The general misconception is that Hermanus is the only place to view the Whales coming past our beautiful coast, but Simon’s Town has some of the most spectacular views around and it just over the mountain from Cape Town. Add our lovely accommodation to the mix and you have the perfect holiday.
The best area to spot whales in Cape Town is on the warmer False Bay side, and Simon’s Town is a prime location for whale watching during the whale season. Whale Season runs from mid-August to mid-October when the Southern Right Whales return to these warm waters. Good points of view include Boyes Drive; which runs along the mountainside between Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay; the main coastal road running from Fish Hoek to Simons Town. There are plenty of view points and restaurant along the main road, where you can observe the whales, with good off road parking.