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Gqeberha, the new Port Elizabeth awarded Whale Heritage Site status.

Algoa Bay in Gqeberha has been declared a Whale Heritage Site, making South Africa the only country in the world with two accredited sites. Algoa Bay joins the Bluff in Durban. The prestigious status was awarded by the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) and supported by World Animal Protection, recognizing a ‘community´s commitment to respect and celebrate whales, dolphins and other cetaceans. Read it here:

To qualify for this global accreditation, destinations must meet set criteria which include:

  • Encouraging respectful human-cetacean coexistence

  • Celebrating cetaceans

  • Environmental, social and economic sustainability

  • Research, education and awareness

Sites must take into account information relating to the relevant local cetacean populations, including their status, numbers, biology, habitat, behavior and welfare, offering the travel industry a way to protect marine wildlife and support sustainable practices.

During these tours:

when you take a trip to Addo Elephant National Park, the third largest national park in South Africa, you drive past Algoa Bay to get the opportunity to see whales if in season. Addo is home to elephants, lions, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species, this park host the largest remaining population of wild elephants on the planet. You’ll enjoy a safari with our knowledgeable Guide and get the opportunity to see buffalo and other big animals.

Request at to add a Marine-Eco Cruise in the bay, or add a day to your tour to do both. Expertly guided tours are offered in Algoa Bay, led by a knowledgeable conservationist, wildlife educator and marine safari specialist, to see whales, dolphins, seals, sharks, penguins, and other marine life.

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