Land-based Whale Walking Tours

Freedom Is Where Whales Reign

Forge a deep connection with nature on our exclusive walking whale-watching tours.

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About Us

Escape the chaos of everyday life

Discover a world of tranquillity, where the whispers of whales and the rhythm of the ocean invite you to leave behind the chaos of everyday life and find solace in the beauty of Hermanus.

Whale Watching Reimagined

Expert Guidance

Join us for an unforgettable journey guided by Dave De Beer, a renowned whale expert, author, and photographer. Benefit from his decades of experience and in-depth knowledge of Southern Right Whales.

Unique Land-Based Tours

Experience the thrill of whale watching from picturesque vantage points along Hermanus' cliff path. Our land-based tours offer intimate, up-close encounters with these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Educational & Enlightening

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of whales. Dave will captivate you with insights into their behavior, conservation efforts, and their significance in the marine ecosystem. Our tours are both enriching and fun.

Flexible and Family-Friendly

Whether you're a solo traveler, a family, or a group of friends, our tours are designed to accommodate everyone. Explore at your own pace, ask questions, and make cherished memories while connecting with nature.

Whales And Walks

Unveil Endless Wonder

Let's WALK

The Best Days Are Spent In Awe

Witness the grandeur of Southern Right Whales as they gracefully breach the surface of the ocean. Feel the power and majesty of these magnificent creatures up close, leaving you in awe of the wonders of nature.

Explore the World of Southern Right Whales

Whale Insights Unveiled

Embark on a mesmerising journey with Dave de Beer, the seasoned photographer and author, as he unveils the enchanting world of Southern Right Whales in the heart of Hermanus, South Africa.


Our Walking Tours Can Happen
No Matter The Weather

Walking Tour


Land-based Whale Walking Tours

Our exclusive land-based approach ensures a non-intrusive experience.


Walking Tour


Extended Land-based Whale Walking Tour

Follow the footsteps of Southern Right Whales, this journey includes a visit to De Kelders.


Land + Boat Tour


Exclusive Whale Watching Tour

A full-day adventure with a unique blend of land-based whale watching and boating.


Why Choose A Walking Tour?

Dave's Tours:
Where Whales and Wisdom Converge for an Unforgettable Journey

Dave’s Walking Tours is where the world of whales and the wisdom of a seasoned guide converge, creating an unforgettable journey into the heart of the ocean.

Experience the magic of these majestic creatures through the lens of expertise and embark on a voyage unlike any other.

Authentic Encounters

Walk alongside the breathtaking coastline, creating an authentic connection with nature and whales.

All-Weather Adventure

Experience the whales' world rain or shine, as land-based tours continue in a wonderful variety of dynamic weather conditions.

Small Group Size:

Enjoy a personalised experience with smaller groups, ensuring meaningful interactions.

Natural Pace:

Walk at a leisurely pace, allowing you to appreciate the beauty of Hermanus and its surroundings.

Recent Memories

Unveiling the Extraordinary

Whale Master

Meet Dave De Beer

Unparalleled Expertise

Dave De Beer is not just a tour guide; he’s a renowned expert in the world of whales. With over a million whale photos captured and decades of experience, his knowledge of these majestic creatures is unrivalled.

Authoritative Author

His publications, including “Hermanus Whales: The Journey Continues,” offer an in-depth look at these marine giants. When you tour with Dave, you’re guided by someone who literally wrote the book on the subject.


Dave’s tours are not just about seeing whales; they’re about understanding them. His passion for wildlife preservation and respectful interaction with animals and flora means you’ll come away from the tour with a deep understanding of how it all connects to work as one ecosystem.

Tailored Adventures

Dave’s tours are flexible and tailored to your preferences. Whether you’re a seasoned birder, a wildlife enthusiast, or just someone seeking a unique adventure, Dave can customise your experience to ensure you get the most out of your time in Hermanus.

Your Travel Bucket List Complete

The Art of Nature's Elegance

Witnessing a South Right whale breach is like watching dreams take flight, a reminder of the beauty that dances beyond the waves. Imagine experiencing this wonder up close with us in Hermanus.


Dive into the World of Whales

Dave's Book

Hermanus Whales The Story Continues:

Discover an ocean of stories within the pages of Dave’s book. With every image, Southern Right Whales come to life, from majestic leaps to gentle interactions. It’s a visual tale you won’t want to miss!

250+ Pages

With over 250 pages of breathtaking photography and insightful narratives, this journey promises to captivate both heart and mind.

Breathtaking Photography

Immerse yourself in a visual symphony of over 250 pages filled with stunning photographs of Southern Right Whales. Each image captures the grace and beauty of these gentle giants in their natural habitat.

Connected Conservation

Discover the vital importance of whale conservation. Dave's book not only celebrates these creatures but also sheds light on the efforts to protect their fragile ecosystem.

A Lifetime Keepsake

Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a collector of wonders, or simply seeking a cherished gift, this book is a treasure that will leave a lasting impression.

Let's Walk

Book Your Tour Today

Whether you have questions, want to book a tour, or simply wish to connect, we’re here to assist you. Your journey with Hermanus Whales & Walks begins with a simple message or call.

Dave de Beer

082 897 7175

Nikki Stanley

082 575 7637

Western Cape
South Africa