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Great White Shark cage diving in Gansbaai Great White Shark cage diving in Gansbaai
Coming from Cape Town, the R44 from Strand, towards Hermanus around Cape Hangklip, is a thrilling coastal drive, in the same class as the now curtailed Chapman's Peak Drive. The first major stop is Hermanus, a popular seaside resort. In spring, it's famous for the whales that frequent its shores.

There are some great beaches, most west of the town centre. Rocky hills, vaguely reminiscent of Scotland, surround the town, and there are good walks and a nature reserve, protecting some of the prolific fynbos.

Between June and November, Southern Right Whales come to Walker Bay to calve.
There can be up to 70 whales in the bay at once. Whales often come very close to the shore and there are some excellent vantage points from the cliff paths that run from one end of Hermanus to the other.

This area is also famous for its excellent Great White Shark diving. The boats leave from Kleinbaai, a small harbour outside of Gansbaai which is 35 km from Hermanus. Gansbaai is said to be one of the top spots worldwide for a thrilling shark diving experience. Read more about Hermanus.

We recommend these establishments at the Cape Whale Coast:

The Roundhouse, De Kelders PDF Print E-mail
The Roundhouse The Roundhouse
The Roundhouse is a proud three-story-high round building in De Kelders, Gansbaai, complete with a rustic thatched roof and phenomenal sea views from the top floors. De Kelders is a prime area to watch whales from the cliffs!
Mentmor Cottage PDF Print E-mail
Mentmor self catering Cottage Mentmor self catering Cottage
Mentmor is a self catering house built in the Cape Dutch Architectural style, unique to Cape. Mentmor is located in Hermanus, Onrus and is situated one and a half hours from Cape Town.
Harbour Vue Guest House PDF Print E-mail
Harbour Vue Guest House Harbour Vue Guest House
Overlooking the bay and the new harbour in Hermanus, Harbour Vue Guest House offers superb 4 star luxury accommodation for business or leisure.
On the Cliff Guest House PDF Print E-mail
On the Cliff Guest House On the Cliff Guest House
Upmarket guest house where all rooms have panoramic sea views ideal for whale watching.