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Sitting on South Africa’s south coast, with spectacular views over Walker Bay, this seaside town is increasingly becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations, with whales visiting from August to early November.

During this season, whales arrive in abundance, providing a fantastic tourist attraction and remarkable natural experience. It is one of the world’s finest locations for shore-based whale watching, with humpbacks and southern right whales seen almost daily. There is good bird watching here too, with over 100 local species, including blue cranes and fish eagles.

The town offers a vibrant locationm complemented beautifully by its wide selection of boutiques, art galleries, fine restaurants and shops, as well as offering a numerous outdoor and adventure activities for the discerning nature enthusiast.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: southern right whale, great white shark

Dive trips

This location is featured in the following itinerary:

Great White Shark Diving Weekend

This is one of our most popular adventures for thrill seekers. Enjoy the exhilarating and unforgettable experience of sharing the water with these incredible predators in South Africa on two days of cage diving.

  • When to go: Apr-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 5 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,375 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea