Day 6: Betty's Bay and Whale Watching in Hermanus
If you are going to make this route from Cape Town to Betty's Bay, we advise you to leave from Cape Town on the N2 connecting with the R44, instead of making the whole journey on this road. In this way you can travel the first section of the whale route going along the coast, having the possibility of stopping at different viewpoints and, if you're lucky, start watching whales before reaching Hermanus, since this area of the coast, from June to November, receives these incredible animals.
In our case it seems that luck is not on our side and we do not get to see any whale, something that makes us go with butterflies in the stomach and some fear, hoping that whale watching in Hermanus is possible and we do not stay with The desire to enjoy this amazing animal.
We arrive at Betty's Bay when it is 9:15 in the morning, leaving the rental car directly in the parking lot enabled for it and we approach the ticket booths where we pay
Betty's Bay is a pleasant town located in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, especially known for locating the Stony Point penguin colony, one of the four colonies in South Africa, which was declared a nature reserve in July 2002.
Since that time, this colony has been growing a lot due to the care they receive and their greater reproduction.
In addition to the penguins, at Betty's Bay you can see three species of cormorants, Hartlaub gulls, which feed on the colony and numerous dassies, which can be seen among the rocks.
From our visit, something that we highlight is that it is done entirely through walkways, so you can not touch the penguins or other animals, that the whole environment is very well maintained and that the work we see of the Volunteers in the time we are, is incredibly attentive to animals, something we have to say, we especially like.South Africa in 25 days. Full Itinerary