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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

08/21 90%
Showers early, becoming a steady rain later in the day. High 16C. Winds NW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 90%.
High 17° / Low 11°
Partly Cloudy
08/22 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High near 15C. Winds WSW at 25 to 40 km/h.
High 15° / Low 11°
Chance of Rain
08/23 60%
Chance of Rain
Increasing clouds with showers arriving sometime in the afternoon. High near 15C. Winds WNW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.
High 15° / Low 10°
Partly Cloudy
08/24 10%
Partly Cloudy
Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High 14C. Winds S at 15 to 30 km/h.
High 14° / Low 9°
Partly Cloudy
08/25 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 17C. Winds SSE at 15 to 30 km/h.
High 17° / Low 8°