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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

Partly Cloudy
Today
04/24 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 19C. Winds NW at 15 to 25 km/h.
High 19° / Low 11°
Rain
Tomorrow
04/25 80%
Rain
Gusty winds developing. Partly cloudy skies giving way to cloudy skies with periods of rain in the afternoon. High near 20C. NNW winds at 10 to 15 km/h, increasing to 25 to 40 km/h. Chance of rain 80%. Winds could occasionally gust over 65 km/h.
High 21° / Low 13°
Chance of Rain
Thursday
04/26 90%
Chance of Rain
Windy. Showers early with clearing later in the day. High 18C. Winds NW at 30 to 50 km/h. Chance of rain 90%. Winds could occasionally gust over 65 km/h.
High 18° / Low 11°
Partly Cloudy
Friday
04/27 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 18C. Winds NNW at 15 to 30 km/h.
High 19° / Low 12°
Clear
Saturday
04/28 10%
Clear
Sunshine and some clouds. High 19C. E winds shifting to SW at 15 to 30 km/h.
High 19° / Low 11°