Sunday, August 1, 2021

Whale Watching Season in South Africa commences July 2005


From July to December whales can be seen at the shores of South Africa. Holiday makers who have been in the Kruger National Park and are visiting the Western Cape, will be able to see all the ‘BIG SIX’. That means besides the big 5 mammals lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant the whale as well. Most common in South African waters are the Southern Right Whales.

The hotspot for watching whales is generally Hermanus, but they can also be seen from the most southern tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, and it’s neighbouring town Struisbaai.

The IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) promotes responsible Whale Watching and has sponsored this year’s Oceans of Africa Cetacean Artworks Exhibition in Hermanus, starting 1st of August.

For more information on Hermanus and accommodation during whale watching season, see this website.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

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Sara-Lise Haith
Sara-Lise is the former News Editor for She is based in Dubai.