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South Africa’s Whale Coast could be considered as the area stretching from Betty’s Bay in the north to Gansbaai in the south on this section of the Western Cape Province coastline known as the Overberg (over the mountain). Both Betty’s Bay and Walker Bay are marine protected areas renowned for prime land-based whale watching. Southern Right, Bryde’s and Humpback whales congregate in the bays mostly during calving season, however, whales are generally spotted here throughout the year.
Towns along the whale coast are positioned up against high coastal mountains mostly incorporated into nature reserves. One, the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, is recognised by UNESCO as an ecosystem of international importance.
The Whale Coast is much more than whale watching, the area has a number of attractions in this most scenic part of the world, ideal for a few days’ layover.
Top 10 reasons to visit the Cape Whale Coast
1. Hermanus is the whale watching... Show more
Guest Farms could very well be the most idyllic South African form of accommodation. If you are out in the country you should definitely consider staying at a Guest Farm. From romantic getaways to a family holiday, they are perfect. They can range from absolutely luxurious to comfortable and you could easily find one that suits your budget. If you have children they will easily be occupied by the animals and nature that surround. They are often well staffed with a restaurant on the premises and well situated amongst various nature activities. Heading into the country? Have a look at our Guest Farms listing on Accommodirect.