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Best Places to Stay on the Whale Route in South Africa
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Best Places to Stay on the Whale Route in South Africa

You’re going to welcome our list of places to stay on the Whale Route as the whales are due any moment now. They arrive in the bay during July/August, and remain until October/November with Hermanus’ Whale Festival an annual highlight during August. And we...
South Africa’s Marine Big 5 – Do You Know What They Are?
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South Africa’s Marine Big 5 – Do You Know What They Are?

One of South Africa’s major appeals is its immediate access to big five safaris. For this reason, thousands of visitors head through our international airports. But South Africa marine big 5 is fast falling under the spotlight too, as more and more visitors...
Whale Watching South Africa Just Got Better – Now is the best time to see them
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Whale Watching South Africa Just Got Better – Now is the best time to see them

Now is the best time to see them There isn't a better time for whale watching in South Africa than right now. Because the southern right whale is busy congregating just off the country's coastline; close enough to the coast to see with the naked eye. ...
Expert Tips For Spotting Whales On The Cape Whale Route
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Expert Tips For Spotting Whales On The Cape Whale Route

The winter whale watching season is upon us! From early July until October every year the Southern Right Whale makes the Cape shoreline of South Africa its nursery. Whales come to warmer waters (from the icy waters further north) to mate, give birth and nurse...
Visit these 10 Lighthouses in South Africa
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Visit these 10 Lighthouses in South Africa

Lighthouses pepper the country's coastline all the way from Port Nolloth in the west to Cape Vidal in the east. Why? Well, sailing the 3 000 km stretch that is the country's shoreline is obviously nothing short of hazardous. Many of these lighthouses went u...
Shark Cage Diving In Gansbaai
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Shark Cage Diving In Gansbaai

If you are an adrenaline junkie like myself, you really need to visit Gansbaai and go shark cage diving. I am a Great White lover and any opportunity to get nearer to these majestic creatures is one I will gladly take.  I contacted a company called Shark Divin...
5 Nature Reserves In Gansbaai
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5 Nature Reserves In Gansbaai

Gansbaai is a small fishing village in the Western Cape, famous for its huge population of Great White Sharks. For this reason, it has become South Africa’s premier Great White Shark cage diving destination. It is also frequented by Southern Right and Humpb...
Shark Cage Diving in South Africa
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Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

The Indian and Atlantic Oceans of South Africa are home to plenty of intriguing marine species. For decades, humans have had a fascination with what lives beneath the salty surface of the sea. Now, thanks to technology and a better understanding of the faun...
I Love Gansbaai Because …
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I Love Gansbaai Because …

Hi, I’m Roelof from Aire del Mar Guest House in Gansbaai in the Cape Overberg. Gansbaai IS BEST KNOWN FOR shark-diving, whale-watching and fishing. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN IN the cage, while viewing the great white shark. THE BEST under water PICTU...
Platbos – where the trees whisper messages of solace
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Platbos – where the trees whisper messages of solace

Platbos is an incredible, ancient indigenous forest that just about no-one knows about. It lies off the coast of Gansbaai, on the same dirt road that takes one past Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, and a wonderful retreat called Bodhi Khaya (I know because I'v...
Shark Tales
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Shark Tales

The following aquatic conversation is based (albeit very loosely) on true fictional tails. The names of the Great White Sharks have been concealed in order to protect their predatory identity. Overheard on location in Gansbaai: Shark 1: "Where are they? ...