Whale Watching in Southern Africa guide - Welcome!
We're so glad you are here to share the absolute magic of whale-watching in these beautiful countries, with their stunningly rich and varied natural assets, vegetation, pristine beaches and friendly people. Although whale-watching is seasonal, each of these countries has something unique and different to offer all year round. If you wish to get the best out of your experience on the Whale Route, you should plan your holiday well in advance to ensure your total satisfaction and enjoyment from this experience.
Whale watching South Africa
South Africa has become renown for great whale watching over the years. This is because the whales like to feed and give birth in the warm and nutrient rich waters along the South African coast line, while migrating.
Hermanus, a coastal town in South Africa, and popular tourist destination, has become known as a great place for whale watching. Unfortunately the town has become very tourist oriented and has therefore lost some its charm. Whales can be seen in abundance all along the South African coast from around May / June, untill November / December while they migrate. The whales use areas like Fish Hoek, in False Bay, to give birth to their young. They like the calm warm bays, where they feel safe from harm.
Every year, the whales that visit Fish Hoek to give birth seem to come back to the same stretch of kelp and rocks just below the cottage, where they give birth, and remove barnacles from themselves. At A Whale of a Time, you can see and hear the whales from your balcony.