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Elephant Seal still on Duiker Island with the Cape Fur seals in Cape Town

Elephant seal animal ocean seal snorkeling cape town
Elephant Seal still on Duiker Island with the Cape Fur seals in Cape Town The Hout Bay, Duiker Island, Southern Elephant seal is still hanging around and seems to be taking a liking to playing roughly with Cape Fur seal. The Animal Ocean staff thought that perhaps our visitor would of left after last weeks huge swells, but afraid not. The massive… Read More

Hout Bay harbour get a scrub for International Beach Clean-up Day

Raoul Coscia Hout Bay Harbor Animal Ocean beach clean-up
Beach Clean-up 2018 Animal Ocean teamed up with an army passionate ocean groups from around Cape Town for a beach clean-up on International Beach Clean-up day, to help get as much trash off our beaches and out of the ocean as possible. We set up a gazebo and rallied our friends, family and guests to come down and join the community to do a little… Read More

Elephant Seal returns to Duiker Island, Cape Town

Elephant Seal at Duiker Island , Hout Bay, Cape Town, seal snorkeling
Elephant Seal returns to Cape Town Our Southern Elephant Seal has returned. In October last year Duiker Island, Cape Town, was visited by a very lost large Southern Elephant Seal, and this year the same young male has returned. He has an injured left eye which can be seen in images taken on his last visit and in those taken recently; however this… Read More

Animal Ocean YouTube channel

Seal Snorkeling Animal Ocean Youtube
Animal Ocean YouTube We've put a lot of effort this year into creating the Animal Ocean YouTube account and posted some interesting videos about things we are passionate - from Seal snorkeling, Octopii, Birds of Prey, Sharks and Cape Town exploration. The camera team were Steve Benjamin and Dani Davenport. Dani edited them all with masterful… Read More

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

Cape Town Activities – Things to do in Cape Town

These are our favourite Cape Town activities, if I was a visitor here, I'd want to know about these activities. I'm the kind of person that wants to see wildlife, be outdoors in nature and get away from the crowds if possible. So this is a list of activities in Cape town the I think meets those criteria and you should no miss. I've lived here my… Read More

Cape Town Wildlife – What to see ?

CAPE TOWN WILDLIFE Who needs a safari? Animals you can see in and around Cape Town Cape Town has a lot of wildlife is you know where to look. 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… Read More

Stranded marine animal – What to Do ?

Stranded Marine Animal on the beach - What you can do ?! With a wealth of marine life inhabiting Cape Town’s bays and the Atlantic Ocean beyond, it’s not uncommon to come across a seemingly stranded marine animal along the shoreline. While your first instinct may be to rush to its rescue, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure… Read More