Thursday, 16. August 2018
Overberg Whale Route(July-November)
Southern Right Whales start arriving in Walker Bay from June every year. Hermanus is being acknowledged by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) as one of the 12 best whale-viewing sites in the world. From its rocky cliffs, whales can be seen from as close as 5 metres. By blowing a dried kelp horn, the world's only Whale Crier keeps us informed of the whereabouts of these massive mammals.
Our trip can include a scenic coastal drive, walk in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, with unrivalled views of Walker Bay, lunch at one of the many sea-food restaurants, whale watching along the 12 km-long scenic cliff path and a return drive along Houwhoek and Sir Lowrey's Passes.West Coast Whale Route(July-November)
Combine a whale watching trip along the West Coast with a visit to the West Coast National Park and the Postberg Nature Reserve to view spectacular displays of wild flowers (August - September). Southern Right Whales can be seen in sheltered bays all along the West Coast, and their locality, as well as the weather conditions and the availability of wild flowers on the particular day of the trip, will dictate the route that we will take.
A lunch stop at one of many fine restaurants will be included. Time permitting, we can also visit the West Coast Fossil Park. Our trip will be concluded with a photo-stop and sundowners at Blouberg Beach, with its magnificent view of Table Mountain.
Eco-Information on the Western Cape, South Africa.
Eco-tourism has become the buzz-word in tourism. Eco-tourism is not only about taking tourists into remote nature areas. My tours will take you into nature too, but with the emphasis on the entire ecology and conservation of such areas. Taking only individuals or small groups of tourists into protected areas will minimize the impact on the environment, and will give us the opportunity to share in the wonders of nature. Eco-tourism is also about social responsibility.
Visits to rural areas will benefit these communities. By benefiting the local people from tourism, they will want to preserve what is precious to them and to us. Many of my tours will take you to the country side, where you will meet and interact with the local people, sharing in their pride of our beautiful region.