Between July and October the whales visit the coast between Stilbaai and Jongensfontein in large numbers. Excellent vantage points for whalewatching are available. The whales can be observed from the restaurants at Lappiesbaai and from the harbour.

Visit Witsand for the best whale watching in the whole of South Africa. Drive via Blombos and Vermaaklikheid (2 hour drive) where beautifully renovated cottages can be seen and cross the Breede River at Malgas with the famous pontoon ferry - the only operational one of its kind in South Africa. Alternatively you can take the N2 (1,5 hour drive).