Hermanus whale watching is renowned for the most prolific whale viewing experience in the world. 5yrs running Certificate of Excellence Winner – Ivanhoe Sea Safaris offers the best Hermanus Whale Watching in the area. Just a 2 hour drive from Cape Town to the whale capital of the world Hermanus, launching from Gansbaai. Here you find the true gem of South Africa’s whale watching off the cliff of De Kelders, as well as us the original pioneers of the industry in South Africa. We also boast one of the limited whale watching permits allocated country wide.

May 15, 2023

Discover the Best Time for Whale Watching in Hermanus, South Africa

Nestled along the picturesque Western Cape, Hermanus is one of the world’s most sought-after whale-watching destinations. This scenic town has become synonymous with whale watching, and […]
May 4, 2023

Hermanus Whale Watching Ultimate Guide

Are you a nature lover? Do you enjoy watching animals in their natural habitat? If yes, then whale watching is an activity that you should definitely […]
August 30, 2021

Whale Watching Hermanus 2021 – Southern Right Numbers Rise

Winter has come to Walker Bay, and with the cold, so too comes the start of whale season 2019. With Southern Right Whale sightings rising over the last three years, and individual numbers rising drastically over the last year, this season is almost certain to deliver once again. The increase in these iconic cetaceans brings many benefits for the Overberg’s tourism industry, but why exactly are these whale numbers on the rise?
August 22, 2021

Close Encounter Whale Watching – Hermanus – South Africa

Close Encounters are when you are so close and you can look deep into the dark eye of a Southern Right Whales - Then you know you are close and experiencing something Special!
July 20, 2021

Whale Sightings Hermanus – 2021 – July

Whale Sightings Hermanus – The right kind of day! Whale Sightings Hermanus on yesterday’s tour – We encountered 9 Southern Right Whales, with others blowing in […]
June 3, 2021

2021 Whale Season has arrived – Celebration Day – June 19th

We are elated to announce our first annual Walker Bay Whale Day Celebration in honour of the arrival of our migratory great whales. In association with […]
February 25, 2021

Whale Viewing 2021: A Guide to Boat-based Whale Watching

The low, bellowing call of a lone Southern Right Whale echoes through the waters of Walker Bay. He is one of the first arrivals, one of many Southern Rights returning from a summer spent feeding in the Antarctics, and who are now headed to the warmer waters of South Africa to mate. The first to arrive are the bulls, bright and early so as not to miss out when the females follow. And follow they will.
February 14, 2021

Whale Watching Hermanus – An Eco extravaganza!

Today (25-Sept-2020) was an incredible day to be out and about in the bay. We had an eco extravaganza, spotting many different species.  On today’s tours […]
February 14, 2021

Whale Watching Hermanus Season, South Africa

Whale Watching Hermanus season is one of the most anticipated events in South Africa. As winter begins to creep in during June, Southern Right Whales will begin […]
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