South Africa is very well known for its wildlife safaris. The diversity of South Africa's wildlife does not end on land, though. Whale-watching in Cape Town and Hermanus provide the opportunity to see first hand what coordinated conservation action can achieve. These tours also offer exciting experiences and fantastic photo opportunities.
- Whale watching tour operators work hard to provide you with the best viewing but tours differ in the viewings as in all wildlife safaris
- Ocean tours do run the risk of seasickness if you know you are at risk ask your pharmacist for tablets
- Tours are weather dependent check operation days with providers
- The closest the tours are allowed to the whales are 50m bring a zoom lens
Hermanus whale watching tours contact: Hermanus Whale Watchers
Recovery of the humpback whale population in South Africa
Recovery of the Southern right whale population in South Africa
Whale watching in Cape Town with Captain Jacks
Whale watching in Hermanus with Hermanus Whale Watchers
A whale-watching safari, like any other, is dependent on external factors such as weather and animal behaviour, and you should prepare yourself for the eventuality. If you have not included whale watching in your South African safari agenda, I suggest you do.