Winter in South Africa means something very exciting…whale season has arrived. This article gives you the ins and outs of this wonderful season which runs from July till November.
One of the most popular whale watch destinations of South Africa is Hermanus, a small coastal village just 120 kilometres from Cape Town. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has recognized Hermanus as one of the 12 best whale watching destinations in the world. You can spot the whales by boat or if you are a bit more adventurous jump in a kayak for a really unique opportunity to watch the whales. If you don’t really like being on the water, don’t be sad! Hermanus is considered to be the world’s best land-based whale watching place! The whales often come in really close to the shore with their calves.