Whale watching Hermanus


Although there is probably one more month to go before the end of the visits of Southern Right Whales  for this season, you may still want to go and see these huge animals. If you do  I would suggest that you book a boat cruise, Southern Right Cruises are excellent.

However if you get up early 6am! Take the coastal route to, a wonderful drive, if the wind is blowing you will often find that once you round the corner past Gordon’s Bay the wind will cease!

For a wonderful view of False day take a drive up the service road to the Steenbras water pump station.

Before you pass Betty’s Bay drive to the beach and have a look at the African Penguins, there are often more than at Boulders.

Pressing on take time out to visit the Herald Porter Botanical Gardens. There are two wonderful walks, Disa Kloof Trail, and Leopards Kloof Trail. Lovely waterfalls at both. If you started early enough you can have a fine English Breakfast at their restaurant.

After your whale visit, usually 2-3 hours, arrange for lunch at the Harbour Restaurant. The best seafood in town.

Drive back to Cape Town Via Hemmal en Aarde (Heaven and Earth). There is a stretch of dirt road but nothing the a sedan can’t handle if driven carefully.

Drop in at one of the vineyards for a wine tasting.

Drive through scenic farmlands and thence up Shaw’s Pass through to Caledon. And the finally down Sir Lowerys Pass.

What a wonderful days outing combining so many items.

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