Hermanus Day Trip and Whale Watching
If it’s July to November, don’t miss the chance to go whale watching in Hermanus. If it’s out of season, you’ll enjoy a visit to this lovely seaside town on the shore of Walker Bay, near the southernmost tip of Africa.
Nestled between magnificent mountains and the sea, Hermanus offers some of the best shore-based whale-watching opportunities in the world (July to November). Visitors travel from around the world to witness the giant southern right and humpback whales from Hermanus’ shoreline and cliffs.
Hermanus has its own whale crier – in fact, he’s the only whale crier in the world! So if you encounter a man with a feather in his hat, patrolling the streets and blowing a weird-looking kelp horn, don’t panic – it’s the whale crier! He is merely letting people know the whereabouts of whales with different horn codes. Read his sandwich board for the key to these codes.
On your return to Cape Town in the late afternoon you’ll travel via Elgin and Sir Lowry’s Pass.