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Land Whale Watching

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Land Whale Watching


My partner and I are looking at going to South Africa in Sept or Oct but keep reading conflicting advice on when the best chance of spotting a whale from land would be - we are going by escorted tour (as we normally do!) so we could either be in Hermanus on Sept 24th or 8th October? Any thoughts on which would be better - I understand it is nature and therefore not certain but I wanted to increase our chances as much as we could!

Many thanks and happy travelling!

Kind Regards,


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11. Re: Land Whale Watching

I have seen whales as late as early December so you may be lucky.

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12. Re: Land Whale Watching


I have been in Hermanus several times in November and only failed to see whales once, so you will have a pretty good chance


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13. Re: Land Whale Watching

That's great. Thanks!

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