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.

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

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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!

February 14, 2021

Whale Watching Hermanus Season, South Africa

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June 2, 2019

Wolves of Walker Bay on the Hermanus & Gansbaai Coast

A long fin cuts the surface as a dark blur moves silently beneath the waves. Suddenly a mass of black and white leaps from the water in a dazzling display of acrobatics, before landing with a splash and disappearing. This apex predator has the strength to take down a great white shark, but also the tenderness and intelligence to perform complex social interactions. Found in almost every ocean in the world yet seldom seen, beloved in popular culture and yet as dangerous as it is beautiful: this is the orca.
June 1, 2019

Whale Watching Cape Town – A Time of New Beginnings

September has arrived, bringing changes all around the natural world. As the cold slowly descends upon the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern reaches of the globe are being warmed by Spring, and above all, Spring heralds new beginnings; new life. The animal kingdom is profoundly affected by this change of seasons, and the marine life of Walker Bay is no exception. For many animals, Spring means reproduction, and in this post we will take a look at what this means for some of the well-known species seen from The Ivanhoe.
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