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16

Oct 2021

Southern Right Whale – 2021 Aerial Survey for South Africa


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21

Aug 2021

Best Whale Watching Close Encounters – South Africa – Gansbaai – 2021


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02

Aug 2021

Gansbaai Whale Watching – South Africa – 1st-Aug – 2021


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04

Jul 2021

Hermanus or Gansbaai – Which is best for boat based whale watching?

Gansbaai Whale Watching Harbour

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25

Feb 2021

WhaleWatcing South Africa – 2021: A Guide to Boat-based WhaleWatching

Close up action of Southern Right Whale

The low, bellowing call of a lone Southern Right Whale echoes through the waters of Walker Bay. He is one of the first arrivals, one of many Southern Rights returning from a summer spent feeding in the Antarctics, and who are now headed to the warmer waters of South Africa to mate. The first to arrive are the bulls, bright and early so as not to miss out when the females follow. And follow they will.


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04

Jun 2019

Whale Watching Hermanus A Season as Southern Right Numbers Rise


Winter has come to Walker Bay, and with the cold, so too comes the start of whale season 2019. With Southern Right Whale sightings rising over the last three years, and individual numbers rising drastically over the last year, this season is almost certain to deliver once again. The increase in these iconic cetaceans brings many benefits for the Overberg’s tourism industry, but why exactly are these whale numbers on the rise?


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02

Jun 2019

Wolves of Walker Bay on the Hermanus & Gansbaai Coast


A long fin cuts the surface as a dark blur moves silently beneath the waves. Suddenly a mass of black and white leaps from the water in a dazzling display of acrobatics, before landing with a splash and disappearing. This apex predator has the strength to take down a great white shark, but also the tenderness and intelligence to perform complex social interactions. Found in almost every ocean in the world yet seldom seen, beloved in popular culture and yet as dangerous as it is beautiful: this is the orca.


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01

Jun 2019

Whale Watching Cape Town – A Time of New Beginnings


September has arrived, bringing changes all around the natural world. As the cold slowly descends upon the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern reaches of the globe are being warmed by Spring, and above all, Spring heralds new beginnings; new life. The animal kingdom is profoundly affected by this change of seasons, and the marine life of Walker Bay is no exception. For many animals, Spring means reproduction, and in this post we will take a look at what this means for some of the well-known species seen from The Ivanhoe.


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31

May 2019

Southern Right Whales – The Gentle Giants of Walker Bay


The waves part and a spray of water is propelled high into the air with a soft roar, heralding the arrival of one of South Africa’s most famous and beloved visitors: The Southern Right Whale. Southern Right Whales inhabit the cold, Southernmost seas of the Southern Hemisphere in a population numbering around 10 000 individuals. Up to 18m in length and weighing in at up to a colossal 90 tonnes, these whales can be distinguished by their dark grey to black skin and white growths on their heads


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May 2019

Whale Watching Hermanus Blog

Whale Watching Hermanus Blog Team

Hello and welcome to the new blog section! I’m Jessica and I will be taking you through a series of educational and fun articles which will be designed to give you a deeper understanding of Walker Bay’s beautiful coast and the many creatures sheltered here, many of which you may be fortunate enough to come face to face with on The Ivanhoe.


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