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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
09/21 40%
Chance of Rain
Periods of light rain early. Low 13C.
High 24° / Low 13°
09/22 20%
Cloudy. High 17C. Winds SW at 15 to 30 km/h. Winds could occasionally gust over 65 km/h.
High 17° / Low 10°
09/23 0%
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 22C. Winds SSE at 15 to 30 km/h.
High 22° / Low 11°
Partly Cloudy
09/24 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 22C. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 km/h.
High 21° / Low 12°
Chance of Rain
09/25 60%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy. Some light rain is likely. High 16C. Winds WSW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.
High 16° / Low 9°