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To catch a double breach on camera is rare! Photo by Bob Giles, #amazingwhales — in Hermanus, Western Cape - South Africa.

The Garden Route - Western Cape, South Africa * The Garden Route winds 130 miles east from Cape Town, edging along the Indian Ocean, whose waters are busy with penguins, dolphins, and migrating whales. It's common to see breaching whales from the shore but for the complete experience, catch a whale-watching tour boat from Knysna or Plettenberg and get up close and personal with a humpback.

Humpback Whale • The humpback whale is renowned for being one of the most energetic of the large whales with its spectacular breaching, lobtailing and flipper-slapping. Its scientific name Megaptera...

With kilometers of sandy white beaches and coastal coves it is the lure which sees Southern Right, Humpback and Bryde's whales migrating to its waters to calve and nurse their young. These gracious mammals, mere meters from the shore, provide unsurpassed whale watching.