We’d hiked about half of the seven-kilometer trail which led mainly through the dunes of De Mond Nature Reserve before arriving at the beach with the wind pumping and the sun shining mercilessly on our heads.
Seven Kilometer Hike At De Mond Nature Reserve
George In The Dunes
Endless Beach At De Mond
We walked towards a spot where there was a shipwreck but it was only visible with stormy weather as explained in the pamphlet. This coastline of South Africa is famous for its vicious weather conditions which resulted in many vessels losing their battle against nature.
Southern right whale close to the beach
See wildlife underwater and dive in South Africa!
But it wasn’t the shipwreck we spotted but a Southern right whale mum with it’s baby playing around in the sea just a few hundred meters offshore. We settled on a dune and watched their joyful moves for quite a while before the two of them headed off towards the most southerly tip of Africa.
Calf Puts Head On Whale Mother
At Cape Agulhas the Indian Ocean meets the colder and fish rich currents of the Atlantic Ocean, which is the reason, why whales are often spotted at the whale coast near Hermanus, only a two hours drive from Cape Town, South Africa.
The following video shows mother whale and calf playing with each other. If you hang in till the end of the two-minute clip you will watch the calf put his head on the body of its mother.
I could only imagine the massive bodies under water as I followed the small flipper of the calf popping up out of the water and the mother turning over and around the baby.
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