Activity book and Spot guide Cape Town

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During the whale season which runs from mid-August till mid-October you can spot countless whales just from your car. Even when the whales have left, it is still one of the most beautiful routes with endless roads along the coast. The route begins in Cape Town and follows the particularly pretty R44, also known as Clarence Drive, through the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. This is a popular drive that easily rivals Chapman’s Peak in Cape Town as one of the most scenic in the country – views over False Bay are incredible on clear days.


You pass through the villages of Rooiels, Pringle Bay and on to Betty’s Bay, where Stony Point is a popular spot to visit to see the African Penguin colonies. Just around the corner is the wonderful Harold Porter Botanical Garden, which is well worth a visit as well. Driving on, the route reaches Kleinmond where joining the R43 will bring you to Hermanus, which boasts not only some of the world’s best land-based whale watching, but has its very own whale crier during the season.