Whale watching in the Overberg

Whale watching in the Overberg


Welcome to some of the best land- and boat-based whale watching in the world!  Each year, Southern Right whales migrate into our coastal waters to calve and nurse their young.  The Overberg region offers some of the world's best whale watching during the months of September to November when the whales come to the secluded bay to calve and mate. 

Watch the spectacular display of Southern Right whales breaching, tail slapping and spy-hopping either from the shore, or on a boat or air-based tour. Breeching is the most spectacular of whale habits, where the animal will sometimes thrust its whole body out of the water in massive, graceful leaps. No one knows for sure why whales breach - communicating with each other, trying to rid their skin of parasites or just play could be some of the reasons. They usually breach three to five time in succession.‚Äč 

The whales, mere metres from the shore, provide spectacular whale watching opportunities.  Humpback whales migrate through our region between May and December. Dolphin species that may be seen in the region include the common dolphin and the bottlenose dolphin.