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Whale Watching Hermanus - Cape Town

Welcome to Ivanhoe Hermanus Boat Based Whale Watching & Eco Tours

Hermanus Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, operating since 1996 is regarded as one of the leading boat-based whale watching operators near Hermanus in South Africa, and we are fortunate to hold the most exclusive permit in Walker Bay off the cliffs of De Kelders.

Walker Bay has the town of Hermanus on its northern shore and the town of Gansbaai on its southern shore. Next to Gansbaai you will find the De Kelder’s nature reserve that has been proven to hold the highest concentration of whale activity on the South African coast-line. The attractions don’t stop at whales as we are also blessed with a wealth of local marine life, which can be enjoyed on our Eco Marine trips.

Our Trips

The Ivanhoe launches from the quaint fishing harbour of Gansbaai, from there you can enjoy a 2hr trip that travels along the Cliffs of De Kelders and on towards Plaat beach.

Gansbaai is a beautiful scenic 35-minute drive from Hermanus and a two-hour drive from Cape Town.