Self-catering accommodation with panoramic sea views
ADVENTURE CAPITAL OF SOUTH AFRICA
Marine Big 5 – close encounters with sharks, dolphins, penguins, whales and seals
The Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) is the most common whale in the waters of southern Africa.
The name was given by the whale hunters because they were the ‘right’ whales to hunt commercially and easy targets.
They spend the southern hemisphere summer near Antarctica where they feed on plankton and then migrate north to southern Africa and other continents to give birth and to mate. Feeding is rarely observed in the breeding grounds. Walker Bay is one of the best places for land based viewing where whales often come within metres of the rocks.
Go to Coffee on the Rocks on the cliffs of De Kelders (west of Gansbaai) for a stunning view over Walker Bay and to watch the whales frolicking in the blue waters of the bay.
Book at one of the whale watching cruises for a close encounter with these gentle giants. However, be aware that no vessel or aircraft may come closer than 300 meters to whales except on authority of a permit.
Interesting facts about southern right whales
- They migrate between 3 000 and 4 000 km to their mating and breeding grounds
- The size of an adult female is 15 m
- Weight 30 to 60 tonnes
- Weight at birth 900kg
- Length of pregnancy 1 year
- Length of nursing 6-12 months
- The worldwide population is estimated at 10 000 (in 2008)
From villas with breathtaking sea views to a country house or romantic breakaway …
SLEEP 12 Melkboom is a self-catering holiday home on the shoreline of Franskraal.
ROTS & SEE
SLEEP 12 Rots en See is a fully furnished house on the shoreline with a breathtaking sea view.
SLEEP 2 This luxurious sea-front self-catering bachelor apartment is the ideal romantic breakaway.
“Met hierdie wonderlike uitsig kon ons heerlik ontspan en die see waardeur.”
GRANT, LINDIE & KAYLA SAMUEL