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If you're in Cape Town between July and November, hop in your car and drive an hour and a half east to the whale-watching capital of the world. During those months, the southern right whale migrates just off the coast of this fishing village to calve, meaning you can get an up-close look at the mammoth animal from the comfort of one of Hermanus's many waterfront cafés.

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If you're in Cape Town between July and November, hop in your car and drive an hour and a half east to the whale-watching capital of the world. During those months, the southern right whale migrates just off the coast of this fishing village to calve, meaning you can get an up-close look at the mammoth animal from the comfort of one of Hermanus's many waterfront cafés.