Heart of the Cape Whale Coast
Cape Whale Coast Tourism under Level 1 Regulations
It is with gratitude that we look forward to the upcoming Easter Weekend as Cape Whale Coast accommodation bookings and our events calendar fills up.
We welcome President Ramaphosa’s announcement on Tuesday 30 March that South Africa will remain on current Lockdown Level 1 apart from a few exceptions. Beaches, open areas, and parks remain open while social distancing and mask wearing rules stays compulsory. Alcohol sales for off-site consumption are prohibited for the duration of the Easter Weekend from Friday 2 April to Monday 5 April. With our wineries, hotels and restaurants and their staff in mind, we were especially pleased to hear that on-site consumption is allowed and may continue as before up to 11pm.
We welcome all our Easter visitors and look forward to this period of reflection, reconnection, and hope.
Cape Whale Coast Tourism
Cape Whale Coast Tourism and our information offices in Kleinmond, Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai opened on Monday, 01 June 2020. As from 2 February 2021 our beaches are open and our wineries ready to serve. We look forward to welcoming you.
We are fully operational and working from our offices. You are more than welcome to contact us via the following number during this time, should you have any queries or need any assistance:
Mobile: +27 (0)83 305 7319
Please be assured that we are in daily contact with relevant authorities and key role players. This includes the likes of Wesgro, Cape Town Tourism, Overstrand Municipality and SA Tourism, amongst others. As the situation unfolds, we will do our best to keep you updated via our dedicated COVID-19 page on the Cape Whale Coast website here:www.whalecoast.info/coronavirus.
Please make use of one of the following numbers for official COVID-19 advice, updates and queries:
- National Hotline – 0800 029 999
- WhatsApp – 0600 123 456
- Provincial Hotline – 021 9284102
Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this unprecedented event in our community, our country and around the world. Cape Whale Coast Tourism will be taking this opportunity to work behind the scenes to ensure that we are ready to welcome everyone with open arms and big smiles once we have pulled through this difficult time. We will remain active on social media to share with you the many naturally irresistible scenes of our region!
Make it safe. Make it resilient
We are looking forward to reconnect with our Travel & Tourism stakeholders and visitors. June is the start of the Whale Season and we hope our Marine Big 5 can help to provide inspiration during this first month of winter.
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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.