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502a04440394d522e5000001_thumbnail Southern right whale

Balaena glacialis Mammal

Seen 27 times by 7 people Photographed 9 times

Hermanus has become known as a mecca for whale watching, during the southern hemisphere winter months (June - December) the Southern Right Whales migrate to the coastal waters of South Africa, with in excess of 100 whales known to be in the Hermanus area. Whilst in the area, the whales can be seen with their young, mating or many behaviors such as breaching, sailing, lobtailing, or spyhopping can be witnessed.

Plettenberg Bay is also home to the Southern Right Whale from July to December. They can be viewed from land as well as by boat with licenced operators conducting ocean safaris throughout the year.

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