Trip Planner: Africa / South Africa / Western Cape / Overberg District / Overstrand / Hermanus / Cape Whale Coast
At the southern tip of Africa, where two of the world's greatest oceans converge, a total experience of land, sea and the rainbow culture of the Western Cape offer you the most exciting land based whale watching venues in the world!Plan to see Cape Whale Coast and other attractions that appeal to you using our Hermanus attractions planner .
The Whale Route start at Doringbay on the west coast and extends to Durban on the east coast, 1,400 plus miles of whale watching coastline. At least 37 species of whales and dolphins can be found in the waters off South Africa. However, the Route is most famous for encounters with southern right whales, humpback whales, and several coastal dolphin species. You can also see African penguins, Cape fur seals, black oystercatcher birds and a variety of other marine life.
Each year Southern Right whales migrate into the coastal waters of the Western Cape to calve and nurse their young. The animals, often mere metres from the shore, provide unsurpassed whale watching opportunities between June and November.
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