Tailor-made Whale Coast Travel Experiences

Gorgeous landscape and the Big Five of the Ocean

Only about half an hour drive from Cape Town at Gordon’s Bay you reach one of the most beautiful coastal routes you can experience in Africa: The Whale Coast. It owes its name to the Southern Right whale. Each year Southern Right whales migrate from June to December into the coastal waters of the Western Cape to calve and nurse their new borns. In the peak season whales are often even seen from the coastal highway along the villages Kleinmond or Betty’s Bay. Besides, there is a beautiful penguin colony that which you should not miss. The first highlight you can already admire after about ten minutes by car: The bay and the white beach of Kogelberg Bay with the breathtaking mountains in the background is the perfect place for commercials automotive companies and will impress you. The picturesque town offers a cliff above the sea, from this point you can directly watch the whales from land or you visit the impressive museum of whales. Furthermore it is worthwhile to visit the Vineyards of the region or to hike in the mountains in the back-country. Hermanus is also the venue for the annual Whale-festivals in September. In this time the village is upside down and the most hotels are often fully booked six months in advance. About 45 kilometers further to the Walker Bay, Gaansbaai is located, with its offshore islands Dyer Island Rock Island. The more than 60,000 seals that live here and serve the great white shark as a food source, have led to the name " White Shark Alley " and made Gaanbaai the world's top address for cage diving with great white sharks. Above the Walker Bay attracts the unique Grootbos Nature Reserve for at least a two-day visit. Here you go with the rangers of the reserve on flowers Safari. Further south you get to Cape Alguhas, the southern point of Africa and the stunning De Hoop Nature Reserve with its endless white sand dunes and the magnificent nature. Conclusion: The Whale Coast should be on every South Africa tour. Talk to our best travel consultants. They know the hotels and lodges personally and advise you. You will find the best hotel for yourself and make sure that you will experience an unforgettable journey.
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Best season

June until December

Journey

rental car from Cape Town

Features

whales, seal, dolphin, penguin, great white shark

Activities

Marine Safari, Flower Safari, hiking

Highlights

Flower Safari at Grootbos, Marine Safari

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Intosol promise

  • Beratung durch Whale Coast Experten
  • Wir kennen Hotels persönlich und beraten sehr kompetent
  • Appropriate offices/ hotel products in Whale Coast – "we are close"
  • Stetige Überprüfung des Service durch eigene Mitarbeiter vvor Ort
  • Hochwertigster Service vor, während und nach Ihrer Reise
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* price per person/week including flight

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