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About Cape Whale Coast

South Africa’s Whale Coast could be considered as the area stretching from Betty’s Bay in the north to Gansbaai in the south on this section of the Western Cape Province coastline known as the Overberg (over the mountain). Both Betty’s Bay and Walker Bay are marine protected ... read more

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6 Stemmet Lodge

Apartments in Eastcliff, Hermanus

After a long day soaking up the African Sun, what better way to cool down than have a splash in the pool. 6 Stemmet ...

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Kure Kure Accommodation

Self Catering in Sandbaai, Hermanus

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Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Villa

Self Catering, Villas in De Kelders, Gansbaai

Perched on the ocean’s edge, Whale Huys has beautiful unobstructed sea views from all living areas, dining areas and ...

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La Petite Baleine Villa

Villas in De Kelders, Gansbaai

La Petite Baleine villa has two sea-facing bedrooms and an infinity-edged swimming pool set on a private patio. This ...

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Die Rotse Host House & Self-Catering

Apartments, Self Catering in Kleinmond

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Walker Bay Manor

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Eastcliff, Hermanus

Walker Bay Manor has recently been taken over by new owners and have made it a "home away from home".

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High Season Luxury Farm Cottages

Cottages, Self Catering in Hemel En Aarde Estate, Hermanus

Luxurious self catering cottages, which sleep from two to six guests, are tastefully decorated and fully equipped to ...

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Oude Schuur Boutique Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Onrus, Hermanus

There are 6 luxurious suites, each room with its own en-suite bathrooms. All bedrooms opens onto a private balcony wi...

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Springfontein Sleeps

Bed and Breakfast in Stanford

Springfontein offers the tranquillity of an old-style working farm, far from the hustle and bustle of the madding cro...

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On The Rocks Gansbaai

Bed and Breakfast in De Kelders, Gansbaai

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...to the peace and beauty of nature to relax and rejuvenate body, soul and spirit. To expe...

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Ambleside

Apartments in Pringle Bay

The property offers a guest apartment which has one bedroom and an en-suite bathroom. It also offers an open-plan liv...

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Dolphin Accommodation

Apartments in Gansbaai

Newly upgraded 5 Luxury Hotel Rooms on 1st Floor, above Seaview Sports Pub & Bar. We are located in the centre of Gan...

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47@WhaleRock

Apartments in Hermanus

A striking, contemporary design gives this 2 bedroom seaside apartment a special quality of sophistication, space and...

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Hermanus Boutique Guest House

Guest Houses in Westcliff - Hermanus, Hermanus

The Hermanus Guest House provides superior accommodation with excellent service & a whale of a breakfast. Situated ri...

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The Potting Shed Self Catering

Apartments in Westcliff - Hermanus, Hermanus

Apartments are in a complex with 24 hour security. All have fully equipped open-plan kitchen, bathroom with shower an...

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Von Abercron Residence

Apartments, Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering in Hermanus Heights, Hermanus

We have 3 double bedrooms each with bathroom ensuite, 2 apartments and/or self-catering apartments (fully equipped). ...

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Whale Rock Luxury Lodge

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Westcliff - Hermanus, Hermanus

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Kennedys Beach Villa

Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering, Villas in Onrus, Hermanus

Quote from the ex-CEO of Tourism (Cape Town) - "When it comes to privacy, luxury, romance and organic life-style - th...

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Hermanus Heights Villa

Self Catering, Villas in Hermanus Heights, Hermanus

The main bedroom contains a king-size double bed and the other bedroom, two single beds. The upper level has two bath...

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Bucaco Sud Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Betty's Bay

Superbly appointed lounges and public areas with fireplaces for cozy winter evenings.

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Sandbaai Country House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Sandbaai, Hermanus

Sandbaai Country House is perfectly situated [right on the sea in Sandbaai] as a base for exploring the the region wh...

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Roundhouse Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Gansbaai

***Book direct with us and receive a discount on your Shark Cage Diving*** The house has unique features such as our ...

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213 Main Road Hermanus

Bed and Breakfast in Hermanus

6 Bedroom guest house. Sleeps 16. 2 double, 1 twin, 2 triple and family room for 4.

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De Kelders Private Villa

Bed and Breakfast, Villas in De Kelders, Gansbaai

The multi media awarded house is a gem for the magazine, movie, book and music fundi. The large and spacious garden i...

