Cape Clawless Otter

It is not every day that one gets to glimpse the elusive Cape clawless otter (Aonyx capensis) as it goes about its daily life within many of South Africa’s freshwater systems. These otters belong to the Mustelid family, which includes carnivores such as weasels and badgers. The Cape clawless otter, also known as the African READ MORE

Colourful Cape sea urchins

Another beauty found in rock pools throughout the Western and Eastern Cape are the Cape sea urchins, but beware the spines! Cape sea urchins Parechinus angulosus grow to 6 cm, and are covered in spines of varying size but which are no bigger than 1/5th the size of the shell. The spines are most often READ MORE

Cape clawless otter

When walking along the Plettenberg Bay beaches animal tracks can be seen in the sand. They can be from Mongooses, dogs, cats, birds and otters.  There are 13 species of otters in the world. They are closely related to the honey badgers and wolverines and lives in both marine and fresh water. In the Western READ MORE

Interesting facts on seals

The Cape fur Seal pups begin swimming at an early age and the time they spend in the water increases as the pup learns more. By seven months the pup can already swim for two to three days at a time.