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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

03/17 0%
Lots of sunshine. High 28C. Winds S at 25 to 40 km/h.
High 28° / Low 15°
Partly Cloudy
03/18 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunny. Becoming windy late. High around 25C. Winds S at 25 to 40 km/h. Winds could occasionally gust over 65 km/h.
High 25° / Low 17°
03/19 10%
Sunny skies. High 23C. Winds S at 25 to 40 km/h.
High 23° / Low 15°
03/20 10%
A mainly sunny sky. High 22C. Winds SSW at 15 to 30 km/h.
High 22° / Low 17°
Partly Cloudy
03/21 10%
Partly Cloudy
Clearing. Gusty winds developing later in the day. High 21C. Winds S at 30 to 50 km/h. Winds could occasionally gust over 65 km/h.
High 21° / Low 16°