• African Blue Tours
  • Contact David Smith
    +27 (0)82 321-6175
  • Address
    P.O. Box 32392, Camps Bay, 8040
    Cape Town, South Africa

Private Hermanus Whale Route Tour

At a Glance

  • Tour duration: Full day trip
  • Group size: 1 to 13 people per tour
  • Tour departs from: Cape Town
  • Price: From R1600 to R7100 per person

Tour Highlights

  • Spotting the Southern Right Whales breaching
  • 1 x Wine tasting at a top farm in the Hemel en Aarde Valley
  • The scenic coastal Clarens Drive
  • Old fishing village in Hermanus

Suitable for those interested in 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 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.


This tour operates during the Whale Season from June to November only.
Lunch, tea and boat-based whale watching are not included.

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