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The African Penguin

May 28, 2011 by No Comment

Message from the whale company: African Penguins grow to 68-70 cm tall and weigh between 2 and 5kg. They have a black stripe and black spots on the chest, the pattern of spots being unique for every penguin, like human footprints. They have pink glands above their eyes. The hotter the penguin gets, the more ...

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The Brydes Whale

May 24, 2011 by No Comment

A message from the whale company: The Brydes whale has a pointed head with 3 rostral ridges running along the top. The best time to see them along the South African coast is autumn and early winter (attracted by large shoals of small fish, i.e. Pilchards, anchovies etc. easily spotted by diving gannets), but could ...

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The killing of Cape Fur Seals

May 24, 2011 by 1 Comment

Each year, 85 000 CITES listed Cape Fur Seal pups get savagely beaten to death on the beaches of Namibia. A further 6 000 adult bull seals get shot at point blank range so that their penises may be used as an ineffective aphrodisiac. Not only are these animals an endangered species, but this is ...

Kitchen Cafe Quiz night

May 21, 2011 by No Comment

Hi All Come join us in raising funds for Masizame Childrens Shelter on 25 May 2011. Bookings are Essential. For more information about the event go to Bookings are essential. — Gerrie Kitchen Cafe Noël Center, Main Road, Plettenberg Bay Tel / Fax: 044 533 3693 Email:

The Cape Fur Seal

May 17, 2011 by No Comment

Message from our whale companies: South Africa has one species of seal endemic to its coastline – the Cape (African) Fur Seal They spend much of their life at sea, feeding mainly on pelagic fish as well as octopus, squid and swimming prawns They have a dog-like head with a prominent snout and coarse protruding ...

Bottlenose dolphins

May 15, 2011 by No Comment

Message from the Whale company: Bottlenose dolphins love to surf in the breakers. They feed twice daily, early morning and evening. When dolphins are feeding, they often target bottom dwelling fish, thought they also eat shrimp and squid. They are found further offshore and are associated with rocky reefs and areas with sandy bottoms (15 ...

Kitchen Cafe specials

May 13, 2011 by No Comment

Hi All Just a reminder about our specials at the moment: Monday: Buy one main meal and get one for free Tuesday till Thursday: 2 Course Meal R79.00 3 Course Meal R99.00 Pizza, Margarita pluss any 2 toppings R39.00 Friday: 50% Discount on selected Sushi- Maki, Nigiri, California Rolls – We have Tuna at the ...

Loose the freeze – Hot night @ Bush Pub!

May 11, 2011 by No Comment

Come celebrate our 1 year anniversary Hot fire (with real logs) lots of promos and giveaways Hot dogs (can you take the chilli) only R5 Hot rugby first on the big screen: Bulls & Rebels – 5pm then Cheetahs & Crusaders – 7pm Bring your hot voice for Karaoke at 9pm Hot drink specials R20 ...

Sub Antarctic Skua

May 10, 2011 by No Comment

Message from the whale company: The Sub Antarctic Skua has conspicuous white patches at the base of their flying feathers, wedge-shaped tails and a black, short heavy bill. They may scavenge and predate upon other seabirds or they may roam the southern oceans feeding on fish, mollusks, squid and crustaceans.  

Thresher shark

May 7, 2011 by No Comment

From the whale company: The thresher shark is characterized by its large upper caudal fin which may often be 50 percent of the total length of the shark. The second dorsal fin is much smaller than the first. The color of this shark varies from brown to black with metallic hues from above and irregular ...