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Cape Whale Coast, South Africa

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Close to the very tip of Africa, just outside Cape Town, you will find the Cape Whale Coast - a place on Earth where wonders never cease. This pristine stretch of the South African coastline that runs from the coastal hamlet of Rooiels in the west to Quoin Point in the East and is flanked by mesmerising mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.

The main towns of the area are Kleinmond, Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai; but the Whale Coast is in fact made up of a collection of villages, farms, rivers, bays, coves and valleys - each filled with its own special magic.




Hermanus, in the heart of the Whale Route, is just 127km from Cape Town on the Cape south coast. It has developed from a rustic whaling and fishing village into one of the world’s best whale-viewing sites (via land or boat) from June to November. It’s also home to the world’s only Whale Crier, who signals whale locations using a kelp horn.

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Stanford is the only one of the Cape Whale Coast towns that is situated inland. This leafy green and picturesque Victorian influenced village which lies on the banks of the Klein River offers something special to visitors – the tranquility and quaintness of days gone by, river boat trips, country shopping and a beautiful mountain backdrop.

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The Hangklip-Kleinmond coast lies between massive Fynbos covered mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Sublime nature is punctuated by the villages of Rooiels, Pringle Bay, Betty's Bay and Kleinmond, and wave-swept beaches.

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The Gansbaai coast is known as the "Coast of Contrasts" and the town of Gansbaai as "Big 2 Town" as you can see both the Southern Right Whale AND the Great White Shark here.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Cape Whale Coast 2014 Events (Hangklip to Gansbaai)
2014-04-24 to 2014-12-31
Venue: Hermanus


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