Where to see the Whales in South Africa by Map

Find out where to see the Whales in South Africa - Below you will find a detailed map showing the different regions in South Africa for the best whale watching experience.

Did you know? Whilst the Overberg area draws the strongest presence of the southern right whale, it is not the only place to see them...


Areas include Walker Bay in the Overberg, Arniston, Struisbaai and L'Agulhas in the Cape Agulhas region, the beautiful Cape West Coast and the Cape Peninsula, the breathtaking Garden Route and Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape, all the way up to St Lucia in KwaZulu Natal.

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Cultural / Miscellaneous / Uniquely South African

Hermanus Whale Crier

Hermanus on the Cape Whale Coast has its very own whale crier, and, what’s more, Hermanus lays claim to the only whale crier in the world. The popular town of Hermanus, connected directly to the Mother City by the R43 and N2, is famous for whale ...

Activities / Popular Tourist Routes / Whale Route

The Whale Coast Route

The Whale Route begins in Cape Town and follows the particularly pretty R44, also known as Clarence Drive, through the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. It is a popular drive that easily rivals Chapman's Peak in Cape Town as one of the most scenic in the ...

Landmarks / Museums

Whale House Museum

As the acclaimed home of the whales between around June and December, Hermanus celebrates these cetaceans in many ways, not least of all at the Whale House Museum. Here, the mysteries of their behaviour, migration, diet, reproduction and ...

Activities / Miscellaneous / Whale Route

Whale Watching in Walker Bay

Walker Bay – heart of the whale coast. The waters between Hermanus and Pearly Beach attract hundreds of whales annually to the shallow waters of this coastline, also known as the whale coast. Daily sightings of these giant beasts of the sea, certainly in ...

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