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Full-Day Hermanus Whale Route Tour from Cape Town (Optional Whale Watching Boat) provided by Shark & Safari Tours

Full-Day Hermanus Whale Route Tour from Cape Town (Optional Whale Watching Boat)

Full-Day Hermanus Whale Route Tour from Cape Town (Optional Whale Watching Boat)
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About
Enjoy a scenic coastal drive and experience the majestic beauty of the southern right whales basking in the warm waters off the Hermanus coastline. Includes scenic Clarence Drive, Stony Point penguin colony and the Harold Porter Botanical gardens. Get up close to the Southern Right Whale on an optional whale watching boat trip.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-11 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-11 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9078P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Scenic Drive on Clarence Drive
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Optional Boat trip @ZAR900
Duration
9–11 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Free pickup at your accommodation in Cape Town central business district and within 8 km of CBD. This includes Camps Bay, Seapoint, Woodstock- Newlands. Extra charges applicable outside the pickup zone
  • Victoria & Alfred Hotel, V&A Complex, PierHead, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa Meet the valet desk at the circle.
  • Ports:
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Optional Boat Trip subject to favorable weather conditions.
  • Boat Trip is optional. If chosen, payment will be due on the day.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Scenic Drive on Clarence Drive
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Optional Boat trip @ZAR900
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Free pickup at your accommodation in Cape Town central business district and within 8 km of CBD. This includes Camps Bay, Seapoint, Woodstock- Newlands. Extra charges applicable outside the pickup zone
  • Victoria & Alfred Hotel, V&A Complex, PierHead, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa Meet the valet desk at the circle.
  • Ports:
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9–11 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Optional Boat Trip subject to favorable weather conditions.
  • Boat Trip is optional. If chosen, payment will be due on the day.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Victoria & Alfred Hotel
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Betty's Bay
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hermanus Cliff Path
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Alan C
Sittingbourne, UK261 contributions
A really good day out with a knowledgeable guide
Nov 2019
From the time that I booked this online in the UK to the day of the trip itself I knew I was dealing with a competent and well run organisation. We booked a private trip because we wanted to spend longer at the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, as well as visitng the penguin colony and the whale watching at Hermaneus. Our guide. Andrew, planned the day well and even had a good knowledge of the plants at the garden. we saw many penguins and also a number of Southern Right Whales. We enjoyed lunch at a good waterfront restaurant. This is a first class operator and can be recommended for any organised tour in Cape Town.
Written 2 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Alan, Thank you for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and your wife. We hope to see you again in the future.
Written 4 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jason L
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Full Day Hermanus Whale Route Tour from Cape Town
Sep 2019 • Couples
Tour was excellent! We had a great time. Beautiful sights. Shawn was a great tour guide! We recommend this tour.
Written 12 September 2019
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Andrew_SharkSafari
Thank You Jason! We love it when we get such great feedback. It affirms we are doing the right things.
Written 13 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Matt_and_Matt
Sheffield, UK110 contributions
A great trip
There were five adults on our trip and although we only saw whale ‘blows’ in the distance at Hermanus and the boat trip was cancelled due to weather we still had a great time. Andrew was our guide and he was brilliant. He was professional, knowledgeable and he ensured we were his top priority. We couldn’t ask for more.

We visited Betty’s Bay to see the penguins, a wonderful botanical retreat and finally Hermanus. The whole experience was great so we can only imagine what it would have been like if we’d seen more whale action.

