Whale season has already began and I was determined to see the whales during my time in Cape Town here. Me and my friends booked a trip to Hermanus and I already was so thrilled to scratch this activity from my bucket list, but we first had something else exciting on the planning.
On Saturday morning we went to Stellenbosch for some chocolate & wine tasting at the vineyards of Waterford Wine estate. Normally, red wine is not really my favourite, but the ones I tasted during the wine tasting contained some savoury aspects and were delicious with the pieces of dark, salted chocolate. We also tried a dessert wine, which was really sweet and smelled like vanilla.
In the evening we had some dinner at a fancy restaurant called Tokara. We had a five course dinner and a beautiful view over Stellenbosch and False bay. I tried tempura line fish, springbok as main dish, some amuses and white chocolate mousse as dessert. The only thing that I can say is that it was absolutely delicious and really worth a try.
Sunday was finally the day to go see some whales! In one hour we drove to Hermanus and stepped into a speed boat. Our captain navigated on a really high speed and I was so busy with screaming that I almost forgot that we were looking for some whales. After five minutes we already saw some beautiful whales in a distance of 50 meters and some further away. At the end of the day we decided to navigate back before the sun went down and just enjoyed the beautiful sea and some seals close to the speed boat, until we saw something swimming on our right side.. We quietly navigated to the point and saw two whales 20 meters away. It was amazing to see these big animals so near and we looked at them for almost one hour.
I absolutely had a great weekend and you should definitely go for it when you have the time for it. You can book a tour at Marine Dynamics or feel free to ask anything you want about this trip at the reception and I am happy to help you!