Farm 215 Private Nature Reserve

whales & sharks

WHALES & SHARKS

The Walker Bay area is famous as shark-cage diving mekka and one of the best land-based spots in the world to see whales. From July till December it is practically guaranteed that you will see Southern Right Whales coming very close to shore along the rugged and rocky coastline of De Kelders and the Walker Bay Nature Reserve. You can also embark on a whale watching boat tour or –outside of the whale season- on an eco marine trip along Dyer Island (harbouring an African Penguin Colony) and Geyser Rock (home to 60’000 Cape Fur Seals). The whales use the time at the coast of South Africa for mating, giving birth to and raising of the baby whales. They actually hardly eat in such period and continuously frolic and lazy about to as close as 20-30 meters from the shores.

The waters off the coastline between Uilkraalsmond and Pearly Beach (the stretch of ocean you can see from farm 215) are the breeding grounds of the Great White Shark which cruises the area in great numbers.

Shark cage diving tours are organized from Kleinbaai by several companies such as Marine Dynamics and White Shark Projects.