Whale watching

Whale watching

Africa has one of the best whale viewing sites in the world. Enjoy world-class whale viewing over the sea close to land in luxurious and exquisite settings as you sip on some wine.

Africa offers several ideal destinations to all those in search for a memorable whale watching experience. However, our list of the top five whale watching destinations in Africa can help you plan a trip that offers the best whale sightings:


Hermanus: The Whale Capital of the World

Ranked amongst one of the world’s top whale watching destinations, Hermanus is the perfect place to watch the whales playing.


Île Sainte-Marie, also known as Nosy Boraha

This tiny island is a ‘must visit’ when it comes to whale watching, especially during the winter. Dozens of humpback whales can be spotted as they move north in search of food.


Watamu, Kenya

Home to the Watamu’s National Park, this small town is home to marine life with several recorded species of whales. While the town is still lesser known for its whale watching potential, visit Watamu for a more intimate experience.


Walvis Bay, Namibia

Spot the humpback and the southern right whales throughout the months of July to October in Walvis Bay. This destination is more commonly known for being home to some of the most outstanding birdlife, however, it promises an equally outstanding whale watching experience.


West Coast, Mauritius

There is nothing better than completing a relaxing trip with a whale watching experience. West Coast, Mauritius, known all across the globe for its longest beach on the entire west coast, offers an opportunity to witness the annual humpback whale migration. Whales can be easily spotted at this destination throughout the entire year, however, if you visit during the months of February through April, you could be lucky enough to secure a permit to swim with the sperm whales.