Every year from June to December, the gentle giants of the ocean migrate past the Southern tip of Africa. There is no better place to catch a land-based glimpse of these docile creatures than the Western Cape.

Southern Right Whales migrate to the coastal waters of the Western Cape to nurse their young and can often be seen mere metres offshore.

Humpback Whales migrate through the region between May and December each year, while Bryde’s Whales are found slightly further offshore all year round.

The Whale Route starts along the South of Cape Town and extends to Durban, making up over 1 931 kilometers of whale watching coastline.

The route traverses several famous protected areas, including the Garden Route, Tsitsikamma National Park, and the Transkei.

At least 37 species of whales and dolphins can be found in the waters off the South African coastline.

Here are some of the most spectacular sightings captured near Hermanus recently.

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I’ve seen the WHALES!

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