Whale safari

Go whale watching in Hermanus
  • Lene and the beautiful sea
  •  A whale has been spotted
  • Do you see the whale?
  • Two whales have ben spotted
  • All of the people spotting whales

What can you expect when going on a whale safari?

In Hermanus, which is located at the Garden Route between Port Elisabeth and Cape Town, it is possible to go on an adventure on the sea, where you experience the giants living in the deep.


The wale safari takes off from the beautiful Gansbaai habour, where you will be on a two-hour long trip to see right whales, killerwhales, humback whales, sealions and perhaps even sharks and other sea-animals.

The trip takes you along the beautiful beaches in the area around Hermanus and past the rock formations at De Kelders, which is an excellent spot for whale watching. If you are up for it, you get the chance to see the whales up close in the water, from a cage at the side of the boat, which is a very unique experience.

During the trip your local guide will tell you facts about the whales and the area in which they live, as they are working hard to support the life of the great creatures. You can be absolutely sure, that you are supporting people, who has an interest in the welfare of the animals.


You can read more about the trip here.


If you wish to go on a whale safari, please tell us when you book your trip to Malpepo or contact our staff at the arrival.    

Meet the team behind Malpepo

The team behind our family business Malpepo Safaris does not only offer great hunting experiences and safaris with luxurious accomodation but a very personalized and dedicated service that is second to none. We are professional hunters certified by the SA government and have many years of experience.

Tours and excursions

South Africa is a land of opportunities and it offers a wide selection of fantastic experiences. Are you into action and adrenalin? South Africa offers both bungy jumping, helicopter flying and whale safari. But if you are into more calming and relaxing experiences, we would like to recommend a trip to Cape Town or one of the many fantastic wine yards in the area of Eastern Cape.

Hall of Fame

See all the great and fantastic trophies that our guests have acquired at their stay at Malpepo. We are proud to say, that 80% of the trophies from Malpepo Safaries have been in the medal class.

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