..There are endless sites on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast for tourists to witness the incredible migration of humpback and southern right whales between May and December. While anywhere along the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast is a great viewing spot, there are dedicated whale watching sites, including the Umtentweni Conservancy Whale Deck, Ramsgate Whale deck, Impithi Beach Kiosk and Umdoni Golf Club Whale Deck.
The whales migrate throughout winter, heading towards Mozambique while feeding on krill, plankton and small fish. Mothers and their young will swim close together with female whales nursing their young for a year. Whales will also court during the winter months with the gestation period just shy of a year. Birthing takes place in January and February, as well as July and August, with whales living up to 48 years. One of the most common species sighted off the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast is the humpback whale. They are immediately evidenced by its hump and black dorsal colouring. They are known for their magical songs that are used to communicate across great distances.
Whale watchers will also get the opportunity to watch the delightful antics of resident common and bottlenose dolphins, as well as the annual Sardine Run and its associated aquatic activity.
The warm Indian Ocean caresses the beaches of the South Coast, creating a familiar paradise for swimmers, surfers and rock anglers.
Article taken from The Southern Explorer KZN – Edition 23.
If you are keen to do some Whale watching on the South Coast in KwaZula Natal call us. We at Van Heerden Letting will be able to assist you with your self catering holiday accommodation. We have many flats as well as houses to suite your needs, making it a very memorable holiday. You will find great apartments in Uvongo, Manaba Beach, Margate, St Michaels on Sea or Shelly Beach.
View our Things To Do page for a list of activities for your whole family to do on holiday. Explore & Visit the South Coast, there is plenty to do on the South Coast.