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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

Clear
Friday
11/24 10%
Clear
Mostly clear. Low 14C.
High 24° / Low 14°
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow
11/25 0%
Partly Cloudy
Wind increasing. A few clouds from time to time. High 24C. Winds SSE at 30 to 50 km/h. Winds could occasionally gust over 65 km/h.
High 24° / Low 15°
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
11/26 0%
Partly Cloudy
Mostly sunny and windy. High 21C. Winds SSE at 30 to 50 km/h.
High 21° / Low 14°
Clear
Monday
11/27 0%
Clear
Sunny. High 27C. Winds SSE at 25 to 40 km/h.
High 27° / Low 14°
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
11/28 0%
Partly Cloudy
Windy with a few clouds from time to time. High 24C. Winds SSE at 30 to 50 km/h.
High 24° / Low 16°