Whale and Dolphin Watching
Throughout the year, several species of dolphins can be seen surfing in the waves or zipping up and down the coast, sometimes in schools numbering in the hundreds. But the Southern Cape - sometimes called the "Whale Route" - is also famous for its other visitors - and Great Brak is no exception. From June - November there are usually several families of Southern Right Whales who come to the area each year to calve. Sometimes they can be seen "spy-hopping" at the mouth of the river itself! Though not as common, Humpbacks, Bryde's and even Killer Whales, are also known to visit the coast between Glentana and Mossel Bay. It's truly a majestic time of year and you'll frequently see motorists pulling over to the side of the road (particularly along Tergniet and Reebok) watching in awe. if you want to stare eyeball-to-eyeball bring your binoculars, but often these incredible creatures are often so close to shore that they are not really necessary, so no worries if you've left them at home.