Best Whale Watching Holidays

Posted under Marine Life Blog by Grootbos on 14th September 2012
Spring holiday at Grootbos not only welcomes the rolling hills of blooming Fynbos, there is another show that attracts a ‘larger’ audience. From as early as June the annual migration of the Southern Right Whales seeks refuge in the natural sanctuary of Walker Bay. Hermanus and Gansbaai are world famous for the best land based whale watching of which the De Kelders cliffs is arguably the best of the lot.

Where to go Shark Cage Diving INFOGRAPHIC

Posted under Marine Life Blog by Grootbos on 8th August 2012
Today we have a special blog post and a first for Grootbos. Supporting one of our Conservation partners Marine Dynamics, we bring you an entertaining Infographic and incredible competition.

Whales are back!

Posted under Marine Life Blog by Grootbos on 20th June 2012
Hi folks - buckle up - it's all systems GO for yet another whale of a show on the Gansbaai star-studded aquatic stage! Jump aboard or take a hike - just don't miss out on the premiere of the Biggest Live Show on earth!

First Southern Right Whale of 2012!

Posted under Marine Life Blog by Grootbos on 17th April 2012
The first female Southern Right Whale we spotted last year with her calf in the cozy bay of De Kelders. This year she beat her own record by seven days when she showed up on the 12th of April happily swimming and blowing close to the shore as if to say hello again.

Face to face with a Great White

Posted under Marine Life Blog by Grootbos on 26th January 2012
Being face to face with a 3 M Great White Shark looking you straight in the eye may sound like a scene from a horror movie, but BOY, you are bound to get addicted to that "horror" once you've tried it! There's no doubt that a shark cage diving experience in Gansbaai will forever change your mind and perception of these mysterious and most misunderstood Apex predators of the ocean. Trust me, the movie JAWS is rather dull and bleak in comparison with the Real McCoy!

Hasta la Vista... and thanks for yet another Whale of a Show!

Posted under Marine Life Blog by Grootbos on 10th January 2012
The end of the Christmas festivities and the New Year celebrations in and around Gansbaai annually coincide with the departure of our (literally) greatest fans and performers - the pods of Southern Right Whales that annually flock all the way from Antarctica to our beautiful coastline for their own celebrations. Between July and December, the entire Walker Bay and surrounding areas become a hub of amorous activity when these gentle giants partake in a jubilant love game of flirting, dating, mating and rearing their young along the protected bays of our shoreline.
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