Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 22 February 2022:
Today we had another stunning day with all of the Marine Big 5 and more! Off Uilenkraalsmond we first spotted a jellyfish and then some humpback dolphins further down the coast. After a stop to admire the bronze whaler sharks we continued into deeper waters and have not just encountered one but two Bryde’s whales and some seabirds. Although Geyser Rock seemed fairly empty we saw plenty of Cape fur seals, some were having a swim whilst others were sitting on the rocks. Closer to Dyer Island we have been fortunate to see some of the endangered African Penguins and from there we slowly made our way back to Kleinbaai harbour.
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What species did we see today?
African Penguin Cape fur seal Bronze Whaler Shark Brydes Whale Cape Cormorant Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin
Humpback dolphins are an endangered species, with small populations living very close to shore, typically in water less than 25m deep and an average home range of 120km. Their proximity to land makes these animals particularly vulnerable to human influence.