• Whale Strandings

      Swartvlei Beach the final resting ground for two whale species

      Our southern oceans boast a prolific number of whales during the annual migration period. We are privileged to be able to observe them in brief glimpses as they navigate the length of our Southern African coastline. Sadly, from time to time, whales get stranded alive or wash up dead upon our shores. Such is the […]

    • Orcas: Wolves of the Sea

      Spotlight on a Species: Orcinus orca

      Last week, guests taking part in our Ocean Odyssey Marine Eco Tour enjoyed a very special close-encounter. They witnessed first hand the extraordinary hunting prowess of the Orca, the apex predator of our  oceans. Seasoned skipper Johannes Pikaan was out on the water when he spotted the unmistakable dorsal fin of the elusive Bryde’s whale […]

    • Common Dolphins

      Spotlight on a Species

      Seeing a large pod of long-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus capensis) moving swiftly through their wild ocean home is an experience that you are unlikely to forget. It is one of the most thrilling marine spectacles we are fortunate enough to observe off our Garden Route coastline and each time – we are left humbled and […]

    • Whale Muggings

      An unforgettable 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.

    • The ‘Footprint’ of a whale

      A whales Trail.

      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.