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Hermanus Photography Tour-The bay of fishes

Hermanus.It has gone by many names. The bay of fishes, Visbaai or Hermies. No matter what you call it, Hermanus will leave you speechless with the beauty of its whales, pristine beaches, and mountains. From the stunning grandeur of Walker Bay and the soaring peaks of the Overberg mountains to the mystical southern right whales in the bay, this Hermanus Photography Tour will provide photographic opportunities on an epic scale. With such a diverse range of landscapes, marine life and natural phenomena, it makes any photographer hungry to explore this unique destination.

Why choose us for your Hermanus Photography Tour?

The Hermanus Photography tour is very hands-on with a real emphasis on “Old fashioned customer service, friendship and learning” and a relaxed “family” atmosphere.Our photography expert will offer you an experience that you will treasure forever. And of course, capturing those moments on camera will provide you with lasting memories. Not only do we take you to the top locations in Hermanus, but we also have a whole whack of ‘secret’ and ‘off the beaten track’ locations for that epic photo opportunity.  The tour is structured each day to make the most of the location, animal sightings  and light.

Small and personal tours

We keep our tours limited to small groups of 5–8 participants. While it costs a little more to achieve smaller tours, it enables us to dedicate plenty of time to pass on to you our extensive experience and knowledge. We always prefer quality over quantity.

Hermanus Photography Tours: A Unique experience

In every our photo tour we are trying to include something special. Whether it’s a breaching Southern Right Whale in the bay, photographing  birds in Fernkloof or photographing vast and remote beach vistas, our clients get a really a unique and unforgettable experience.

Individual approach

Whether you are a beginner, keen amateur or professional photographer we want you to get the best possible pictures on every our tour. Each of our participants will get the right infield guidance from understanding all camera settings, creating outstanding compositions, developing a personal style to finalizing ideas in image editing software.

Responsible Tourism

Photography is a wonderful way to interact with the world. It allows us to immerse ourselves with the beauty of landscapes, people and wildlife. We ensure that our tours have a positive impact on the town, the wildlife and the people. We are committed to the values of responsible tourism and always ensure that the beautiful imagery that we take away with us is captured in a sustainable and respectful way.

What type of tours do we offer

  • Land Based Whale tours
  • Boat Based Whale tours
  • Land and Boat combination tours
  • Bird tours
  • Wave photography
  • local landscape tours

Who leads the way on the Hermanus photography tour?

We have partnered up with David DeBeer.What can we say about him?Besides the fact that he has a burning passion for seeing and capturing beautiful photos of Wales, birds and the natural vistas of Hermanus. His speciality is photographing the Southern Right Wales that visit Hermanus from July to late November.

The Prince of Whales

David  has published various books on his whale photography including Hermanus Whales: A Photographic Journey with Southern Right Whales, making him the best whale photography experts in South Africa.

Humbled by Whales

David has dedicated his life to photographing the Southern Right whales. These magnificent creatures migrate from Antartica to Hermanus every year between July and November. He has taken over 50,000 photographs of this one species alone. Having lived in Hermanus for over 18 years, David has extensive knowledge of the birdlife as well. When he is not photographing the whales, its the birds.


Additional information

Number of Tickets1 ticket @ R4800, 2 Tickects @ R2750pp, 3 tickets @ R2200 pp

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
December 3, 2021

Outstanding tour with an abundance of photo opportunities. The whales where just out of this world. The guide took us to a few gems of locations. Obviously only known to him. Highly recommended

December 3, 2021

One of the best photography tours in the western cape. The highlight of the day was some fantastic whale photo opportunities. The guide had an incredible wealth of knowledge on the whales and photography. I was just a novice but came away with a greater understanding of how to take the best photos.

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