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Whale Watching Day Trips from Swellendam, Western Cape

If you’re staying in Swellendam and looking for an unforgettable day trip, consider visiting one of the nearby whale-watching spots. The whale-watching season in South Africa runs from June to November, with peak months from August to October. Here are some fantastic locations not too far from Swellendam:Whale Watching in SA

Hermanus: Known as one of the best whale-watching destinations in the world, Hermanus is about a 1.5-hour drive from Swellendam. The town has several viewpoints and an annual whale festival, making it an exciting day trip.

De Hoop Nature Reserve: Located about an hour’s drive from Swellendam, De Hoop offers excellent land-based whale watching. The reserve is also home to a variety of other wildlife and beautiful scenery, perfect for a day out in nature.

Witsand: This small coastal town is about an hour’s drive fromWhale Watching De Hoop Swellendam. Situated at the mouth of the Breede River, Witsand offers great whale-watching opportunities, especially during the calving season.

Cape Agulhas: Approximately a 1.5-hour drive from Swellendam, Cape Agulhas is the southernmost tip of Africa and provides good whale-watching spots. It’s a great place to explore while enjoying the coastal views.


These locations provide excellent opportunities to observe Southern Right Whales and other marine life, making for an unforgettable experience. So pack a picnic, bring your binoculars, and enjoy a whale-watching day trip from Swellendam to witness these magnificent creatures up close.

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