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One of winters highlights is around June Walker bay is filled with whale that have come to further the species. It is the joy of an old friend coming to visit . This is when I sit by the fire place at the restaurant drink coffee & watch the whales breaching & bobtailing in the bay. My dear friend whale biologist & PHD student Katja Vinding sharerd some of her exstensive knowledge so we can truely appreciate the Majestic Gaints the Southern Right Whale !
La Pentola Hermanus Restaurant to see the whales
La Pentola Hermanus Restaurants with view of Ocean
Every year from June to December the southern right whales spend time at the South African coast, where they either give birth and nurture their calves or engage in mating and social behaviour. Walker Bay, between Hermanus and De Kelders is a key location along the South African coastline for the southern right whales, during this period. The first animals to arrive at the beginning of the season (June) is mainly single whales, and cows with calves from the previous season (yearlings). Walker Bay is dominated by groups of whales socializing from July until September, but from August we have the cows with new born calves arriving in the bay. At the middle of November until the end of December you will mainly experience the cows with calves.