Diary

Elephant Seal at Duiker Island

We have a rare visitor on the island at the moment, a juvenile Southern Elephant seal. These seals are found in the South Atlantic, with the nearest colony being that on South Africa's Marion Island some 2177km away from Cape Town. There are a few reports every years of these lost and tired individuals and normally they return to the open… Read More

Top 6 outdoor activities in Cape Town

In many ways Cape Town is a city of contradictions – a strong urban heartbeat, cradled in the folds of spectacular natural beauty. It’s one of the few cities in the world where you can lose yourself in wild wonder on any number of hiking trails during in the day, only to be spoiled for choice with an astounding array of restaurants, bars… Read More

Who needs a safari ? Animals you can see in and around Cape Town

Who needs a safari? Animals you can see in and around Cape Town While spotting the Big 5 from the back of an open-top safari vehicle may be the ultimate dream for first-time visitors to South Africa, you need not head to the bush to experience spectacular wildlife moments. Even if your holiday is limited to a week or two in Cape Town and… Read More

How To Snorkel – Part 1

Snorkeling is one of the most relaxing and easy way to enjoy the wonders and beauty that the ocean has to offer. You can explore your local beaches, reefs, shallow shipwrecks, and it opens up a whole other world of travel activities during your holidays. We love to snorkel with the Cape Fur Seals and know that a lot of people have never snorkeled… Read More

Lost GoPro Hero2 found after a year underwater

During our Seal Snorkeling trips to Duiker Island, Hout Bay, we offer rental GoPro Hero 2 camera’s for our excited guests to snap away some happy memories of the fun and beautiful Cape Fur Seals darting around you and playing away. After some time in the chilly waters, even with the thick 5mm Dive Gloves that you are kitted out in, your fingers… Read More