Victoria Bay is one of South Africa’s prime whale watching locations, there are very few places along the South African coast that will get you as close to the whales. Each year Southern Right whales migrate into the coastal waters of the Western Cape to mate, calve and nurse their young.
The animals, often mere metres from the shore, provide unsurpassed whale watching opportunities between June and November. Humpbacks migrate through the region between May and December each year, while Bryde’s whales are found slightly further offshore all year round.
Dolphins are also regular visitors, often seen throughout the day in large schools jumping out the water and sometimes joining the surfers at the point. They can be seen all year round, the most common dolphins are Heaviside’s Dolphin, Common Dolphin, Dusky Dolphin and Bottlenose Dolphin.
Victoria Bay also has a few resident seals and the occasional otter.
There has never been a shark attack at Victoria Bay.