The Whale Trail

Algoa Bay also offers a huge diversity of marine life that can be viewed all year round.

Each year the “gentle giants of the ocean”, are familiar sights along the coastline (and can easily be sighted from the shore in season.) these “not be missed” sightings include the Southern Right whale, which mates and calves between July and October each year in the large, sheltered Algoa Bay.

 The Bay’s calm conditions make it an ideal nursery for calving and feeding of the young.

Humpback whales pass by during June and July and again in November and December.

 The sardine-eating Bryde’s whale is present throughout the year while Bottlenose dolphins, Cape Fur seals, gannets and cormorants are also common sights througout the year.

Port Elizabeth is often overlooked as a destination on “The Whale Trail” but it in fact offers visitors the most unique viewing opportunies because they calve in our sheltered Algoa Bay. All too often the fact that these magnificent mammals are our regular visitors do not even receive a mention in the various articles on whale watching which tend to concentrate on areas further down the Garden Route and closer to Cape Town.

One of the most import bits of information that I can share with you is the fact that Port Elizabeth is the only place in the world where you can experience the “Big 7″ side by side!

We are more than happy to assist in making the necessary arrangements for you to view these magnificent animals up close.  Book your accommodation now.

Start your day by enjoying a scrumptious breakfast at Homeleigh Halt before heading off on an adventure filled day.

There are many wonderful charters which will take you out to view them from the permitted viewing distance.