When traveling in South Africa, you'll be amazed by the marine animals you can view along the country's coastline. On Boulders Beach, located in Simon's Town in the Cape region, you can see Cape penguins either on foot or by kayak. Or visit Hout Bay, which is also in the same area, and take a boat to Duiker Island to see birds and fur seals. You can even go for a swim with them.
Between June and November, you can go on a whale-watching cruise to see humpback whales in Walker Bay in Hermanus, located south of Cape Town. Each year, between June and July, you can catch the astonishing "Sardine Run" from Cape Agulhas to the province of Kwazulu-Natal. Whether you're aboard a boat or scuba diving alongside them, the sight of millions of migrating sardines, plus plenty of other fish and marine mammals, is an incredible sight.
For more memorable underwater experiences, there are renowned scuba diving spots around Durban and in the province of Kwazulu-Natal, which borders Mozambique. There, you can observe various species of sharks, like hammerheads and tiger sharks. For these excursions, you need to have a diving certification and be in the company of an experienced professional. Ask your local agent for more details.See more