Tagged with: cape town

Otterly Amazing! Surprised by a Cape clawless otter

An otter holds a fish in its paws
With the lockdown regulations in South Africa being eased somewhat, many have taken to getting back into the ocean to surf, freedive and swim... Owner of Animal Ocean Steve Benjamin encountered this old Cape clawless otter on one such occasion after a day at sea - and then found him again the next day! Sharing a moment in an otters den for the… Read More

Seal Snorkeling Surviving COVID-19

Navigating the effects of COVID-19 on the Tourism Industry Looking forward! Animal Ocean needs YOUR support! With the emergence of COVID-19 the 2020 winter (quiet!) season in Cape Town arrived unexpectedly, forcing tourism businesses to close 3 months earlier than usual. The Tourism Industry worldwide is experiencing massive losses, and… Read More

The History of Animal Ocean

Seals swim together about a reef bed
Seal Snorkeling since 2009! Animal Ocean was founded in Cape Town in 2009 by Steve Benjamin, after spending time in the warmer waters of Kwazulu-Natal working with a marine expeditions company. Having previously studied Zoology and Ichthyology (fish science) Steve’s natural interest and curiosity about the natural world paired with this… Read More

SEAL RESCUE – Animal Ocean Saves Baby Seals!

Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling Saves Seal Pups
A real Animal Ocean Archive story – Cape fur seal pup rescue December 2014 It has become legend amongst the staff of Animal Ocean that the period between Christmas and New Year’s is a week (or at least a few days) that will most likely mean a break from the rush of the summer Seal Snorkeling season. Why is this so, when it is a period that… 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

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

5 tips for being a tourist in Cape Town

5 tips for being a tourist in Cape Town Each city has its unique character that sets it apart from the rest. Cape Town is no exception. If you’re planning on visiting South Africa’s ‘Mother City’ soon, here are few useful insider travel tips to help you navigate it with ease: Find accommodation as close to the CBD as… Read More