Backpackers Plettenberg Bay

Christmas in South Africa

November 21, 2011 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

This is a favourite time of year for most South Africans. For those living in the Northern Hemisphere, a South African Christmas might boggle the mind a bit. A white Christmas with snow covered roofs, toasty fires and eggnog is a far cry from a summer Christmas and New Year in South Africa.   Our ...

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Plettenberg Bay’s Secret Spot – Still Bay

October 17, 2011 by Victoria Rowe 1 Comment

I am in two minds whether to write about this or not. We have discovered such a special, untouched beach in our hometown of Plettenberg Bay, that we thought we might keep it all to ourselves. The coastline along the Garden Route is a mixture of sandy bays, and dramatic cliffs dipping down to rocky ...

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A juvenile Minke near Keurbooms Village

August 3, 2011 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

Message from the whale company: On our 12h00 boat trip, we encountered a juvenile Minke Whale just behind the back line near to Keurbooms Village. This Whale was very interested in our boat Damara and swam up to our boat circling us a few times. We than left the Minke and on our way home ...

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13 Whales, come see.

July 23, 2011 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

Another great day of whale watching in Plettenberg Bay with Ocean Blue Adventures!!! This male breached eight times off the Keurbooms coastline on our 12h00 boat trip. We had a total of 13 Southern Right whales and 3 calves in our bay today. Let’s hope we have good weather this weekend, so you can get ...

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2 Babies in the Bay

July 20, 2011 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

Message from the whale companies: On our 12h00 Whale watching boat trip we noticed a 2nd Southern Right Whale calf had been born. We now have two calves that had been born in our bay so far this year. This shows that our bay is in a pristine condition as we are only two weeks ...

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Whales, whales and more whales.

July 15, 2011 by Victoria Rowe 2 Comments

Message from the whale company: On our 09h30 boat trip we encountered 4 Humpback whales at the Point of Robberg. While watching these 4 whales, a Brydes whale swam past us. On entering the Bay we spotted 4 Southern Right whales off Robberg beach and then a further 5 Southern Right whales off the Keurbooms ...

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Latest News from Pro Dive

July 8, 2011 by Victoria Rowe 1 Comment

Latest News Are you a Dive Club Member? Membership Benefits Include: Unlimited Shore Diving FREE Airfills One FREE Boat Diver a month One FREE Scuba Rental a month 50% OFF all other Boat Dives 50% OFF all other Scuba Rentals ONLY  R330 pm Dive Club Member All Month: COURSE SPECIALS PADI PEAK PERFORMANCY BUOYANCY SPECIALITY  ...

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Whales spoted at Keurbooms

July 8, 2011 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

Message from the Whale Company: A female Southern Right whale spotted off Arch Rock at Keurbooms strand in Plettenberg Bay. This is 1 of 3 Southern Right whales currently in the bay. We also spotted a Humpback whale breaching in the middle of the bay +100 – 150 Bottlenose dolphins off Keurbooms Village. Related posts: ...

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Newsflash!!! Our first Southern Right whale calf of 2011

July 6, 2011 by Victoria Rowe 2 Comments

Message from the whale company: On our 12h00 trip on 06th July 2011 on approaching  two whales we noticed a mother with a newborn calf literary a couple of days old. We then moved off to a save distance, not to interfere with mother and newborn. According to Mario Boesak, skipper at Ocean blue Adventures, ...

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Bottlenose Dolphins this weekend

July 5, 2011 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

Message from the whale company: A large pod of Bottlenose dolphins came to our bay this weekend feeding on anchovies. They were spread out from Natures Valley, running all the way down to the Keurbooms River Mouth. Everyone thinks that all our dolphins followed the sardines up with the sardine run but many stayed behind ...

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