Whale watching in South Africa at Walker Bay Beach and Nature Reserve
Walker Bay is situated across the lagoon from Hermanus, it has a spectacular vantage point over the ocean and affords wonderful views of these giants from the deep, in particular the Southern Right Whales, who grace these shores between June and December every year. Whale watching in South Africa has become a favourite attraction.
These beautiful and majestic creatures come here to calf but also to find a partner, court and mate. Their wonderful displays of breaching, spraying and lob tailing, as close as 20 metres from the shore is a delightful and heart-warming sight. Only 4 500 Southern Right Whales remain in the Southern Hemisphere, about 1 500 visit this coastline. Whale hunters have diminished their numbers by at least 10 times. The Whales are protected by law in South African waters.