Day Trip - Private Hermanus Whale Route Tour
Categories: Photographic / Sightseeing / Whale Watching / Wine
On this tour we go searching along our coastline to view the Southern Right Whales that frequent our waters each year after their long journey from Antarctica. The town of Hermanus is rated as offerin... [continued]
At a Glance
On this tour we go searching along our coastline to view the Southern Right Whales that frequent our waters each year after their long journey from Antarctica. The town of Hermanus is rated as offering the best land-based whale watching in the world and it is here that we will spend time walking along the cliff paths viewing these giants of the deep. The scenic coastal Clarens Drive offers spectacular views of False Bay.
We arrive at the quaint holiday town of Hermanus and search the cliffs of Walker Bay for whales. There may be an opportunity to join boat-based whale watching (own account at R 650 pp and subject to availability and weather).
Our tour continues into the beautiful Hemel en Aarde Valley (Heaven and Earth) to the Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate where we are treated to tasting some of their delicious wines. The estate is closed on Sundays, but a visit to the cheetah sanctuary will be included instead, if time permits. Relax with a cup of tea (own account) at a farm stall where you can find natural preserves, jams with a difference, and delicious pastries.
We return over Sir Lowrys Mountain Pass and enjoy the views of long white sandy beaches stretching along the False Bay coastline. On a clear day it is possible to see as far as Cape Point.