Home Lifestyle & Travel Travel Whoop de whoop - the whales are here

Whoop de whoop – the whales are here

Whale, after whale, after whale. A trip to De Hoop is one of the most exciting experiences ever for whale watchers.

Visitors to De Hoop are in for a massive treat …  the first aerial count survey of the 2019 whale season is in – and of the total whales seen, more than 90 per cent of them  were in the De Hoop Nature Reserve!

 

- Advertisement -

288 southern right whales were counted … 131 females with calves and 26 adults without calves, and nearly all females with calves were located in the De Hoop Nature Reserve.

Last year a record-breaking 1 116 whales (558 cow/calf pairs) were spotted in the De Hoop Nature Reserve area -from Skipskop Point to Lekkerwater – confirming that it’s the most important nursery area for southern right whales on the South African coast. The current count is below the number expected for this time of year, and less than last year … probably due to the fact that the reproduction of the whales is not back at normal levels, perhaps due to non-optimal conditions in their feeding grounds.

However, the viewing is still spectacular … a real treat and experience. www.dehoopcollection.com

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

A month of adrenalin-filled reads…

Oh … we do love a Stephen Leather thriller. And if we put aside the fact that it centres around billionaire and big game...

Beauty from within…

There’s no getting away from it … Collagen’s the latest buzzword. Not without good reason. Beauty from within is what we should all be...

An elegant Bordeaux-style white…

If you’re looking for a fine wine this month, you won’t do much better than the newly released Constantia Glen TWO 2019, an elegant,...

There’s a buzz about natural healing

A beekeeping workshop, many moons ago, started Lulu Edy-Roderick on a journey to creating a wildly-crafted artisan brand that embraces the use of fresh...

A journey through the four seasons with six Japanese botanicals

In Japanese, Roku translates as the number six. Inside every bottle of Roku Gin, you will find six very special botanicals that are sourced...
Want more exclusive content?

Sign up for our monthly newsletter