Boat Based Whale Watching

Whale Watching, Camps Bay

Set off early this morning from Cape Town for the 2-hour transfer to Kleinbaai Harbour at Gansbaai, the launch pad for whale watching cruises in this area, which is remarkably rich in marine life.

After an introductory talk, depart for Dyer Island, 8 kms from shore. This island is protected for its many bird species, including African Penguins, Cape Gannets and Giant Petrels. Adjacent is Geyser Rock, home to 60 000 Cape Fur Seals - the channel between these two islands is known as Shark Alley as Great White Sharks cruise the waters in search of their favourite prey. In and around these waters are strong numbers of Bryde's Whales and Humpback Whales, as well as dolphins which make for very rewarding - and close up - sightings.

Return to shore and enjoy a warm drink while watching a DVD of your day before returning to Cape Town.

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