African Whale Watching Experiences
The Whale Coast, situated close to Cape Town, is the perfect destination to get close to southern right whales on a specialised cruise, helicopter flight or land-based hike. Whale-watching season opens in June every year.
Get Close to the Ocean Giants
Every year, southern right whales migrate from their icy feeding grounds off Antarctica to warmer climates, reaching South Africa in June. The best time for seeing them in South Africa’s waters is from June to November. The Cape south coast teems with these giants as they mate, calve and nurture their young – offering whale-watchers spectacular displays of raw power and elegant water acrobatics.
Learn All About Whales
Your guide will provide insightful and educational information on the ecology, behaviour and current conservation status of whales as well into the research being conducted in our oceans. Leave with a renewed respect for these giants of the deep.
Aerial, Sea or Land-Based Whale-Watching
Choose between land-based, water-based or aerial whale-watching experiences. Jewel of Africa recommends an ocean cruise, which brings you as close as possible to these beautiful mammals. Aerial whale-watching is from a small aeroplane, which provides an eagle’s eye view of the whales undisturbed and unaware of human presence – perfect for photographers. Land-based whale-watching can be done from anywhere along the shore during a hike or stroll along the ocean’s edge.
Top African Whale Watching Safaris
Whale watching safaris allow you to get close to the different species of whales during their breeding season in South Africa.
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