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Whale Route

Charming towns framed by mountains along South Africa's migratory whale route

Home to the giants of the ocean, the Whale Route will take you along the False Bay coastline and spoil you with magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean on one side, and awe-inspiring fynbos filled mountains on the other. You’ll come across quaint seaside towns like Betty’s Bay, Kleinmond, Pringle Bay, Stanford, Gansbaai, and Hermanus with much to explore. The perfect family adventure awaits along this route, accompanied by life-changing sights like seeing a pod of southern right whales breach the water from some of the best land-based whale watching spots in the world!

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The best time to visit this stunning stretch is between June and November when southern right whales flock to these shores. Tourism will start to pick up after winter turns into spring at the start of September, and so will the weather. Thanks to winter being the rainy season, the fynbos fauna and flora will be a sight to see and will be in full bloom!

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