whale watching



The Secret Seven of South Africa’s Winter Season

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Most people read the word winter and conjure up pictures of snow, ice skating, and frost, which is great if you like wintersports, but for most of us these images are not what we like to associate our summer holidays with. Yet winter in South Africa and holidays are not a contradiction in terms. There are some […]

Southern Right Whales – The Great Comeback

Southern-Right Whale

  Figures recently released from the University of Cape Town (UCT) have revealed that 2011 was yet another fantastic year for the Southern Right Whales that visit the country each winter. It appears that the population continues to increase at a rate of about 6.8% a year, very close to the biological maximum, with mature […]

Killer Whales (Orcas) in False Bay

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Last week, a pod of about 9 Killer whales (Orcas) were spotted just of the coast of Simon’s Town near Cape Town. Orcas are the largest dolphins and incredibly powerful predators. They hunt in pods (family groups), who often develop their own techniques that are passed on to the next generation. They have a varied […]