Price from: $139
Hotel/Hostel Pick-up & Drop-off
Day tour from Cape Town taking you south to Hermanus, and one of the most wildlife-rich coastlines in the world. Board a boat and head in search of the Marine Big 5 – whales, dolphins, penguins, fur seals and great white sharks await!
Depart Cape Town – we pick up directly from hostels and hotels for safety and comfort. If you are staying in an Airbnb, then just email us to see if we can pick you up from there. Your booking confirmation (ticket – no need to print it off) will show you your exact pick-up time (this will depend on where you are staying.)
Arrive in Hermanus – Free time for breakfast and a leisurely stroll around the coastal town.
11:00am - 4:30pm
Marine Big 5 Sea Safari – Considered one of THE BEST places in the world to witness the “Marine Big 5“, board the 2.5 hour sea safari for the opportunity to see whales, dolphins, penguins, seals and great white sharks all in their natural habitat!
(Boats depart from the nearby Gansbaai, located 30 minutes from Hermanus. Transfers included.)
11:00am – Pick up and transfer to the nearby launch-site for your marine safari!
11:30am – Arrival to Gansbaai. Pre-trip introduction and safety briefing. Coffee/tea & muffins (included).
12:30pm – Launch time
12:30pm – 3:00pm – Marine Big 5 Sea Safari which includes:
3:00pm – 4:00pm – De-briefing and light lunch (included)
4:00pm – Transfer back to Hermanus
4:30pm – Arrive back in Hermanus
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Free time in Hermanus to explore the Tourist Market and have dinner at one of the local restaurants (dinner not included).
Depart from Hermanus - Sit back and relax on the journey back to Cape Town
Arrival in Cape Town – We will drop you off at your accommodation once we arrive, guaranteeing convenience and comfort after a fun day out in nature!
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You might have some questions about our service and of course South Africa itself. Our FAQs are aimed at helping you with any questions you may have.
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Families, single travelers, couples, and groups of friends of all ages are welcome to join us in traveling through South Africa. Our buses always carry a mix of people from different countries and age groups, making traveling with Bazbus a great experience.
As well as an unbeatable safety record, Bazbus is also famous for its punctuality and comfort. In Africa, where things often run later than scheduled, we are very proud to say we achieve a 98.5% on-time arrival for each trip.
If comparing Bazbus to other bus companies, check their safety record, past accidents, and their Tripadvisor page (if they even bother to have one) as often you will find there is a reason why some bus companies have “lower” prices than Bazbus.
All trips are weather and tide dependent and launch times may vary accordingly from those stated
Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed; however, the team will do everything possible to show you as many of the Marine Big 5 as possible.