Akkedissie Tours and Shuttles

Whale Route Tour

Season : Mid June until November

Please note that whale sightings are seasonal therefore this tour is only available from July to November. You can however book the route on a private bases any time of the year. Whale watching tours offer an exciting way to witness the majestic Southern Right whales that come to the Cape each season to breed and calve. Whale season typically runs between June and November in the Cape, and each season, large numbers of whales can be seen along the coast. The best place to see these creatures is along the famous Whale Route, which spans along the coastline passing Gordon's Bay, Pringle Bay and Betty's Bay en route to Hermanus. As one of the top destinations for whale watching, Hermanus is perfectly positioned to offer the best viewing directly from the shore. You will be able to watch as these giants of the deep frolic in the waves, and launch out of the water to breach. Here are some interesting facts about the Southern Right whale and Hermanus' history as a whaling station:


  • Gordon's Bay, Pringle Bay & Betty's Bay
  • The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
  • Drive through Hamilton Russell Wine Estate (except Sundays)
  • Rotary Drive
  • Fernkloof Nature Reserve
  • Hermanus
  • Land Based whale watching
  • Elgin
  • Sir Lowry's Pass

Includes: registered tour guide, transport in air-conditioned vehicle, entrance to Harold Porter Botanical Garden Excludes: lunch and boat trip

Departure time: 08:00 – 09:00 Arrival time: 18:00

  • Strand & Somerset West departures: R600 p/p
  • Paarl, Franschhoek & Stellenbosch departures: R650 p/p
  • Cape Town departures: R700 p/p