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Whale & Dolphin Sightseeing

Southern Right breaching in the bayPlettenberg Bay’s sheltered bay is the perfect haven for the mating and calving of the Southern Right Whale.

From July to early November, whale watching can be experienced up close and personal from the environmentally controlled boat trips by Ocean Safaris, where you can get to within 50 meters of these giants for great viewing and photos. Alternatively, there are a number of good land based viewing spots including:.

Whales Tail Whale Viewing SiteThe Whale’s Tail which also offers year round sightings of the resident Bryde’s whales, bottle nose dolphins and humpback dolphins. Watch from your car or sit on a bench, so take some refreshments. Turn into Church Street from Main Street, towards the Plettenberg Hotel. Turn left off Church Street to the view site.

Keurbooms Beach Whale Viewing SpotThe parking spots above the Keurbooms Beach offer excellent views over the bay for whale viewing and for seeing the frolicking dolphins all year round. Take the N2 from Plett towards Port Elizabeth.Take the well marked sign to the right to Keurboomstrand. Parking spots are on your right.

Robberg Beach Whale Watching SpotMany spots at the far end of Beachy Head Drive overlooking Robberg Beach. From town, go down the steep hill leading off the dolphin circle in Main Street and over the Piesang River bridge. Turn left at the circle into Pharos Rd. Turn left at the T-junction into Beacon Isle Drive. Turn right at Casquets Hill Ave. Watch from the car, sit on a bench or walk along the blue flag beach.

Robberg Peninsula Whale ViewingRobberg Peninsula Nature Reserve – The high vantage points are ideal for spotting whales and dolphins. A large Cape fur seal colony numbering about 3000 occupies the sheer, sheltered northern shore. Follow Robberg Road until the Robberg Nature Reserve Sign, turn left and continue to the reserve gates.

Bottlenose dolphins can be seen almost every day in large groups and it is really good for the soul to sit and watch them playing in the waves. They love surfing and one sees them hurtling towards the beach, so close, that it seems they must beach themselves.

Detailed information on whale watching and marine animals in Plettenberg Bay

Gallery of Whale Watching Photos

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