Whale Watching Full Day Guided Return Transfer to Hermanus from Cape Town

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

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  • 9 hours
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Enjoy a private day trip to Hermanus that is world famous for the abundant sea life including Southern Right Whales in season (May to November). Spend 2-3 hours on a luxury boat with a whale specialist on board and enjoy the possibility of sightings of Southern Right whales, Brydes whales, dolphins, sharks, seals and other sea life. Return via the scenic seaside villages of Hermanus, Kleinmond, Betty's Bay, Rooi Els and Gordons Bay. This round trip is one of those essential experiences for visitors to Cape Town and it includes your qualified and registered tour guide at the helm of an upmarket air-conditioned vehicle.


Start your tour with a friendly, professional tour guide who will pick you up from your accommodation. We will contact you the evening before the tour to confirm all the necessary arrangements. We take the scenic route up the magnificent Sir Lowrys Pass with a pitstop at the top and then travel through to Gansbaai where the boat trip starts. Spend about 3 hours on the boat with a marine tour guide. Depending on the time of year, you may see whales, dolphins, Cape fur seals, African penguins and great white sharks plus an abundance of sea bird life, all potentially in a single trip. Although the Southern Right whale season ends in early December, this is still an absolute must-see destination for wildlife photographers.
After the boat trip, drive home along the picturesque Gordon's Bay sea route.
Drop off at your accommodation at the end of a great experience.
* NB - the cost of the boat trip is extra (R1450pp)

Stop At:

• Sir Lowry's Pass, Sir Lowry's Pass, Western Cape
• Gansbaai Tourism, The Great White Junction, Main Road, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220 South Africa

  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport in an upmarket private vehicle

  • Cost of boat trip (R1450pp)
  • Entrance fees to additional activities
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking (cost excluded)
  • Infant meals not included
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from any hotel, guesthouse, airbnb or private residence within the Cape Town area


  • Cape Town

Departure Time

08:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


9 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


20 Dec, 2022

I had an amazing day with my tour guides David and Lloyd. I was driven to Gansbaai with a stop on the way for all important beverages and snacks, and even though it was outside of the whale season, on our boat trip we saw whales, sharks, seals, penguins, dolphins and even the rare sunfish! We had a warm bowl of soup and bread waiting for us after our boat tour. It was an incredible day from start to finish, with David even stopping off in the town on the way home where I got gelato on the sea front, and also an additional stop to a little hidden gem where you can see colonies of African Penguins up close! I was dropped off at my hotel just in time to watch the sun set over Table Mountain. Travelling as a solo female, my safety and comfort is my top priority, and David and Lloyd ensured it was theirs too. I really enjoyed my time with them, and can't recommend them enough. To anybody thinking of booking - do it! You won't regret it. All the glowing reviews really do speak for themselves. Thankyou Born in Africa tours for an unforgettable day!


25 Sep, 2022

We went in September which is prime whale season. Mike was our guide, he was on time and very nice. He picked us up at our hotel, he had water and chocolate for us. He was knowledgeable about the areas we drove through. We stopped at a farm store on the way where you could buy hot beverages and pastries among other things. We arrived at Southern Right Charters for our whale watching. We saw so many Southern Wright Whales including a couple babies, it was amazing. After, we stopped for lunch and he made sure to finds somewhere to suit our vegetarian members. We got to stop to see some penguins and then he dropped us off at our hotel. I would highly recommend Born in Africa Tours!


14 Sep, 2022

We went to watch the whales from Cape Town during the day. It was a really beautiful experience traveling along the coasts and our guide Miky was amazing, very professional and fun !! Highly recommended !!


08 Sep, 2022

Dave and his team are superb! The care, the companionship and the information they provide is top notch. Further to that, they gave us the space to explore the town around and was nothing but friendly and supportive all through our journey. Best tour guides in CT.


10 Aug, 2022

Had a great day with Mike as our tour guide. From as soon as I booked the tour, Dave was in touch with information and even rescheduled due to weather conditions on the water. Mike showed up early and drove us to Gansbaai because Hermanus was fully booked up. He stopped at a beautiful winery along the way. The boat tour was fabulous and we saw whales, sharks, penguins and seals. Mike was very accommodating to be sure we had everything we needed and was very attentive and informative along the way. Highly recommend!!

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Highlight of my trip!


Miky the best guide in Cape Town


Polite. On time. And great customer service.


Awesome Adventure


No whales, but still had a wonderful time.


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