Overview

The Whale Coast is situated within the Overberg region of the Western Cape and is the most southerly region in Africa. Framed by majestic mountains, indigo sky and seductive sea, the Whale Coast is yet another truly exceptional "must-see" part of South Africa.

Only 15 minutes from the whale watchers haven of Hermanus and just over an hour from Cape Town, the Whale Coast of South Africa is an all-year round hub of discovery for visitors around the globe.

Apart from great golf courses in the area, the Whale Coast caters for sport enthusiasts with a host of different activities on offer. Tackle a 4x4 trail, ride a horse, go on a sunset cruise, learn to fly fish, spot the whales or dare to go shark cage diving.

The destination offers a challenging, yet exhilarating playground for golfing travellers, and is a magical oasis for families. See whales cavort in Walker Bay from the shores of Hermanus and uncover the many cultural and heritage treasures the region has to offer. Adding-on a Big Five safari, Winelands or Cape Town tour will leave one with unforgettable memories of a truly South African golfing holiday.

Top Destinations ‐ Whale Coast

Hermanus

Whale Coast

This friendly town is situated about 120km (one and a half hour drive) from Cape Town. It is easily accessed by car, private courier and taxi. Hermanus lies along the stunning stretch of coast, referred to as the Whale Coast, 100 kilometres from Cape Town centre. From starting off a small town, Hermanus is now a popular that attaches both domestic and international travellers due to their superb land-based whale watching, festivals, fauna, flora and the numerous outdoor activities.

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Top Accommodation ‐ Whale Coast

Arabella Hotel & Spa

Whale Coast, South Africa
  • TypeHotel

Nestled deep in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere, a breath-taking 1 hour and 15 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, is the unique Arabella Hotel & Spa. Located 30 minutes’ drive from the world-renowned whale watching haven of Hermanus, the region enjoys pure champagne air and quite possibly the most stunning scenery the picturesque Western Cape has to offer. The hotel itself offers the ultimate in luxury and a wealth of leisure and business options.

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Birkenhead House

Whale Coast, South Africa
  • TypeHotel

With its exhilarating cliff-top position overlooking the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay, Birkenhead House in Hermanus provides luxury hotel accommodation for those seeking an extraordinary coastal experience. Watch surfers carving through the waves and, for several months each year, witness Southern Right and Humpback Whales breaching just metres from the shore.

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Top Golf Courses ‐ Whale Coast

Arabella Golf Course

Whale Coast, South Africa
  • Par72
  • Distance6082 metres 6651 yards
  • DesignerPeter Matkovich

Arabella Golf Club is a Peter Matkovich design and set between Hermanus and Kleinmond; carefully laid out, making use of the beauty of the Bot River Lagoon and the majestic surrounds. Arabella is a rare gem of a golf course and the theme is balance. Challenging enough to bring you back for more, enjoyable enough to make you not want to leave.

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