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South Africa’s Great Ocean Drive 🌊 Rooiels, Pringle Bay, Hangklip, Betty’s Bay, Kleinmond, Hawston, Onrus, Hermanus via Stanford to Gansbaai & Pearly Beach. Whale watching June till November. Nature, art, wine, science & adventure. 🐋
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The Southern Right Whales are here!

They arrived late in Walker Bay in May and have graced us with their presence in growing numbers. A unique sighting of a whale calf being born was the highlight of this season. The Overstrand Cape Whale Coast offers a world in one place and have made great efforts to make sure your visit is a memorable one.

Information offices in Kleinmond, Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai are open and can assist with all enquiries. We have three wine routes, Blue Flag beaches, art galleries and sculptures on the cliff paths, mountain bike trails, walking routes, eateries, breweries, distilleries and loads of vitamin sea. The South African Space Agency in Hermanus has tours every Wednesday at 11:00, tasting of abalone and a tour of a working aqua farm with Heart of Abalone in the Hermanus New Harbour and visit our markets on Saturdays after doing one of three ParkRuns. We look forward to welcoming you.

Contact us on the number below, should you need any assistance:

Mobile: +27 (0)83 305 7319
Email: flloyd@overstrand.gov.za

Please be assured that we are in contact with relevant authorities and key role players. This includes Wesgro, Cape Town Tourism, Overstrand Municipality and SA Tourism, amongst others.

May our Marine Big 5 and flowering fynbos provide inspiration during the months of winter.

About The Cape Whale Coast

Close to the very tip of Africa, just outside Cape Town, you will find the Cape Whale Coast – a place that can easily be called ‘Heaven on Earth’. This pristine stretch of the South African coastline that runs from the coastal hamlet of Rooiels in the west to Quoin Point in the East is flanked by mesmerising mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The main towns of the area are Kleinmond, Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai; but the Cape Whale Coast is in fact made up of a collection of villages, farms, rivers, bays, coves and valleys – each filled with its own special magic. Explore the whales, sharks, wine routes, fynbos, birding, golf courses, penguins, mountain biking, hiking trails and adventure activities in our beautiful region, the Cape Whale Coast

Visit our Towns

The main towns are Kleinmond, Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai; but the Whale Coast is in fact made up of a collection of villages, farms, rivers, bays, coves and valleys - each filled with its own special magic
Cape Whale Coast

Hangklip-Kleinmond

The Hangklip-Kleinmond coast lies between massive Fynbos covered mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Sublime nature is punctuated by the villages of Rooiels, Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond, and wave-swept beaches.

Cape Whale Coast

Hermanus

Hermanus, in the heart of the Whale Route, is just 127km from Cape Town on the Cape south coast. It has developed from a rustic whaling and fishing village into one of the world’s best whale-viewing sites (via land or boat) from June to November.

Cape Whale Coast

Stanford

Stanford is the only one of the Cape Whale Coast towns that is situated inland. This leafy green and picturesque Victorian influenced village which lies on the banks of the Klein River offers something special to visitors…

Cape Whale Coast

Gansbaai

Gansbaai the Natural Adventure Destination is also referred to as The Great White Shark Capital Of The World due to the abundance of the Great White Sharks in these waters.

Nature Reserves

The Cape Whale Coast houses many nature reserves aimed at conserving the indigenous fauna and flora
View our nature reserves

Things to Do

The Cape Whale Coast boast a range of activities along its pristine coastlines and prominent mountain ranges, there is something for everyone

Africa’s first Gastronomy Creative City

The Overstrand Hermanus has the status of being Africa’s only UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy Status
Overstrand Gastronomy

Latest News

Read the latest news about Cape Whale Coast and its encompassing towns Hermanus, Stanford, Kleinmond and Gansbaai