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Itinerary
Launch from the quaint fishing harbour of Gansbaai and travel along the cliffs of De Keldar’s. There, you will find a nature reserve that has been proven to hold the highest concentration of whales in South Africa. The shallow waters allow the whales to mate and protect their calves.

The whales you can expect to see are known as Southern right whales. Similar to the North Atlantic and North Pacific right whales, they are considered different due to the shape of their skulls. Along the way, keep a look out for dolphins, caper fur seals, and sharks. You may also witness humpback, Minke, and Bryde's whales frolicking in the ocean. Finally, catch a glimpse at beautiful Orcas, False killer whales, and the African penguin.

Return back to the harbour at the end of your boating adventure.
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Ivanhoe Sea Safaris
Overview
Enjoy an exciting 2-hour whale watching excursion from Gansbaai. Leave the harbor and head for the cliffs of De Keldar to look for Southern right whales, which mate and give birth in this area every year. Keep an eye out for other sea life, including dolphins, sharks and penguins.
Highlights
  • 2-hour whale watching trip from Gansbaai

  • Travel along the cliffs of De Keldar after leaving the harbor

  • Watch for Southern right whales

  • See other animals in the water, including penguins, dolphins, sharks and other whale species

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome Experience

Great booking experience, boarding and friendliness of staff fabulous and very courteous, saw many whales up close. Staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Boat ride was smooth and pleasant. The entire cruise experience was awesome.

Thank rodgerm342
ivanhoeseasafaris, Owner at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to place a review we are very glad you had a good experience with our crew and the gentle giants of walkerbay our crew is very passionate about our whales best regards the Ivanhoe team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
An extraordinary experience

Everything was just perfect. We had a small boat with approx. 20 people on it. The crew told us first about the safety instructions then we started our trip. After about 25 minutes we reached a small bay with lots of whales (incl. babies). The...More

Thank MeliBru
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to place your review, we hope we will see you again in the future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AWESOME !!

A very welcome and pasionnate team ! The trip boat was wonderful...with very interesting comments from the crew. They really take care of the custumers ! And we saw a lot of whales, we could approach very close from many of them...in was a incredible...More

1  Thank Sébastien T
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sebastien, Thank you for taking the time to place your review, we hope we will see you again in the future!

Reviewed 4 August 2018
A wonderful experience from start to finish !

What a wonderful experience from start to finish ! After a lovely drive to Gans Baai from Cape Town we were welcomed by the friendly staff ! The boat was not over crowded with enough people to not be too full and still have plenty...More

1  Thank Aissa - Cape To... P
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to place your review!

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Whales - what more is there to say :)

Travelled in self car hire return to Cape Town for 10am departure. Took 2.5 hrs and is a straight fwd journey. Coffe on arrival and then on board. Boat smaller than I expected (but this is not a negative) as it was comfortable and most...More

Thank CMASTLES
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

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