Whale watching

A Whale of a Time Awaits You!

While Southern Africa remains synonymous with the big 5 in our imaginations, did you know that it’s also one of the best destinations for whale spotting and other marine tourism too? Let Pembury Tours and Travel help you make the experience of a lifetime a little wetter and a lot more spectacular with our unique whale watching trips, and experience our massive cousins in the sea up close and personal today!

Whale experiences can be had from land spots or boat tours, and even from the air for the truly adventurous. Enormous pods of dolphin call the area home year-round and mass visits from Southern Right and Humpback whales

[alongside Byrde’s whales and the occasional Orca] occur yearly. 37 species of marine mammal can be found in the area, with the whales coming to the warmer seas around June-November for courting, calving and playing with their young before heading back to Antarctica to feed. The Western Cape, Garden Route, Plettenberg and Mossel Bay, Eastern Cape and even KwaZulu Natal areas all offer unique marine experiences for the traveller looking to broaden their horizons.

The western cape town of Hermanus is, in fact, viewed as the whale-watching capital of the world. Join the fun of the whale-watching festival in September, and let the Whale Crier call you out when they’re sighted so you don’t miss a moment! Let’s not forget the unique African penguins, black oystercatcher birds and Cape fur seals that call the cape area home too. You can even head out to meet a penguin colony up close and personal too- can you say selfies, anyone?

If this celebration of marine life and wonder sounds like the perfect holiday for you, why not drop by in whale season and watch them blow, breach, lobtail and spy-hop their way into your hearts in a unique African experience that can’t be missed?

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