GATEWAY TO THE CAPE WHALE ROUTE
75 kilometers west of Bantamsklip
The Cape Whale Route is found traveling on the Overberg coast – South Africa’s most southern region and includes False Bay, Walker Bay and the Agulhas coast where the Southern Right whales mate and calve annually. Each year the Southern Right and Humpbacked whales arrive on the Agulhas coast fringes from their feeding grounds in the Antarctic in early June to calve and nurse their young. The whale population peaks in October with the arrival of the male members. The long haul back to the Antartic begins in mid December although a number can still be seen on this route early into the following year. The area has a typical Mediterranean climate: cool, wet winters with dry and hot summers.