Hermanus is known as the world’s premier venue for whale watching. As part of your stay at our private sanctuary, we encourage you escape to the sea and experience the whales for yourself. Hermanus boat whale watching has long since been a guest favorite, and with the opportunity right it at your fingertips, it is almost a shame not to catch a glimpse of the sea’s biggest mammals. Between June and December is when Southern Right Whales from Antarctica migrate to our sheltered bays to court, mate and calf. So, be sure to time your trip accordingly if whale watching is on your heart!
Hermanus boat whale watching is certainly an option, but we offer this directly from the shore as well! In season, the whales can be seen as close as 20 meters from the shore, breaching, spraying, lobtailing. Our guests’ favorite place for peaceful, private viewing is from the sand dunes on a secluded part of Walker Bay Beach. We offer 4×4 beach excursions to take you to the serene venue. Just a short 5 km away, our quad bikes will get you there in a minute while you get ready for the show.
The shoreline whale watching experience is included as part of your stay at our Lagoon Lodge. We know opportunities like this don’t come around everyday, and we will do everything we can to give memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. If you desire to stay at one of our Cottages then you can easily reserve a whale watching beach excursion for your stay. We charge R 300 per person for a 1.5-2 hour adventure. If you think you might even barely enjoy this adventure, this is a must! Honestly, we have little doubt that this will not far exceed your expectations.
If offshore viewing is for you, then let us know and we will book the adventure for you. MOSAIC Private Sanctuary * Hermanus Lagoon