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, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, 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.
- Bespoke itineraries
- Flights and transfers included
- Best rates guaranteed
When to visit
From remote safari camps to world-class resorts, our selected properties are hand-picked by our experts and endorsed by our guests. Often intimate, always exceptional, we'll choose the perfect lodges, hotels and villas to suit your personal style and interests.
HOW TO BOOK
At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.
Call us or inquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.
Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke African itinerary.
We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.
Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!
We routinely go the extra mile to ensure that we not only plan the perfect itinerary but ensure that you're in good hands at every stage of your journey. That's why we are especially proud to maintain an overall client satisfaction rating of 98%.
Honeymoon to South Africa
Dan and I were extremely impressed with Mahlatini, when we decided to travel to South Africa we had no idea what to expect. Natasha was kind, informative, and well organized. She helped us make our dream honeymoon a reality. Everything went smoothly, from the transport services to the accommodation…Read full review
Honeymoon to South Africa & Mauritius
Mind blowing, relaxing, and just perfection. After all the craziness of 2020, this trip really took our breaths away and was exactly what we looking for and more.Read full review
Honeymoon to South Africa & Mozambique
Our trip was seamless and well planned out! We enjoyed every moment! I'm also very impressed how the whole trip was catered to work around Justin's egg/chicken allergies; this was a huge relief for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and memories we shared on our trip!Read full review