Watch Whales and Dolphins play

Family Entertainment / Sight Seeing / Whale Watching in or near St Francis Bay, Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in St Francis BayWatch Whales and Dolphins play

Family Entertainment Sight Seeing Whale Watching Sunshine Coast

Where? Indian Ocean waters of St. Francis Bay, Eastern Cape.

When? Daylight hours, May to September.

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in St Francis Bay, in Eastern Cape

Mark your footprints on the sunlit sand of St Francis Bay while watching whales make waves in the inviting warmth of the Indian Ocean. Dip your toes in the ripples and hold your gaze steady for the unmistakable breech of a Southern Right Whale on the South African shore line.

Humpback Whales blow powerful sprays into the salty air as you in turn draw in a deep breath and let out a sigh of gratitude for their sighting. Catch the silhouette of these magnificent giants that gently consume the translucent ocean with their strong silhouette. Witness the subject of legends frolic like fairytale warriors on a seaside getaway. Relax as your life takes perspective against the sheer size of these mammals that wave with tail and tide.

The month of May brings mating season to this secluded bay which shelters the breeding whales in a natural marine animal sanctuary until September. For spectacular impact the sea sometimes commands a committee of dolphins, penguins, otters and seals to welcome this favoured seasonal visitor to coastal waters.

Watch with your family in wonder from alongside your sandcastle or from any natural vantage point on the romantic coastline. Let the kids swim in the shallow beach waters and listen for mating calls and whale sounds. Pack a picnic and keep the binoculars at hand so that no opportunity slips by to make a memory.

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Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in St Francis Bay

Sandals Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast

Sandals Guesthouse

Sandals is ideally situated in the picturesque town of St Francis Bay. Situated 50 metres from the main beach, nestling ... more

Milkwood Country Cottage

Guest House

Milkwood Country Cottage

Milkwood Country Cottage has unique charm and is situated in a village like no other St Francis Bay, gateway to the famed ... more

The Golf House

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The Golf House

Perfect for golfers, this self catering holiday home which is situated on the St Francis Bay Golf Links Estate offers ... more


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