Whale Watching in Hermanus

Having gained recognition by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as one of the 12 best destinations for Whale Watching worldwide, Hermanus attracts travellers from near and far for unforgettable whale watching experiences. Through Mesmin Poba Touring, our Full Day Whale Tour is the ideal opportunity for visitors to observe these playful and gentle giants, as we journey through the magnificent Cape Overberg region.

The Atlantic Seaboard is home to diverse and captivating marine life and the Hermanus whale watching season lasts from June to November each year. Hermanus is often referred to as the heart of the whale route, with visitors gathering at various land based whale watching spots along the coast to identify whales and their unique telltale behaviours, as well as capture amazing photographs. Southern Right Whales, Humpback Whales and Bryde’s Whales are regularly spotted, while the occasional Orca can also be seen. Our Mesmin Poba Touring options also extend to an optional French Tour Guide, to ensure that you don’t miss a thing.

As a visitor discovering the best natural assets and tourist attractions of the Western Cape, Mesmin Poba Touring offers incredible full day tours that include a Full Day Shark Tour in addition to the Full Day Whale Tour. Highlights of the exciting Whale Tour include Zip Lining, Quad Bike Trails and the Harold Porter Botanical Garden, as well as land based whale watching in Hermanus, a charming and picturesque seaside village. Interestingly, Hermanus is home to the world’s only “Whale Crier”, a person who is dedicated to wandering along the cliff paths throughout the day, sharing whale locations with those observing whales on land.

Our enchanting Mesmin Poba Touring Full Day Whale Tour combines popular adventure activities with elements of nature and relaxation, for a memorable day spent with friends and loved ones. Each of our tours is led by a qualified and friendly tour guide. A whole day of whale watching and adventures await those partaking, as we visit the seaside towns of Gordons Bay, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay along a scenic route, with whale watching opportunities presenting around every corner. In addition to wonderful full day tours, our tours also extend to exciting half day tours.


Whale Watching Hermanus