Stony Point Nature Reserve Betty’s Bay South Africa

Stony Point Nature Reserve, formerly an infamous whaling station, is home to African penguins, Egyptian geese, seabirds, dassies, and shipwrecks. A rocky outcrop along the Atlantic Whale Coast, Stony Point is situated below the Kogelberg Mountains. It’s no secret that I think South Africa’s nature reserves are special, but Stony Point has a unique aura…

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Whale Watching Walker Bay South Africa

Humpbacks, Bryde’s, Southern Rights Humpback, Bryde’s, and Southern Right whales – we saw them all during a whale watching trip yesterday! It’s early season on the Whale Coast, so I was hopeful but not overly optimistic. Heavy sea swells caused cancellation of previous Southern Right charters, but this time we hit the jackpot and delighted…

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Whale Festival – Celebrating Marine Life

Annual Whale Festival Last weekend was the 26th Hermanus Whale Festival highlighting efforts to protect whales from extinction. The festival’s “ocean-themed activities emphasized education and environmentally responsible adventures”. The people of Hermanus “look after their destination, from an environmental and conservation perspective”. The festival focused on creating awareness and celebrating the annual return of the beloved…

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Onrus Beach South Africa’s Whale Coast

There’s nothing better than a gorgeous South African beach with its surrounding mountains! I spent some time at Onrus Beach yesterday and fell in love with the sky, surf, dogs, shorebirds, surfers, and children playing in the sand – totally mesmerizing! This time of year, binoculars are helpful for whale watching. The area is known…

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