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Belle Mer Guest House

Guest Houses in Pringle Bay

Belle Mer is situated in Pringle Bay, a quiet coastal town on the renowned Whale Coast between Gordons Bay and Herman...

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Robin's Nest

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Onrus, Hermanus

With only 4 rooms available, this fabulously tranquil guest house boasts a fully functional kitchenette and en-suite ...

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138 Marine Beachfront Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Sandbaai, Hermanus

Spend lazy, sun-filled afternoons on the spacious terrace with panoramic views of the ocean and the mountains. Relax ...

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Hermanus Esplanade

Self Catering in Westcliff - Hermanus, Hermanus

The Esplanade has a total of 27 fully contained self-catering units that can accommodate 2, 4 & 6 people.

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White Shark Backpackers

Backpacker in Gansbaai

White Shark Backpackers is a large house situated on the beachfront in Kleinbaai, also known as van Dyks Bay. The hou...

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Fernkloof Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Hermanus Heights, Hermanus

Comfort, beauty & warm hospitality await you at Fernkloof Lodge. Your hosts, Izak & Gail, welcome you into their eleg...

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More info about Cape Whale Coast

South Africa’s Whale Coast could be considered as the area stretching from Betty’s Bay in the north to Gansbaai in the south on this section of the Western Cape Province coastline known as the Overberg (over the mountain). Both Betty’s Bay and Walker Bay are marine protected areas renowned for prime land-based whale watching. Southern Right, Bryde’s and Humpback whales congregate in the bays mostly during calving season, however, whales are generally spotted here throughout the year.

Towns along the whale coast are positioned up against high coastal mountains mostly incorporated into nature reserves. One, the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, is recognised by UNESCO as an ecosystem of international importance.  

The Whale Coast is much more than whale watching, the area has a number of attractions in this most scenic part of the world, ideal for a few days’ layover.

 

Top 10 reasons to visit the Cape Whale Coast

1. Hermanus is the whale watching capital of the world, take a boat ride from the new harbour for up close views of the whales in the bay. The period between July and November is the best time to view these leviathans of the sea.

2. The Stony Point penguin colony in Betty’s Bay is an important breeding ground for the endangered African penguin. The marine birds have taken over an old whaling station and Stony Point is probably the only penguin nature reserve worldwide.

3. The town of Hermanus is a lively holiday resort town with chic sidewalk cafés and restaurants along the esplanade, a 12km cliff walk and excellent shopping facilities.

4. For the adventurous, licenced boat operators in Gansbaai offer shark cage diving. Sightings of the great white shark are practically guaranteed.

5. The Walker Bay area has an established wine route extending from the small town of Bot River via Hermanus and into the Hemel en Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley. Some of South Africa’s best wines are produced in this region.

6. The Arabella Estate is where the country club set meet. The estate has a fine hotel, an award-winning spa, 18-hole golf course and winery. Arabella is located along a magnificent stretch of Bot River lagoon.

7. Enjoy a relaxing walk through the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens at the centre of pristine coastal fynbos. The garden has waterfalls and rock pools to be explored higher up in the gorge.

8. Pick up a unique keepsake at Harbour Road, Kleinmond’s lifestyle centre on the waterfront. The centre has a number of restaurants, local artwork and boutique shops. A market is held here every Sunday.

9. Visit Klipgat Cave at De Kelders village where significant Stone Age discoveries were made and the cave used for centuries as a shelter. A spring is located nearby.

10. Access to the Whale Coast is along Clarence Drive, one of the world’s great coastal drives. Stop regularly for photos and possible sightings of whales and dolphin schools.

 

Transport

The Cape Town International Airport is approximately 80km from the whale coast, depending on where you are located. The airport has several car rental agencies and two are based in Hermanus to hire a vehicle, otherwise book your rental online. Shuttle service companies operate out of the airport, Gansbaai and Hermanus.

 

Did you know?

Wild horses inhabit the Rooisand Nature Reserve at the Bot River mouth. They are believed to be descendants of horses used during the South African War and then abandoned in the area. Surprisingly, the herd has taken to the wetlands habitat in the reserve, their adaptations include wider hooves and thick coats grown during winter.

The African Black Oystercatcher with its bright red beak and eyes is frequently seen along the Whale Coast. These birds are endangered as they lay eggs directly on sandy beaches, often damaged by human traffic. 

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