Category: Sharks & Marine Life

The Marine Big 5

Dolphins in False Bay - Photo by: Jan Fleischmann

Many people go to South Africa in search of the Big 5… the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo. But have you heard of The Marine Big 5? They are just as intriguing. Mighty whales, toothy sharks and playful seals, penguins and dolphins that live in the country’s coastal waters make up this captivating bunch.

The Best Time to Visit South Africa

Elephant baby with flowers

With our year round temperate climate, your decision about the best time to visit South Africa will not so much be based on the weather but more about the experiences and adventures you wish to have. For example, South Africa’s winter months (June, July, August) – which have the least rainfall, except for the Western Cape with its Mediterranean climate – is a peak time for game viewing, as a shortage of water means animals gather at watering holes.
 

Adrenaline Rush on the Garden Route

Tsitsikamma Suspension Bridge

There may be no place on earth more conducive to heart-pounding thrills than South Africa’s Garden Route. Sandwiched between the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the Indian Ocean, the 300km stretch is not only a stunning masterpiece of nature, but also a dare devil’s dream. Shark cage diving, bungee jumping, crocodile cage diving, skydiving, paragliding, abseiling, sandboarding, black water tubing… you name it, you’ll find it.

The Best Time to Visit South Africa

Elephant baby with flowers

With our year round temperate climate, your decision about the best time to visit South Africa will not so much be based on the weather but more about the experiences and adventures you wish to have. For example, South Africa’s winter months (June, July, August) – which have the least rainfall, except for the Western Cape with its Mediterranean climate – is a peak time for game viewing, as a shortage of water means animals gather at watering holes.
 

The Marine Big 5

Dolphins in False Bay - Photo by: Jan Fleischmann

Many people go to South Africa in search of the Big 5… the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo. But have you heard of The Marine Big 5? They are just as intriguing. Mighty whales, toothy sharks and playful seals, penguins and dolphins that live in the country’s coastal waters make up this captivating bunch.

CNN Recommends South Africa

CNN Recommends South Africa - The Place To Holiday

CNN is recommending South Africa as THE place to holiday. Titled 23 beautiful reasons to visit South Africa CNN’s post features a slideshow of spectacular images that celebrate what they consider to be the best places to see in the Rainbow Nation.

South Africa is Always in Season

South Africa is Always in Season

The best time to go to South Africa? Anytime between January and December! South Africa has a delightfully temperate climate year-round, so your decision about when to go should rather be based on the types of experiences you would like to have.

Whale Watching in Hermanus

Whale Watching in Hermanus

Did you hear a very large splash? You bet you did! Your Cape Town Experience includes the thrilling spectacle of whale watching in Hermanus, the Whale Watching Capital of the World. Whale watching in Hermanus is a close encounter of the Hermanus kind, where people and our marine visitors get to know each other up close and personal.

The African Clawless is Otterly Adorable

Site Seeing - African Clawless

One by one, furry little heads appear above the water’s surface. The critters pop up and down like kids in a bounce house. And they’re having just as much fun.

Wander along a Cape Town beach and you’ll probably see their large, long, unmistakable footprints in the sand. African Clawless Otters are the most widely distributed otter species in Africa. Also known as Cape Otters, these clever creatures are as amusing as they are cute. They are playful and energetic, often swimming, playing with their food and play-fighting just for kicks. You might also catch them basking in the warmth of the sun.

Rekindle Romance With An Anniversary Vacation

Discover why Travel + Leisure magazine named Cape Town the #1 city to visit in Africa and the Middle East at the 2016 “World’s Best” Awards!

African Penguins at Boulders Beach near Cape Town, South Africa.

African penguins at sunset near Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Beautiful beaches, breathtaking mountains, world-class cuisine, captivating wildlife, adventures for beginners & experienced thrill-seekers…and we haven’t even mentioned the South African wines or the city’s cultural riches!