You starting point can be Gordon’s Bay but you can also drive the route in reverse order via Grabouw. Below we have made a detailed description of the route with all points of interest on the Whale Route.

With colonisation, the Cape of Good Hope established a lasting tradition of hospitality leading weary explorers and sailors to rename it 'The Tavern of the Seas'. The sight of majestic Table Mountain and the people who live beneath it are as welcoming today as they were all those years ago, the looming crags a striking landmark providing a magnificent backdrop to the vibrant, friendly Mother City.

During the spring the strandveld is embroidered with a tapestry of multi-hued flowers, while in the Postberg section many antelope are to be seen in a setting that is as unique as it is idyllic..

Backdropped by magnificent mountains and blessed with diverse flora and fauna, kilometres of white, sandy beaches and its own wine route, Helderberg is a tourists' paradise. North, across False Bay's wide, tranquil expanse, Table Mountain's distinctive silhouette looks out over the Cape Flats. Rich in history, Helderberg is the last resting place of Sheikh Yusuf, buried at the Macassar Kramat (Moslem Shrine) in 1699.

You love penguins, so come to Simons Town.  Boulders beach with its colony of thousands of African penguins. This pretty coastal town Simons Town is South Africa’s main naval base and consists of lovely Victorian buildings, quaint streets and walkways and a fascinating history.

Cape Point situated at the tip of the Cape Peninsula is a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park declared as Natural World Heritage Site. With a rich and varied flora and fauna, buck, baboons and Cape Mountain Zebra as well as over 250 species of birds, Cape Point is a paradise.