The southern tip of the African continent is home to one of the world’s rarest plant kingdoms, but equally remarkable for what happens in the waters that surround it. The name of the extraordinary 56-kilometer hiking trail that weaves through the countryside, provides a big clue, namely the “Whale Trail”. 
During the winter months — from June to October — the coastline is transformed into one of the most important whale nurseries for these magnificent creatures. These are the so-called “southern right whales”, which have migrated from a summer of feeding in the southern oceans near Antarctica, to calve and mate along the shoreline of one of the largest Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Africa. Read More