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zuckermman
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Whale Sightins

Unread postby zuckermman » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:41 pm

Hi All
I will travel to Sufafrica in early December and would like to know if I can watch whales in those days. I'll be in the area the first week of December.Please Let me know the best places for sightings.
Thank you.

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Re: Whale Sightins

Unread postby JDW » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:29 am

Hi
The Whales start their journey back to the Antarctic in October.
I don't think you will see them in December.
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Re: Whale Sightins

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:49 pm

welcome to the forum zuckermman :D

I saw some Whales in October at Hermanus, Western Cape :dance:
and it was fabulous... for an Europeen who doesn't have... sea :lol:
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Re: Whale Sightins

Unread postby zuckermman » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:53 pm

It would be Great for me too. in Spain is not usually see Whales. :clap:

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Re: Whale Sightins

Unread postby JenB » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:44 am

Hi zuckermman,

I think it depends on where you will be visiting but I can tell you that you have a jolly good chance down South. :wink:
Our family home is in De Kelders just across the bay from Hermanus and we often see whales in December. I think you'd probably have a good chance in False Bay too. Cape point should be a good place to visit!

JDW is correct, they start their journey back in October but every year a few females with small calves stay until later when the calves are strong enough to make their way back to the Arctic.

These pics were taken on the 24th of December. In the first pic, 5 of them, in the 2nd, mom and baby.

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Good luck! :D
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