Hermanus has a little competition when it comes to being the whale capital of the world. Plettenberg Bay, located just a little further east along the Western Cape Garden Route, is a spectacular destination to see Southern Right Whales. They flock to the bay from about June to November every year along with Humpback Whales moving in behind them from around November to January.
It's prime time to see these majestic animals migrate South for breeding and calving. There is something so moving about witnessing these animals make their prolific journey.
The whale watching industry is very well organized in Plettenberg Bay and boat rides and tours can be easily arranged. Plettenberg Bay takes conservation and preservation of marine life into huge consideration so viewing, distances and time spent with each animal are strictly monitored so that there is minimal interference with the animals.