After leaving Knysna it was on to the gorgeous Plettenberg Bay. (In)famous for it’s nightlife and its pristine beaches being inhabited by buff and bronzed South Africans, Plettenberg Bay (or Plett as it’s known by the locals) is arguably the best party destination on the Garden Route.
As I have mentioned in previous posts, partying isn’t my number one pastime, so the main appeal of Plett was the opportunity to swim with hundreds of gorgeous Cape Fur Seals (also skydiving but I shall get to that in next weeks post) in their natural habitat.
Offshore Adventures Swim with Seals is a little pricey at 550ZAR ($55) but it was an opportunity that I wasn’t prepared to pass up! A small group of us went on a boat trip out to the Robberg Peninsula, a part of Robberg Nature Reserve. As soon as we arrived I was able to see hundreds of beautiful seals jump into the water ready to greet us. A few other people on the boat were hesitant but not I! I was the first one to jump into the water and start interacting with these gorgeous creatures.
Snorkelling was like second nature to me, so it wasn’t long before I was duck diving down to the ocean bed to greet the huge number of seals. They were incredibly playful! They liked nipping at my flippers and one cheeky devil even attempted to eat my GoPro! They enjoyed blowing bubbles underwater and could be seen baring their teeth every so often, but it seemed more like play than aggression.
I spent approximately one hour in the water but it felt like no more than 10 minutes! I could have stayed and swum all day.
Thankyou for reading! Next week I will be posting about Skydiving over the beautiful Plettenberg Bay! So tell me, would you be game to swim with seals?
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