CAPE TOWN WHALE WATCHING TOURS:
Cape Town whale watching tour prices:
Prices are subject to the package that suits your available time and budget. There are a number of options available and depending on your requirements we will advise prices on application. Tours are only available when the whales are here usually during July to November each year.
Cape Town whale watching information:
around the Southern African South coast have a wealth of
marine life, due to upwelling caused by the influence of the meeting of the cold currents (from the South Atlantic Ocean) and warm currents (from the warm Indian Ocean) off our shores.
are in abundance, but the Southern Right Whales, who arrive annually
to the same shoreline from Antarctica to mate and calve, provide us
with excellent viewing experiences. They are very slow moving and very
docile. Coming as close as 25 meters to the shore.
For us that live here whales are often to be seen along
the False Bay coast between Cape Point and Cape Hangklip and you can almost be within touching distance
of the whales. Aerial views from the cliff tops often show mothers
with their calves basking in our turquoise waters. Views from the beach or
rocks on the shoreline can see the sea come alive with the antics of the
young, spy hopping and tail lobbing.
As the normal tourist does not have a lot of time it is recommended whales are seen from one of the licenced whale watching boats. Strict
laws prohibit any vessel from approaching closer than 300 meters but the whales are naturally inquisitive and will approach the boat often surfacing next to and diving below the boat. During the season it is virtually guaranteed that you will the whales from a very close distance particularly in the Hermanus area.
CAPE TOWN SPRING FLOWER TOURS:
Prices of the West Coast spring flower tours:
Prices are again subject to a number of options that would determine how far we would have to travel to see the best display of flowers. The tour could therefore vary from 8 hours to 2 - 3 days. Tours are only available during the season normally starting in early August and ending roun about mid September.
Information on the West Coast spring flowers:
Coast of Cape Province is a dry arid area, but each year the seeds of
the wild flowers lying dormant through the winter come alive with the
brief spring rain fall to form a dazzling carpet of colour. There are
over 350 identified species, which bloom for a few weeks before the
heat of the sun turns them to seed once again. The indigenous flowers
known to the botanists as 'opportunists' have evolved to cope with these
take you into this wonderful array of colour. There are day tours and
tours of a longer duration into Namaqualand.Where to go to get the best viewing depends on the amount of rainfall in each particlar region and whether that rainfall has been early or late.
An overnight stay on a
private game reserve can also provide an opportunity to see the wild
flowers which burst into colour at this time (see Safaris tours). Specialist
guides in the flora of the Cape can also be provided.