Whale Route
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About 2 hours from Cape Town, Hermanus, in South Africa, is one of the best spot in the world to see whales, especially Southern Right Whales. Mostly between July and November, these creatures come to give birth to their calves along this coast. On the road to the Indian Ocean, you will also discover beautiful and different landscapes. From the Winelands to the Elgin Valley, including passes through mountains, the Fernkloof Nature Reserve and the famous Harold Porter Botanical Gardens.
A must-see on the Whale Route, the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens is named after its creator.  Indeed, during the 1940's, Harold Porter decided to create a private nature reserve between sea and mountains that is used to call his "paradise".

Whale Route Tour – Full Day

A must-see on the Whale Route, the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens is named after its creator. Indeed, during the Harold Porter decided to create a private nature reserve between sea and mountains that is used to call his "paradise".

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

In addition to discovering the vegetation, you will also meet animals at the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. For instance, it isn't rare to see Rock Hyrax, also called Dassies, hidden behind a thicket.  If you take time to explore the park, you will probably see several of them!

Whale Route Tour – Full Day

Cape Town's Best Travel Desk for Daytours, Garden Route and Overland Trips in South Africa.

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

Why should tou come in Cape Town during the winter? Whales come to give birth to their calves. It is not rare to see them...

Why should tou come in Cape Town during the winter? Whales come to give birth to their calves.

Why should you come in Cape Town during the Winter? Whale watching os one of the best reasons! From the inlands or on the sea, it is always impressive.

In Pictures: People at the Hermanus Whale watching festival captured the beautiful moments

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

10 pictures of the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden on the Whale Route.

The Fernkloof Nature Reserve is the other major park on the Whale Route. There, you will be able to see more closely the Fynbos, a typical South African vegetation.  Moreover, from the park, you can see the Ocean, which doesn't diminish the attraction for the place.

Whale Route Tour – Full Day

Cape Town's Best Travel Desk for Daytours, Garden Route and Overland Trips in South Africa.

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