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Cape Whale Coast

1 Paterson Street | 1 Patterson Street, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 8038
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The utmost experience

A walk along the magnificant clff path of Hermanus is a memorable experience Wheelchair friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tertia B
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Hermanus, South Africa
We saw some

Even at the wrong time of the year we saw some hump backed in the distance blowing. It isn’t still... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
SimplyFred
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Cape Whale Coast stretches from Rooiels to Pearly Beach. It includes Hangklip, Pringle Bay, Betty's Bay, Kleinmond, Fisherhaven, Hawston, Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai.
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1 Paterson Street | 1 Patterson Street, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A walk along the magnificant clff path of Hermanus is a memorable experience Wheelchair friendly , animals on a lead and a casual walk for the young and old . The walk amongst the Fynbos a botanic experience on its own . Old an young...More

Thank Tertia B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Even at the wrong time of the year we saw some hump backed in the distance blowing. It isn’t still dramatic and worth the wait - next time we will bring some binoculars.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Stunning is the only way to describe this spectacular coastline....there are a number of spots to stop off at in you are driving or alternatively you can walk the meandering (and well maintained) pathway that hugs the coastline....it can be a bit breezy but isn't...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

At De Kelders we saw a mother and her calf Southern Right whales from a viewpoint at the coastline only 40 metres from us. You save an expensive boat trip and still see them close range!ç

Thank Lieven D
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Had a wonderful time but was cold and no whales spotted. That did lead to a 50% refund on the ticket price which seemed more than reasonable. Boat was nice with easy viewing from just about everywhere.

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We walked the Hermanus part but this is a long route with plenty of places to visit. The time of year has to be right and also the right sea conditions for whales to be evident.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Hermanus is one of the most beautiful places that I have visited in SA. The Whale Coast is gorgeous with great beaches and rocky areas as well. Last year we didn't see any whales but we didn't mind as the coastline is spectacular. This year...More

Thank W5432LLjessicah
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

A must for any visitor , visiting this part of the Western Cape, beautifull views, with lots of spots to enjoy this great bay. Luckily our visit day, we spotted four whales in the bay, lots of restaurants, to sit and hangout, enjoying a moment...More

Thank Estelle D
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This section of coastline is very picturesque and a good place to watch for the Southern Right Whales. We stopped in Hermanus to watch for whales. We could see them in the distance. Binoculars helped. The whales are known to come in very close to...More

Thank LibbyH1
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The coastline is beautiful here with the sea views along the cliff path in Hermanus being very well worth walking. Whales are a major attraction but can be as far as a km or more out, depending on the weather. The whale-crier is an institution...More

Thank Judelle D
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