3 Day Whale Watching – Short Break Tour
Tour starts and ends in Cape Town
|PRICE for this fully inclusive 6 day tour on a 15-seater coach is R5,550 per person. There is no single supplement.|
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Hermanus, plays host to thousands of visitors who flock to the seaside resort to exhilarate in the unique natural environment and watch the whales. Whale Festival dates: 29th September – 1st October 2017.
Having previously visited Hermanus during this time, we were faced with long queues of traffic and people wanting to either get sight of the whales or find a place to have a meal. With this in mind we have decided to visit the area “out of festival time”, to see the whales in peace and quiet and experience the sheer beauty of the area.
As in previous years, our base will be in Walker Bay, at selective Lodges / apartments on the seashore in De Kelders which is situated between Hermanus and Gansbaai, 160km from Cape Town. De Kelders is known as the best land-based whale watching destination in the world.
Day 1: Friday 15th September
Our shuttles will collect you at your home/guest house and we hope to be on-the-road by 10h00. We will have a lunch stop in Hermanus en route to De Kelders! (Own account)
Mid-afternoon we will travel to De Kelders—take time to check in to your accommodation in Walker Bay, unpack and explore the cliff and sea at your feet. De Kelders is known as the best land-based whale watching destination in the world,
At 6pm, join us for sundowners on the deck of our Lodge. Dinner tonight will be at Rosemary’s Restaurant in Gansbaai. (Or similar -included)
Day 2: Saturday 16th September
Today you have the option to do boat based whale watching (Not included). This will require you to have an early breakfast at the Great White House in Gansbaai prior to your trip. We will only be informed of the actual departure time on the day before. (Weather dependent).
Our coach driver will return to De Kelders and will take the balance of our party to Stanford for breakfast. Time to browse this quaint town and normally on a Saturday they have a small market at which you can browse. Late-morning we will head to Gansbaai – visit their Strandveld Museum—a privately owned little gem in Franskraal in a unique position!) and will await the return of the intrepid whale watchers! We will make sure you can pick up a light lunch (optional) before we return to our guesthouse in the mid-afternoon. Dinner tonight will be at the Blue Goose Restaurant in Gansbaai. This is advertised on Trip Advisor as a “Dinner with a difference” and “A homely atmosphere”.
Day 3: Sunday 17th September
If you are an early riser you will have time for whale watching or a walk, before we need to depart at 10h00 for our breakfast at Coffee on the Rocks which is just down the road from our accommodation. Sit back and relax and enjoy the views from this restaurant overlooking Walker Bay. After breakfast we start our homeward “trek”, through Hermanus and will take the Kleinmond road along the coast and ultimately through Gordons Bay, to meet the N2 highway, en route to Cape Town International. (Short lunch stop—optional). Our shuttles will await our arrival at the airport holding bay, to take you home.
Boat based whale watching:
A boat based excursion is also available as an optional extra. Click on the link below