Day Tour 6 : Full Day Land Based Whale & Penguin Watching From Cape Town With Optional Boat Trip (Jul to Nov)
Day Tour Summary
The Southern Right Whales migrate from the Antarctic to the coastal waters of South Africa to calve and nurse their young. These mammals, metres from the shore, provide an unsurpassed whale watching opportunity. Walker Bay, with Hermanus as the major town (Our Whale Capital), is known as the best place in South Africa for whale watching. This 10 hour full day tour includes a panoramic drive along three stunning mountain passes as well as along the coast of False bay, one of the most beautiful drives in South Africa. On the way back a Penguin Colony is visited. Time permitting we stop in Gordon’s Bay to wet our feet in the ocean or for a short beach walk.
– Sir Lowry’s Pass
– Houwhoek Pass
– Overberg with possibility of spotting the Blue Crane, National Bird.
– Rock/Land whale watching
– Optional boat trip to the whales (own account)
– Hermanus, the “whale Capital.”
– Walker Bay
– Craft Market Shopping
– Penguin Viewing at “Stoney Point”
– Pringle Bay and Rooi-els, holiday villages pass by.
– Clarence Drive along the False Bay Coast.
– Gordon’s Bay holiday town.
– Possible Beach Walk
Pick up at 08h00 and drive via the N2 towards the towns of Somerset West and Gordon’s Bay. The awesome Sir Lowry’s Pass takes us through one of our major apple growing areas where after the Houwhoek Pass leads us to the “Overberg” where we could spot our National Bird, the Blue Crane. From top of the mountain the beautiful Canola and wheat fields will be visible.
We pass the fishing village of Hawston before we enter Hermanus. An orientation tour is done. We drive to the Waterfront to find the best spot to do “rock whale watching”. Should you prefer whale watching by boat we proceed to the harbour. Time will be allowed for “craft market shopping” Lunchtime (own account) will be given.
After lunchtime we return and take on the beautiful coastal drive. We stop in Betty’s Bay and Stoney Point for a walk to the breeding place of the African Penguin (also called the Jack-Ass Penguin). Clarence Drive follows next as we pass the holiday towns of Pringle Bay and Rooi-Els. Gordon’s Bay, our Naval Base, is next. Time permitting, we wet our feet on the beach and do a short beach walk. Drop off in Cape Town around 17h30/18h00.
► Price on Request
– Children allowed
– Clients Dropped at hotel after tour
What to Bring:
– Sun block
– Walking boots/shoes
Included: Guiding by accredited tourist driver-guide in luxury sedan or minibus, entrance fees, use of binoculars for better viewing, mineral water, entrance fees at Stoney Point – African Penguins.
Excluded: Lunch & Gratuities, optional boat trip of R900.00 per adult.
Please Note: Minimum 2, Maximum 7. Persons under the age of 18 not allowed to taste wine.
► Consider staying at Felleng House with your stay in Johannesburg