Southern Right Whales in South Africa
One of the best spots for land based whale watching
Information about Southern Right Whale
The Southern Right Whale breeds and mates from June to November near Walker Bay, Hermanus. These giants of the deep can be easily identified by their paddle-like flippers and broad backs without a dorsal fin. They have two blow holes, and can also be identified by their distinct V-shaped blow. Dependent on gender, habitat and food availability, Southern Right Whales can weigh anywhere between 30 and 80 tons and they can live for up to 50 years and often significantly longer.
Interesting facts about Southern Right Whale
Their maximum speed is 15 km an hour.
They can be up to 15 metres long.
Southern Right Whales are known to happily interact with dolphins and other species of whales.
Pictures of Southern Right Whale
Our trips to spot the Southern Right Whale