel around 17h30 - 18h00.
Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
  • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
  • Harbour - Table Bay Harbour, 100 Duncan Rd, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Departure Time :
8:00 AM
Return Detail :
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Fitness Req.


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Organised by Explore the Cape Tours & Safaris

Activity ID: V-24765P9

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