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Whale Watching Private Day Tour to Gansbaai from Cape Town

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    What to Expect

    Start your tour with a friendly, professional tour guide who will pick you up from your accommodation. We will contact you the evening before the tour to confirm all the necessary arrangements. We take the scenic route up the magnificent Sir Lowrys Pass with a pitstop at the top and then travel through Hermanus to Gansbaai where the boat trip starts. Spend 2-3 hours on the boat with a marine tour guide. The area surrounding Dyer Island and Shark Alley is world famous for the Marine Big 5. Depending on the time of year, you have the chance to see whales, dolphins, Cape fur seals, African penguins and great white sharks plus an abundance of sea bird life, all potentially in a single trip. An absolute must-see destination for wildlife photographers.

    Thereafter travel to Hermanus famous for its luxury holiday homes, cliff path walks and stunning scenery. Drive home along the picturesque Gordon's Bay sea route stopping at the Stony Point penguin colony on the way.

    Drop off at your accommodation at the end of a great experience.
    * NB - the boat trip is weather dependent. We will liaise with you regarding the choice of alternate activities to replace the boat trip should it be cancelled.

    Stop At:

    • Dyer Island, South Africa
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from any hotel, guesthouse, airbnb or private residence within the Cape Town area
    • Bottled water
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by luxury private vehicle
    • Whale watching boat trip is extra but includes light meals & snacks on the boat
    • Cost of boat trip (R1290pp) - prices are subject to change without notice
    • Entrance fees to additional activities
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking (cost excluded)
    • Infant meals not included
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 20 July 2019 via mobile

    Original trip was cancelled due to weather but cannot thank Jamie and firm efforts in getting us on a revised trip. Ended up getting up at 5am in Cape Town to get there as had an evening flight but well worth it. Cancellations happen but...More

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    Reviewed 4 November 2018

    Dave was our tour guide and he was just phenomenal - friendly, knowledgable and went more than the extra mile. Thank you for an INCREDIBLE DAY!

    Date of experience: October 2018
    1  Thank Guide03959570210
    Reviewed 10 May 2018

    Booked and pre-paid a private tour for 4 people with whale watching with this company through Viator. Less than 48 hours before our tour I was notified it was being canceled due to bad weather. Completely understandable. Now, you would think that if the tour...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    5  Thank TampaDocFoodie
    Dave C, Owner at Born in Africa Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

    I am really sorry that you see this incident in this light, but your account is unfortunately not the whole story : 1. The boat trip is a 2-3 hour part of the full 8 hour day tour. The boat trip was cancelled due to...More

    Questions & Answers
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    23 May 2019|
    Response from Dave C | Property representative |
    Yes, we can pick you up from Camps Bay or Stellenbosch at no extra cost.
    Terry W
    10 February 2019|
    Response from Dave C | Property representative |
    Hi Terry. No additional charges for pick up or drop off at your accommodation anywhere in Cape Town. Regards, Dave
    Key Details
    • Dyer Island Born in Africa Tours
    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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