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Full-Day Guided Hermanus Tour

By Cullinan Guided Journeys


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  • Scenic day trip in the Western Cape to picturesque Hermanus

  • Majestic views of the African coast, mountains & ocean

  • Opportunities for world-renowned land-based whale watching

  • Discovery of shops & restaurants in the historic town centre

  • Playful African penguins at the Stony Point penguin colony

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Hermanus

  • What's included

    Return transport to and from most central Cape Town hotels

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Admission fees

  • What's excluded

    Meals and drinks

Know Before You Book

  • Children 1 and younger are not allowed.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Tour stops vary.

  • Sightings of whales occur frequently between July and November, but are not guaranteed.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Cape Town hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

What you can expect

This picturesque circular tour takes you from Cape Town to the seaside town of Hermanus. The road makes its way through Sir Lowry’s Pass, a scenic mountain pass that crosses the Hottentots-Holland Range. At the start of the pass you can look back for a panoramic view at the low-lying area that stretches out towards Cape Town. Nestled between mountains and sea, the town of Hermanus is not only very beautiful but offers some of the best land-based whale watching opportunities in the world (August-November). Close sightings of the Southern Right whale are likely, as they come into the bay seeking sanctuary in the cold winter months. You will be taken on a panoramic drive along Rotary Way and will explore the heart and centre of Hermanus. You can also choose to enjoy a boat-based whale watching excursion (for own account) or tour the town.

On the drive back, we will continue to Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate for a wine tasting on this prestigious vineyard. which presents further possibilities of whale (and even dolphin) sightings. On Sundays, a stop is made at Stony Point near Betty’s Bay to see the penguin colony (optional, for own account & time permitting). It also holds one of only two land-based penguin colonies in South Africa. You will be able to see these enthralling birds at play via a well-constructed wooden walkway. After a day exploring the charming towns and amazing marine life in Cape Town and surrounds, we will return to the Mother City.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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Activity Location

  • Hermanus
  • Hermanus
  • Cape Town Western Cape

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup
  • Cape Town Western Cape

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