• World Ocean’s Day 2019

      #togetherwecan Protect and Restore our Oceans

      We spend a lot of our time showcasing the extraordinary wonders of Knysna’s marine environment and sharing the incredible wild encounters that we so fortunate to experience on daily basis. But for today, in honour of World Oceans Day 2019, we are shifting focus. Why? Because we know that there has never been a more […]

    • Spotlight on a Species: Cape Gannets

      Master Divers and Specialised Hunters

      Some days when we head out onto the Indian Ocean, it is the frenzied commotion above the water that keeps us entertained. When large shoals of baitfish move past our coastline, the skies overhead are peppered with a wide array of seabirds looking for a tasty morsel. One species in particular, the magnificent Cape gannet, […]

    • Strandloper Project

      Local conservationists tackle ghost fishing and plastic pollution

      I remember my first close encounter with a humpback whale like it was yesterday. It was the 12th of June 2014 and I was onboard the Ocean Odyssey vessel as their official photographer. We had been scouring the ocean parallel to our Knysna coastline for about an hour, actively searching for signs of our visiting migratory […]

    • Offshore Drilling a Threat to our Environment

      Offshore Drilling Fraught with Risk

      After many months of seismic testing along our Southern African coastline, Total (the French owned oil giant) announced in early February the discovery of a vast reserve of natural gas located under the sea bed of the Outeniqua Basin, about 175 km off our Southern Cape coast. This means that at some point in the […]

    • World Oceans Day

      Kids Learn about our Earth's Blue Heart

      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.