Welcome to the breathtaking South Coast of South Africa, where nature meets adventure and the beauty of the sea unfolds before your eyes. Known for its stunning coastline and diverse wildlife, the South Coast is a true paradise for nature lovers and whale watchers alike.
With miles of unspoiled beaches and crystal-clear waters, the South Coast is home to a variety of marine life, including majestic whales. From May to November, you can witness the incredible spectacle of these magnificent creatures as they migrate along the coast. Watch as they breach and play, their massive bodies breaking through the surface of the water in a display of strength and grace.
But whale watching is just one of the many ways to experience the natural wonders of the South Coast. Explore the rugged coastline on foot, taking in the stunning views and discovering hidden coves and secluded beaches. Or dive into the depths of the Indian Ocean and discover the vibrant and colourful world beneath the waves.
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Why you should visit
Our favourite time to visit
The South Coast of South Africa features some spectacular beaches, but it is mostly known for whale watching along the coast. Between June and November various types of whales can be easily spotted here, especially in the Walker Bay near Hermanus. If you want to spot whales, without having to get onto a boat, then you should visit in the months July, August and September, where you’ll have the best chances to get close to these gentle giants.