Top 3 Whale Watching Spots in Cape Town

Cape Town offers the most spectacular whale sightings every year from June to November. This is when whales migrate from Antarctica to feed and breed. July and August is peak calving season, thus, whale watching season in Cape Town.

Pack your sunscreen, beach towels and camping chairs because we are rounding up the best spots for whale watching in Cape Town.


Xenon Travel offers thrilling whale watching tours in Cape Town. Of course, it is possible to visit Hermanus on your own but a boat tour will give you a deeper, more informative experience. You’ll be much closer to where the action is compared to viewing from afar.

On such a tour, experienced whale spotters will show you exactly what to look for so you don’t miss out. You’ll learn more about the history of whales in our country, the species we attract as well as other interesting factors.

False Bay

Another excellent spot for whale watching is the False Bay coast. Ideally located, is a little town of Kalk Bay with cafes, bars and restaurants right on the water. You’ll be able to see whales come to the surface while having coffee or lunch.

While Xenon Travel doesn’t offer a whale watching tour in that spot, we do offer a 24/7 point-to-point shuttle service.

Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas is at the southernmost tip of Africa, also the spot where the Atlantic and Indian ocean meet. Just around the corner is a little fishing village called Struisbaai where you’ll have front row seats to the best mammal show of the year. Buy some fresh fish and chips or pack a picnic bag, then head to the beachfront boardwalk where you can do some incredible whale watching.

Whale watching requires patience and time if you want to get the best views of these magnificent mammals.

For more info or to book your tours in Cape Town, get in touch with the team at Xenon Travel today.

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