Collect at the CTICC
Depart: 09:00 | Return: 17:30
The Hermanus Whale Route Tour offers an experience that is definitely larger than life! Our tour sets off along the scenic coastal road, Clarens Drive, which offers spectacular views of False Bay. We’ll then make our way to Stony Point Nature Reserve which is home to one of the largest successful breeding colonies of African Penguin in the world.
Next we visit the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden, which lies in the heart of the Cape fynbos region. Harold Porter offers a magical display of proteas, ericas and leucadendrons set amidst meandering nature trails that takes you up mountains, down gorges and through gardens in which some 60 species of bird, including the Cape sugarbird and the orange breasted sunbird, come to play.
We then make our way to the heart of the popular Whale Route – Hermanus. This charming little town, famous for its giant aquatic visitors, comes alive each year during the whale festival as the Southern Right Whales arrive in Walker Bay during June/July and remain until November. Hermanus also boasts a 12 kilometre cliff path which stretches along the coast line in front of the village, offering one of the best shore-based whale-watching spots in the world. (Although there is no guarantee that Whales will be sighted; our guides make every effort to find the best viewing point.) There may also be an opportunity to join boat-based whale watching (for own account and subject to availability and weather).
Lastly we return to Cape Town over Sir Lowry’s Mountain Pass which offers amazing views of the False Bay Coast.
DROPOFF at the CTICC