South Africa’s Whale Route is just 'over the mountain' from Cape Town in the Overberg region. The heart of the route is the once-humble fishing village of Hermanus which has grown into a world-famous tourist destination, known for offering outstanding whale watching from June to October. Appealing to outdoor enthusiasts and culinary connoisseurs alike, the Whale Route offers whale watching, wine tasting in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, beaches, restaurants, art galleries and boutique hotels.
- Watch female Southern Right Whales come inshore to Walker Bay and calve
- Enjoy spectacular views and cosy seaside charm
- Take a boat trip to get closer to the whale migration
- Indulge in shark cage diving, golfing, hiking, surfing and much more
- Boat Trip
- Whale Watching
- Shark Diving
- Wine Tour
Whale Route Map
Whether you want to observe the area's spectacular sea creatures underwater or from the shore, our expert guides reveal the typical marine life, as well as the endemic mammal and bird species, to expect in Whale Route
Great White Shark
Cape Fur Seal
Southern Right Whale
TRIPS TO INSPIRE
From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favourites.
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HOW TO BOOK
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holiday to South Africa & Seychelles
This was by far the best trip we have ever taken and easily exceeded our expectations! From start to finish, we found ourselves in awe at all the stunning views, local cultures, and wildlife. We would 100% recommend Mahlatini to anyone planning a trip to Africa!Read full review
holiday to South Africa
Our trip was amazing! The entire itinerary flowed perfectly and it was everything we thought it would be and more. There was never a time when we felt like we needed to do more or missed out on anything!Read full review
holiday to South Africa & Mauritius
What an incredible trip! Kitty and Mahlatini were excellent every step of the way, as were each of the properties we stayed at. We would recommend Mahlatini without hesitation to anyone planning a trip to South Africa!Read full review