Swimmers make unexpected friend in Simon’s Town

Two locals had a whale of a time snorkelling in Simon’s Town when a Humpback decided to join their expedition and swim alongside them, leaving them stunned by its beauty and peaceful nature. The friendly whale swam right up to the snorkellers. Local photographer Riaan Coetzer captured the magical moments[…]

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3 bulldozers needed to remove whale carcass in Strand

Strand beachgoers watched with noses pinched on Wednesday as bulldozers slowly dragged a whale carcass out of the water. Initially one bulldozer was called in to pull the 14m humpback whale off a reef, the city’s environmental corporate governance director, Gregg Oelofse, said. He said two more bulldozers had to[…]

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Two men survive run-in with whale

Two men who defied death, surviving rough seas and a run-in with a whale, have told of their harrowing experience after one was reunited with his family in Cape Town. The other, who is from France, spoke to his family on the phone after he was brought to shore. The[…]

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