• Seismic Testing gets the Green Light

      A prelude to offshore drilling.

      As if the effects of overfishing, coral bleaching, rising sea temperatures and plastic pollution were not devastating enough for our ailing marine environment, our oceans face yet another worrying threat – that of deafening noise! In the last century, human activity has increased so dramatically across the world’s oceans that we have fundamentally altered the […]

    • Celebrate Valentines Day in Style

      Love is in the Summer Air

      Long, balmy summer days in Knysna and love affairs make for a gloriously heady combination and the unparalleled beauty of our little piece of paradise provides the ideal backdrop for Valentines Day romance. With this in mind, we have thoughtfully designed five different Valentine’s Packages packages for all those star-crossed lovers out there that want […]

    • Extraordinary Pursuits in Greater Knysna

      Explore Knysna

      Adventure-seekers are incredibly spoilt for choice when it comes to the various options available whilst exploring the wonders of the Greater Knysna Area. We usually highlight our own offerings, but today we thought we would share with our readers a few of the unique local adventures which we love the most. Below are some extraordinary pursuits […]

    • The Fantastic Flukes of Sea Angels

      A Thousand Word Photo Essay

      Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), our much-loved migratory species, display, like other whales, unique patterns of pigmentation, trailing edges and scars on their flukes that are unique to each whale, much like fingerprints are to humans.

    • Whale Muggings

      an unforgetttable experience

      When one hears the word ‘mugging’, it doesn’t conjure up particularly good thoughts, unless you go whale watching, in which case you want nothing more than to get mugged…by a whale.

    • Ocean Odyssey’s Rock Star Women

      National Women's Month

      August is definitely a time for celebration. Not only are we at the height of an incredible whale-watching season, but also National Women’s Month is in full swing, and whilst there are without doubt many stellar men in our midst, I am going to use this occasion to honour all the rock-star women in the

    • A Whale’s Trail

      Slick Waters of their 'Footprints'

      Tracking whales in the wild is not that easy in the deep, dark waters of our Indian Ocean. But it is this unpredictability of wild encounters that makes whale watching so exciting; that constant scanning of the horizon in anticipation for the tell-tale signs of whale activity.

    • An extraordinary sighting

      Miracle of Nature

      It was late in the afternoon on Wednesday and Grant was sent to go and spot for one of our whale watching trips. Peering through his very powerful binoculars, he quickly noticed a pod of dolphins close to the shoreline of Brenton on Sea.

    • The Show Must Go On


      It was surreal going out to sea this week in the hopes of seeing one or two migratory whales pass by. To be on such an immense body of water while our Greater Knysna area still smouldered in the distance seemed to me like some kind of cruel joke. I sat there wishing that I could scoop up some of the water from this deep liquid landscape and douse our parched, burnt terrestrial realm that so desperately needs a good soaking.

    • Kids Learn about our Earth’s Blue Heart

      World Oceans Day 2017

      June 8th is observed annually as World Oceans Day – a day dedicated to the blue heart of our planet. The aim of this global event is to pique people’s understanding about the importance of a healthy marine environment.