There is an art to whale watching or at least getting the most out of an outing to the Southernmost Tip of Africa. Whale watching is all about patience, relaxing, connecting and spending time with these magnificent mammals. Head off to Struisbaai, a little fishing village next to Cape Agulhas, and pack a picnic, or buy some fish and chips from one of the local fish shops. Struisbaai has a lovely beach-front boardwalk, scattered with benches, where you can settle and stare out to sea, some of the best whale watching can be done from here.
The whales enjoy the calm shallow waters of the bay and can be spotted very close to shore. If you spot one whale, logging usually, then you can be certain there are many more in the waters close by. Plan to linger longer with the whales and you are more likely to have your patience rewarded by the spectacular sight of a whale rising out of the water in full breach. Parking and access to the boardwalk is available either from the harbour or close to the campsite.