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Whale Watching

Cape Town and Hermanus are the hot spots for land-based whale watching and Cape Town is one of the best locations for boat-based whale watching. Oceans Echo is perched high above the ocean so when the whales are making the most of the warmer surface water, you can see them in all their glory: bubble-netting, breaching, lob tailing, spy hopping, blowing, grunting and even mating.

Oceans Echo is fortuitously positioned right above one of their favourite spots and offers spectacular whale watching opportunities between August and November. The whales are often visible only meters from the shore, as they travel the coastline between Hermanus and False Bay, through the shoreline near the Cape Point Nature Reserve and as far as Hout Bay, with some brilliant sightings possible from Chapman’s Peak Drive. Whales have also been spotted on the Atlantic side of Cape Town and even at the V & A Waterfront, although this is less common.

5 Day Weather Forecast for Cape Town

Chance of Rain
07/24 90%
Chance of Rain
Light rain overnight. Low 11C.
High 20° / Low 11°
07/25 90%
Rain. High 16C. Winds W at 25 to 40 km/h. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around 6mm. Winds could occasionally gust over 65 km/h.
High 16° / Low 7°
07/26 0%
A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High near 15C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.
High 14° / Low 7°
07/27 0%
Mainly sunny. High 18C. Winds SE at 10 to 15 km/h.
High 18° / Low 9°
07/28 0%
Mainly sunny. High 23C. Winds NNW at 15 to 30 km/h. Winds could occasionally gust over 65 km/h.
High 23° / Low 11°