Things to Do in Whale Coast

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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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

Hermanus Wine Route

Hermanus Wine Route

Wine Estates in Hemel en Aarde (4.1 km from Whale Coast)

The Hermanus Wine Route is one of South Africa’s newest wine routes. Uniting 15 exceptional wineries in the Walker Bay region, the route stretches along the R320 into the scenic Hemel en Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley. Each winery produces a small amount of top quality wine using grapes harvested from sustainably managed vineyards. Four of the...

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.

Bettys Bay Main Beach

Bettys Bay Main Beach

Beaches in Bettys Bay (30 km from Whale Coast)

The small holiday town of Betty's Bay is fringed by a beautiful 4 km long stretch of sandy white beach. It's great for swimming and surfing. Nick Coombe, creativecommons.org

Rod's Trail

Rod's Trail

Hiking Trail in Bettys Bay (30.4 km from Whale Coast)

Rod's Trail is a hiking route which stretches along the foot of the Kogelberg Mountain range, leading you through part of the Cape floral kingdom to the Herold Porter Botanical Gardens. It is an easy hiking trail to walk or run, for any age or fitness level. You'll be treated to magnificent views over Betty's Bay and an abundance birds and...

Stony Point Penguin Colony

Stony Point Penguin Colony

Popular Attractions in Bettys Bay (31 km from Whale Coast)

The Stony Point Penguin Colony at Betty's Bay is one of only three mainland-based colonies in South Africa and for this reason it is treasured. The African penguin usually colonizes and nests on offshore islands. Iryna Kuchma, creativecommons.org

Stanford Hills Wine Estate

Stanford Hills Wine Estate

Wine Estates in Stanford (33 km from Whale Coast)

Cool sea breezes and a mountainous microclimate ensure that the grapes ripen slowly which contributes to the smooth quality of the wine. Stanford Hills Winery produces an award winning Pinotage under the label of Jacksons Pinotage. The last three vintages have all been awarded four stars in the John Platter guide. Grapes are hand picked and...

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.

Pringle Bay Beach

Pringle Bay Beach

Beaches in Pringle Bay (38.7 km from Whale Coast)

Pringle Bay Beach is a stunning long and wide beach with sugar-white fine sand. The beach is backed by sand dunes fynbos-clad mountains. It's a great place to watch the sun set over the distant Table Mountain.