South Africa – Safari to see whales from a small plane in Walker Bay

One of the enclaves that I had the opportunity to visit during my recent trip to South Africa  at the Africa Adventure was Walker Bay , an impressive nature reserve with 22 kilometers of wild beaches located southeast of Cape Town .

Walker Bay is also an ideal place to see whales and white sharks .

Fly over the small nature reserve of Walker Bay in South Africa
Fly over the small nature reserve of Walker Bay in South Africa

In addition, it is the only area in the world where you can dive in a cage surrounded by white sharks , an activity that we had the opportunity to do … although that is another story.

Whales in Walker Bay

The truth is that our visit to Walker Bay was in mid-December, when a couple of weeks before the last whales had already migrated.

The whale season in South Africa goes from July to November, and it is in the tourist town of Hermanus where the port is located from where all the excursions go to see them.

Fly over the small nature reserve of Walker Bay in South Africa
Fly over the small nature reserve of Walker Bay in South Africa

Moreover, according to what they told us, Hermanus is the only place in the world where you can see whales without having to take a boat, because it is such an abundance that can be seen from the promenade itself.

But if you want to make a very special trip, in Walker Bay you can sign up for a safari to see whales from a plane .

Whales from the plane in Walker Bay in South Africa
Whales from the plane in Walker Bay in South Africa

This is what you can see in the photo he made from the plane to the last pair of whales that migrated from Walker Bay, just a couple of weeks before we arrived.

Walker Bay from the plane

Although there were no whales, we had the opportunity to fly over the natural landscapes of Walker Bay by plane .

Evan Austin and Paco Nadal in the plane flying over Walker Bay
Evan Austin and Paco Nadal in the plane flying over Walker Bay

In this way Evan received us the friend Paco Nada l and me in view of our faces once we were settled in the apparently very fragile plane.

Fly over the small nature reserve of Walker Bay in South Africa
Fly over the small nature reserve of Walker Bay in South Africa

After taking off on the dirt track, the flight was really a very pleasant experience.

First we fly over Grootbos and then go around the impressive beach of Walker Bay .

We also made several turns on a boat that was developing cage diving activity with sharks , and we flew on a small island that was full of African penguins, the same ones that we could see up close at Stone Point the day before .

Fly over the small nature reserve of Walker Bay in South Africa
Fly over the small nature reserve of Walker Bay in South Africa

After an excellent landing, we were really expectant about what the trip would have been like if we had been able to see the whales. Surely something impressive.

In the video inserted in this article you can see a summary of the tour with images of it. Do not miss it.

Fly over the small nature reserve of Walker Bay in South Africa
Fly over the small nature reserve of Walker Bay in South Africa