The Whale Coast

The Overberg coastline, fondly known as the Whale Coast, stretches from Rooi Els all the way to Quoin Point and includes the seaside towns of Kleinmond, Onrus, Hermanus, Gansbaai, Pearly Beach and everything in-between. The coastline is well-known as one of the best land-based whale watching spots in the world and, annually, Southern Right whales make their way to the waters of Walker Bay to calve. Gansbaai, known as the Great White Shark capital, is synonymous with these incredible creatures and offers some of the best viewings of them in their natural habitat in the world. The Whale Coast, specifically the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, is also known for producing incredible wines, making the area as a whole one of the most exciting places to visit along the Cape’s beautiful coastline.

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White Water Farm

White Water Farm is located just 10km from Stanford; it is nestled at the start […]

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Die Markie at Hermanuspietersfontein

To market, to market, to buy a fat pig … Real people. Real food. Real […]

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EAT Restaurant

EAT Restaurant is a contemporary dining space located in the Hemel-en-Aarde Village, at the gateway […]

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Wine Tasting at Bouchard Finlayson

A visit to the Bouchard Finlayson estate, known for its superlative Chardonnay and Pinot Noir offering, […]

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Stanford Valley Guest Farm & Restaurant

Stanford Valley Guest Farm nestles in the valley of the Klein Rivier, 10km outside Stanford […]

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Source Restaurant

Source Restaurant is located in the Hemel-en-Aarde village, it is just a short 5-minute drive from […]

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Where to eat in The Whale Coast

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Lizette’s Kitchen

For a  taste of genuine Southeast Asian cuisine head to Lizette’s Kitchen in Hermanus.  Located […]

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Where to eat in The Whale Coast

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EAT Restaurant

EAT Restaurant is a contemporary dining space located in the Hemel-en-Aarde Village, at the gateway […]

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Where to eat in The Whale Coast

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Source Restaurant

Source Restaurant is located in the Hemel-en-Aarde village, it is just a short 5-minute drive from […]

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Where to stay in The Whale Coast

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The Marine Hotel

The Marine Hotel is an institute in Hermanus; it is 113 years old and has […]

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Where to stay in The Whale Coast

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Ocean Eleven Guesthouse

Ocean Eleven Guesthouse is situated on Westcliff Road, Hermanus. Its Cape Cod style perfectly suits […]

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Where to stay in The Whale Coast

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White Water Farm

White Water Farm is located just 10km from Stanford; it is nestled at the start […]

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Where to stay in The Whale Coast

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Stanford Valley Guest Farm & Restaurant

Stanford Valley Guest Farm nestles in the valley of the Klein Rivier, 10km outside Stanford […]

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Where to have fun in The Whale Coast

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Guided Nature Walks at Bouchard Finlayson

If you’ve ever looked around at the Cape’s natural and rich biodiversity and wanted to […]

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Wine Tasting at Ataraxia Wines

Ataraxia means an untroubled and serene state of mind that is free from worry. This […]

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Taste Wine and Play Boules at La Vierge

Driving up the winding Hemel en Aarde valley road, you’ll be greeted by a happy […]

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Sip Bubbly at Domaine des Dieux

Domaine des Dieux, which means place of the Gods, is nestled at the foothills of […]

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Wine Tasting and Unique Pairings at Creation Wines

Hit the rustic, dusty road and find beautiful Creation Wine Estate awaiting your arrival. A […]

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Wine Tasting at Ashbourne Wine Estate

In the heart of the Hemel en Aarde valley is Ashbourne wine estate, Hamilton Russell’s […]

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Where to have fun in The Whale Coast

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Die Markie at Hermanuspietersfontein

To market, to market, to buy a fat pig … Real people. Real food. Real […]

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Where to have fun in The Whale Coast

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Wine Tasting at Bouchard Finlayson

A visit to the Bouchard Finlayson estate, known for its superlative Chardonnay and Pinot Noir offering, […]

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