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Take a whale watching tour in Cape Town

Incorporating towns such as Betty’s Bay, Kleinmond, Hermanus, Pringle Bay, Stanford and Gansbaai, the Whale Route offers some of the best land-based whale-watching spots on the planet, as well as many activities for the whole family.

Cape Town’s Whale Route is a superb outdoor adventure family holiday destination.

The Cape Whale Route gives travellers a massive amount of options when it comes to exploring the Western Cape beyond Cape Town. There is far more to this route than just whales, with enough variety to keep families occupied for a week or two at least.

The road trip from Betty’s Bay along the coast toward the other towns on the Cape Whale Route is a peaceful experience, with the Atlantic Ocean on the one side and mountainous fynbos terrain on the other. Travellers will pass through several quaint villages in between the more established towns.

Hermanus is the largest town along the Cape Whale Route, boasting excellent accommodation, restaurant and adventure activities. This town has become particularly famous for its whale-watching and the annual Hermanus Whale Festival. There are a number of tour operators here that specialise in whale-watching boat tours for those who want to get a little closer to the whales.

Adventure activity options along the route include hiking, shark cage-diving, sea kayaking, quad biking, parasailing, horse riding and, of course, whale-watching boat tours.

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