Whale Watching

Cape Town and Hermanus offer the best land-based whale watching while Cape Town is one of the best locations for boat-based whale watching. Oceans Echo is perched high above the ocean, and when the whales travel South to feed and birth on our coastal seas, you can literally see them breaching, lob tailing, spy hopping, blowing, grunting and even mating from Oceans Echo balcony.

Oceans Echo is positioned directly above one of the whale’s favorite spots – they like to hug the shoreline where they’re more protected and the seas are less rough. Between August and November, you’re almost guaranteed to see whales only meters from the shore. The shoreline near the Cape Point Nature Reserve and Hout Bay, often have brilliant sightings, as does Chapman’s Peak Drive.