On our recent visit to South Africa, checking on our favourite properties, meeting the guides and happily catching a couple of World Cup matches, we took time out to go whale-watching in Plettenberg Bay.
Situated at the heart of the Garden Route in the Cape Provinces of South Africa, this pretty town is one of the best places in the world for spotting whales, especially in their winter when they come up from the freezing Antarctic waters.
We were lucky. As well as seeing Humpbacks – 3 adults and a calf, we also got surrounded by a large pod of dolphins on the way back to sure. It was an amazing sight.
This 2 hours boat trip by speed boat can be incorporated into all our Garden Route tours and is well worth it – the views of this rugged coastline alone are worth the money.