Things to Do in Whale Coast

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Strand Beach

Strand Beach

Beaches in Strand (49.3 km from Whale Coast)

With its five kilometre long stretch of white sand, Strand Beach is a perfect family beach for swimming, sunbathing and a variety of marine sports. There’s even a tidal pool for anyone who is not brave enough to plunge into the mellow surf.And if its waves you’re after, there are a number of surf spots to suit every level of surfer. Wannabee...

Struisbaai Beach

Struisbaai Beach

Beaches in Struisbaai (106.1 km from Whale Coast)

The longest, uninterrupted white beach in the Southern Hemisphere? It's right here at Struisbaai - all 14 kilometres of it! Struisbaai beach is a wonderful walking beach with safe swimming. The quaint, bustling fishing harbour attracts photographers and artists alike and is an impressive sight when the fishing boats come in. Most of their catch is...

Glencairn Beach

Glencairn Beach

Beaches in Glencairn (86.4 km from Whale Coast)

Glencairn Beach is a pretty beach situated on the False Bay side of the Peninsula. Popular with families and dog walkers, it is perfect for lazy strolls and sunbathing. Parking is right at the beach and access is easy but you will need to cross the Metro rail line. Southern right whales can often be seen during their calving season and in summer...

Harold Porter Botanical Garden

Harold Porter Botanical Garden

Nature Reserves in Bettys Bay (26 km from Whale Coast)

The incredibly scenic Harold Porter Botanical Garden is situated between the coast and the mountainside. The garden is renowned for its waterfalls, amber pools, deep gorges and abundant birdlife. Deep in the heart of the fynbos region, it is one of the best places to explore coastal fynbos. And its vast – there are 10 hectares of cultivated...

Hermanuspietersfontein Food and Wine Market

Hermanuspietersfontein Food and Wine Market

Village Marketplaces in Hermanus (3.3 km from Whale Coast)

Every Saturday the Food and Wine Market is hosted at the Hermanuspietersfontein wine cellar. Come and browse the many food and drink tables. Wine tasting is for free, and there really is something for everyone.

Overstrand Equestrian Centre

Overstrand Equestrian Centre

Popular Attractions in Kleinmond (11.2 km from Whale Coast)

Overstrand Equestrian Centre invites guests to enjoy a great horse ride on the beach and countryside along the Kleinmond coast. An exceptionally fun activity for all, the equestrian centre offers out rides, beach rides, day rides, and monthly social rides. You may even spot the legendary Kleinmond wild horses along the coast if you're lucky.

Franskraal Beach

Franskraal Beach

Beaches in Franskraal (34.9 km from Whale Coast)

A long stretch of beautiful sand that extends towards the Uilkraals estuary; Franskraal Beach is well known as a birding hot spot. At the beginning of the beach is plenty of rocky outcrops and rock pools. Parking is provided at the end of Seaview Drive.

Somerset Mall

Somerset Mall

Shopping Malls in Strand (52.1 km from Whale Coast)

Somerset Mall offers 204 stores and everything it takes to give families from Somerset West and as far afield as Mossel Bay a safe, fun-filled entertainment environment, alongside a superior browsing and shopping experience.

The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot

Bars Nightclubs in Muizenberg (84.4 km from Whale Coast)

The Melting Pot is a cosy, colourful, vibrant live music venue and bar featuring the best of local South Peninsula original music. You can expect to listen to well-known local names from the Cape jazz, rock and folk scene - plus the odd visiting artist and stand-up comics. Jam sessions and open mics offer up-and-coming talent an outlet too. This...

Highlands Trail

Highlands Trail

Hiking Trail in Kleinmond (16.2 km from Whale Coast)

Located near the town of Kleinmond, the Highlands Trail is a great route for the avid hiker seeking a challenge. The hike stretches over two days: 21 km on day one, and 16 km and day two. There is a trail limit of 10 hikers. The route traverses through varied areas, including farm land, mountain fynbos and beach. The difficulty can range from...

Waterworld Strand

Waterworld Strand

Fun Parks in Strand (51.1 km from Whale Coast)

Waterworld Strand is a popular family fun park near Strand Beach. The water park has a kids’ waterslide, adventure play section, shaded Jacuzzi pool for parents, coffee shop and benches with umbrellas for picnics. The venue is protected from the wind and the pools are solar heated.

Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas

Popular Attractions in Agulhas (105.2 km from Whale Coast)

Yes, it’s official, this is the spot to get your photo taken at the southernmost tip of Africa. Ocean currents between Cape Agulhas and Cape Point may be constantly moving and mingling, however, the official meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, according to the International Hydrographical Organisation, is Cape Agulhas. This...

Sandbaai Beach

Sandbaai Beach

Beaches in Sandbaai (3.9 km from Whale Coast)

For the beach lover, Sandbaai is amazing. It is a great family beach, ideal for angling, sun bathing, building sandcastles, walking, and the best spot for sea shell viewing and collecting. Ablution facilities are available.

Elsie's Peak from Glencairn

Elsie's Peak from Glencairn

Hiking Trail in Glencairn (87 km from Whale Coast)

A hike up Elsie's Peak is well worth the short, sharp effort for the breathtaking and expansive views of False Bay - a wonderful way to get your bearings. The flora in October is stunning and you may be lucky enough to see a whale or two. Extend your hike and take one of the many well marked footpaths in this mountain range.

De Hoop Nature Reserve Game Reserve

De Hoop Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in De Hoop Nature Reserve

Sea, towering sand dunes, a vlei, stunning rare fynbos and wildflowers, antelope and mountains - De Hoop Nature Reserve has it all. Here families have an enormous choice of outdoor experiences and kids can enjoy the freedom of exploring this natural playground. A special suite of kids activities includes guided walks, bikes for kids, a swimming...