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Port Beaufort/Witsand:

The mouth of the Breede River at Port Beaufort is well-known for whale watching between May & November. From Witsand whale watchers can expect an unobstructed view of these gentle giants.


The mouth of the Gouritz River offers exciting whale-watching opportunities.


Scores of new born Southern Right whales can be spotted from the Lappiesbaai Restuarant and the harbour. Close encounters with whales can be experienced at the jetty wall.

Dana Bay:

Take the turn-off between Albertinia and Mossel Bay and observe whales from unspoiled beaches.

Mossel Bay:

Whilst relaxing on De Dakke Beach you can experience the care-free playing of whales and dolphins. Boat trips to Seal Island give you the best chance to spot whales, dolphins, seals and penguins.


Both Gerike's Point and Swartvlei Beach offer great opportunities for whale and dolphin watching.


Situated between Mossel Bay and Little Brak River, Hartenbos boasts one of the longest walking beaches in the Southern Cape on which you can experience marine life in every form.

Little Brak River, Reebok, Tergeniet:

Catch low tide and walk along the beach from Hartenbos to Tergeniet where whales are often spotted.


Dolphin's Point on the N2 has a breathtaking viewpoint from where whales can be seen swimming behind the breakers. Leentjies Klip, Kleinkrans and Flat Rock Beach are much favoured for whale and dolphin watching.

Great Brak River:

Spectacular views can be found from the sand dunes.

Buffalo Bay:

Just west of Knysna, Whale watchers can relax in the restaurant or watch from the beach.

Ballots Bay, Herold's Bay, Victoria Bay::

Are cosy bays where these giant mammals frolic in close proximity to viewers.


Brenton-on-sea, The Knysna Heads and Noetzie are the best whale watching view points.

Plettenberg Bay:

The area between the wreck of the Athene and the Keurbooms River is especially favoured by the Southern Right Whales. The Robberg Peninsula, Robberg Nature Reserve, Signal Hill, the Beacon Isle, Look-out Deck, Look-out Beach and Harkerville also provide viewing pleasure. © 1996 - 2024
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