Witness the amazing presence of whales in their natural habitat, and visit the regional highlights of South Africa's environmental wonders. A drive along the Garden Route and Whale Coast is a great escape for luxury travellers who are itching to see more of South Africa, beyond the confines of cool Cape Town, and a trip to the calm, coastal getaway of Hermanus is a good place to start your adventures. Recognised as the premier destination for land-based whale watching, from the shores of Hermanus you’re almost guaranteed to spot whales breach the waters between June and December. Continue along the Garden Route and visit the nearby seaside town of Plettenberg Bay - a lively location with glorious beaches. Here, you can explore the marine life on a cruise, and take in the ambience of the local forests. During your drive along the Garden Route you'll pass lots of attractions where you can get up close and personal with South Africa's fantastic scenery. You’ll also pass the holiday town of Knysna, home to the beautiful expanse of the Knysna Lagoon. At this location, you can experience a canopy tour in the nearby Tsitsikamma Forest. Just don’t forget to stop by Noetzie on your route, a sun-splashed destination renowned as hosting some of South Africa's most attractive beaches.