I did post this at the end of another topic about whale watching but didn't get any replies ( I shouldn't have hijacked another thread!)
We're travelling to South Africa to Cape Town and along the garden route in September and are staying in Hermanus for two nights - which assuming we leave Cape Town after Breakfast and then Hermanus again first thing onto our next destination gives us one full day and a half in Hermanus. We are planning on a Shark Diving trip which will be planned in for our one full day (fingers crossed the weather is ok!), however we were also thinking about a whale watching trip which would have to be in the afternoon after travelling from Cape Town.
What I'm now wondering is if it's actually worth doing a whale trip at all, or is the experience of seeing them from the land good enough to forego this trip and give ourselves a bit of breathing space and time in Hermanus itself? We're staying at the Ocean Eleven guest house which I believe has good views overlooking the bay.