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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
Friday
12/14 10%
Partly Cloudy
Mainly clear and windy. Low 16C.
High 27° / Low 16°
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow
12/15 0%
Partly Cloudy
Sunny. Becoming windy late. High around 25C. Winds S at 30 to 50 km/h.
High 24° / Low 17°
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
12/16 0%
Partly Cloudy
Sunny skies with gusty winds developing later in the day. High 28C. Winds S at 30 to 50 km/h.
High 28° / Low 18°
Clear
Monday
12/17 0%
Clear
Mainly sunny. Hot. High 31C. Winds SSW at 15 to 30 km/h.
High 31° / Low 18°
Chance of Rain
Tuesday
12/18 50%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers in the morning, then partly cloudy and windy in the afternoon. High 24C. Winds NW at 30 to 50 km/h. Chance of rain 50%.
High 24° / Low 17°