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Eastern Hemisphere: Whale Route, South Africa

If you're a committed landlubber, you're in luck along the Whale Route. The Whale Route starts along the south of Capetown and extends to Durban, a whopping 1,200 plus miles of whale watching coastline. The route traverses several famous protected areas, including the Garden Route, Tsitsikamma National Park, and the Transkei. You can take it by foot, by bike, even by car.

At least 37 species of whales and dolphins can be found in the waters off South Africa. However, the Route is most famous for encounters with southern right whales, humpback whales, and several coastal dolphin species. Beyond close encounters with whales and dolphins, visitors can experience African penguins, Cape fur seals, black oystercatcher birds and a variety of other marine life.

Just the Facts

What you might see there: Humpbacks, southern rights, Bryde's whales, orcas

Viewing options: Shoreline, boat


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