Hermanus is the best whale-watching spot in the world – but we knew that already!

And now's the time to visit

Friday 3rd of May 2019

By Ally Lewis

If it’s whales you’re after, Hermanus in Cape Town is the top viewing spot in the world.

So says the British publication, The Telegraph, who have named Hermanus as the place to watch these beautiful mammals.

The quaint coastal village has claimed the title, ahead of other scenic cities such as California in the USA and the Canary Islands in Spain, because the whales come so close to the shore to perform their seasonal acrobatics. There’s really no need to rent a boat to watch the majestic creatures when they come into the bay to mate and calf, usually from June until November.

As many of the homes in Hermanus overlook the Atlantic, offering spectacular viewing opportunities of the Southern right whales, the town is a popular destination for visitors and residents who look forward to the annual spectacle, says Nicola Lloyd, Pam Golding Properties area manager for Hermanus, Onrus and Elgin. “And true to its name, the Whale Coast has already welcomed its first visitors of the season, with whales spotted this week near the new harbour.”

Now is definitely the time to visit the world’s number one whale-watching destination, just a short drive from Cape Town. “Hermanus has so much to offer, in addition to our world-famous whale watching. There’s mountain walks and trails to explore; plenty of outdoor activities, such as zip lining; wine tasting and various coffee shops and restaurants to visit.”

For more information about owning a home in this world-renowned destination boasting unrivalled whale-watching opportunities, contact Pam Golding Properties’ Hermanus office: 028 312 1110.

Caption: This four-bedroom home in Eastcliff, aptly named “Wild Waters”, is situated right on the cliff path, providing the breathtaking views that have earned Hermanus the title as the best whale-watching spot in the world. One can see the whales, when in the bay during season, from the home’s patio, bedrooms, garden and pool deck. Listed through Pam Golding Properties for R22.5 million, it is one of the best whale-watching spots in Hermanus.

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