We would certainly recommend this tour and highly recommend Andrew as the guide.
Written 18 August 2019
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Andrew_SharkSafari
Thanks for the great review. We wish we could control the weather!. It was great meeting you all. See you on your next trip to Cape Town.
Written 19 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TravelAngler725
Seoul, South Korea343 contributions
Great organization
Aug 2019 • Solo
Andrew was an awesome host and guide and is easily accessible on WhatsApp. His background and knowledge of the area made me happy that I not only took the Hermanus tour (culminating in a whale watch that was one of my finest wildlife experiences EVER) but also arranged a wine tour, cape peninsula, and shark cage diving tour with him. He deserves lots of thanks for making my Cape Town dreams come true! Book with shark and safari. You won't regret it.
Written 17 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for the great review. It was awesome to meet you. I am really glad we made your dreams come true.
Written 18 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LS photography
1 contribution
Visiting UK Photographers.
Jul 2019 • Couples
We were recommended Shark and Safari by the Outlook Lodge in Johannesburg.
As we were travelling to Cape Town we decided to go speak to Andrew and Theresa at there office to see if they could help with our very specific photography hopes and wishes for Great White Shark and Whales.
We were glad we had, as we got a very in-depth insight into how the marine animals are acting this time of year.
As wild life photographers this was extremely valuable and useful.

So we booked a private tour to Hermanus with Andrew and this was a fantastic adventure out with Andrew adding his wealth of knowledge to the trip.
We were chartered to sail with Southern Right Charters for the Whales as to our tight schedule and short notice. Good friends of Shark and Safari.

Now knowing wild life well its not always what you would expect and you would be a dumb ass to think other wise. This is not a zoo but the open ocean.
With this trip we saw Humpback Whale and this was truly spectacular.

Once back on land we carried on our tour with Shark and Safari and was treated to some spectacular sights on the way home.

We Highly Recommend any one wishing to chase whales and sharks to book with this company.
They go above and beyond and are very well connected to the other specialists in the bays for any information needed.

Currently as of July 14th 2019 there are no Great White Sharks in Falls Bay due to global warming and Orca activity. This is golden info if you are planning a trip. Shark and Safari will locate and book you in to where there is such activity.

We thank you for such an excellent service.
L&S
Written 14 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the great review. You are great people and we love to help create the best experiences. Currently seeing lots of Great Whites in Gansbaai. Chat to you on your next trip to Southern Africa.
Written 18 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Shark & Safari Tours
EstherL1080
EstherL1080
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Inverdoorn Safari - Day Trip
We walked into the office on Loop Street to enquire about a morning safari accessible near to Cape Town. Andrew ga
Alex J
Alex J
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DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY!
I booked a shark Safari with this group on November 4th. It was canceled due to bad weather and at the time I was p
yassera976
yassera976
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Fake safari
I went with my wife to this trip thinking it was a safari. I paid about 350 for each ticket trip. It took us three
tara_j93
tara_j93
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Disappointing
My partner and I especially decided to travel to the western cape so that we could cage dive with the great whites.
blacktiger_1
blacktiger_1
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Amazing adventure!!
Andrew was the most amazing guide. Took very scenic routes through the mountains on the way to my safari trip . The
225berkn
225berkn
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Big 5 Safari
It could have been a little cheaper, but tour was good! Also our tour operator was very friendly and talkative. Abs
christianbis
christianbis
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Best money spent!
The best money spent in Cape town and South Africa. Amazing Crew and an absolutely fantastic experience!
melissaG3005GC
melissaG3005GC
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Really good
I really liked the tour Very organized and comfortable vehicle The tourguide at the safari was so funny and explain
Martha C
Martha C
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Huge Disappointment
We did not see any sharks. The only good thing I can say about this tour is they did not steal our money...well not
rlwillemsen
rlwillemsen
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Big 5 Safari
All very good organized. Patty to see that resorts like this (and the animals) suffer so much because of the lackin
Azeem T
Azeem T
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Excellent service
We were a group of two and booked 3 tours with them which were the shark cage dive, safari and Cape Town tour. They
Eileen S
Eileen S
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Safari Tour
Good tour, close to Cape Town. Got to see 4/5 of the Big Five, nice reserve. Good Lunch. Shop around for prices as
iomdave007
iomdave007
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Incredible experience with a reliable operator
There are many operators offering whale and shark experiences but not all are reliable and will take bookings even
amn893
amn893
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Terrible
All tamed animals kept in an area should not the safari. If it is natural it will be more enjoyable and advent
j2simpso
j2simpso
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Great Service and Amazing Experiences
Booked the shark tour and safari tour with them. The Shark tour had to be rescheduled a couple of times due to weat
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